[APG Public List] Advice on Finding more recent information
toddmichaelwhite at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 16 22:20:47 MST 2009
I had tried most of what you mentioned in your email. However, I did want to ask you about newspaperarchive.com. I haven't seen this site before. It looks as though it is $72 a year to sign up. Do you recommend it? I'm wondering how many additional articles it actually pulls up versus just doing a google search. I'm willing to sign up if it's been helpful to some people.
Thanks for the advice,
--- On Wed, 12/16/09, Bonnie Kohler <kohlerbj at bellsouth.net> wrote:
From: Bonnie Kohler <kohlerbj at bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Advice on Finding more recent information
To: "todd white" <toddmichaelwhite at yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 9:42 PM
I guess you're going to hear a lot of the same
1. Newspaper account of the engagement and/or marriage
(ask a librarian to search or try something like
2. Do a first name and birth year (based upon other
census years) search of the census for the town in which they lived when they
married and see if there are any likely candidates. Use the grandmother's
obituary to identify siblings that might appear on the census with the
grandmother in her family home.
3. For both grandmothers, see if their obits
mention their parents' names or a brother, who would have their
4. Do a literature search online at Heritage
Quest or Google Books for the county in which they lived for a history of the
county that might include them, or look for a book written about the husband's
family that might mention to whom the husband married.
5. Look for a marriage for the husband at FamilySearch.
(I think you said you did that.) Look for the births of the children at
FamilySearch. The parents names would be mentioned.
6. I was surprised when I found information about a
contemporary couple at FamilySearch. I thought all of the information was old,
but there is some fairly current information in the Ancestral
Just adding to the mix of
Bonnie Dunphy Kohler
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Subject: [APG Public List] Advice on
Finding more recent information
I'm sure this question is probably too broad, but I'm
going to ask it anyway. My client thought he knew his grandmothers
maiden name but I cannot find her using that name. I'm creating a family
tree for him but without her name I can only explore his grandfathers
side of the family.
I would get the information off of their
marriage license, however, they were married sometime around 1940 in New
Jersey. There are no marriage records I can access from a date as recent
To top it off, we are in the same situation with his
great grandmother. He doesn't know her maiden name. She was married to
her husband in 1911. Again, too recent to access any marriage license. I
checked familysearch.org. I checked every resource I know of.
Does anyone have any advice on looking up more recent
Thank you all,
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