How to use historical newspapers to do ancestry research. Discover the types of genealogy records that you can discover in old newspapers ranging from birth notices to death records in this lengthy PPT presentation from GenealogyBank.com.
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Thomas Jay Kemp
23 March 2012
12 December 1848
Obituary notice for Lovina Ayres
born 7 August 1846
died 28November 1848
Fort Wayne Sentinel. 13 April 1917. page 18
- He was from Hampton, NH - Left home abt. 25 years ago (around 1853) - Now abt. 50-60 yrs. old - He sailed on the ships Montezuma, William Thompson and Roman - He had sailed out of New Bedford, MA - He once sailed under a Master Allen - Others named: Rev. Mr. Butler of New Bedford, MA Mrs. J. C. Hardy of Haverhill, MA
- Sailor looking for his family: Peter Gennett - His birthplace: Albany, New York - Lost contact with his family 30 yrs ago (around 1841) - Father: John W. Gennett; kept a grocery story in Albany, naturalized Frenchman - long-time sexton of the only Chatholic Church in Albany - Mother: Johanna Henny (or Hennie); Scotch by birth, she was a native of Nova Scotia - Family: eight children - Cornelia, William, Peter, John, Edward, Frances, Charles and Henry - William: a cabinet maker; was deaf and dumb - Frances: was at the New York Deaf & Dumb Asylum
3 December 1904, page 8
Reilly (Leitrim—New York)- Patrick Reilly left Carrickallen, Ireland, 13 years ago (about 1891) - He was last heard from 5 years ago (about 1899) - He was a motorman on a street car in NYC - Mother’s maiden name: Hagan - Sisters: Bridget and Mary - Brother: Edward, Butte, Montana (he placed the ad)
O’Mealy (United States) - John O’Mealy left New York in May 1873 and has not been seen or heard from since - He was supposed to have gone to Texas - He was five feet nine inches tall, with medium complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes - Sister: Maggie, now Mrs. M. Coonan - Sister’s address: 624 Greenwich Street, NYC
Murphy (Canada—United States)- Sarah Ann Murphy left Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, in 1872 or 1873 - She would now (1904) be about 46 years old - She has dark hair and eyes, and is heavy-set - She might be in Almonte, Ontario - Sought by: W. E. McGwigan of 305 High Street, Salem, Oregon
Mrs. Mary Casey
Fayette County, Ohio
Husband: John Casey
Served Rev War: Virginia Line
Died 1845 – age 75
(Born abt. 1770)
“A few years prior..”
he married Mary Cox, then a girl of 16
Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma)
26 July 1917, page 1
Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey)
25 May 1921, page 1
Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts)
31 July 1840, page 2:
The Shamrock – 17 August 1816
23 September 1828.
15 July 1915
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