Saturday, June 30, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

It's the fourth of July weekend and it's going to b a hot one! Try a air condition library and do some research on ur family. Today is free genealogy question? If u hit a brick wall and need a little nudge, ask me a question and I'll answer right here on my blog. Have a great 4th.... Cga

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Wow, its Wednesday already.   We are nearing the Fourth of July and going full swing into summer.  Last week on Free Friday Genealogy Question,  I got a great question from Ezri:    Ezri writes:   my grandmother turned 100 when I was a child and I remember a newspaper article about her turning 100.  The year would have been August 22, 1946 paper in either Davidson County or Cheatham County, TN.  Can you tell me how to go about finding that article?
Ezri, great question about locating an article in a historical paper.   First thing is to locate your grandmother in the 1940 census to find out exactly what City and County she lived in.  If you cannot find her in 1940 census because it has not been indexed yet, try the 1930 census.  When you find out exactly what city and county she lived in, the next step would be to see what papers were published in that city and county.  Unfortunately, only a fraction of newspapers are visible online and old fashioned hard work will be needed to find this article.  You can also go to the local library in the city and county she lived and ask to see the microfilm of the newspaper for the month/year the article would be published.   Nashville Public Library ( might be a place to start.  The following is a list of available historical newspapers on file at the Nashville Library.
E:6 Nashville Banner
B:8 Nashville Globe African-American
H:7 Nashville Good News Weekly
H:8 Nashville Record
Nashville Tennessean
H:10 Tennessee Register Catholic (Nashville)
H:10 Trades and Labor News trade union

Hopes this helps Ezri. cga

Friday, June 15, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its FREE Friday Genealogical Question?   R u hitting a brick wall?   Maybe u just don't know where to go from where u r?   Ask me any genealogical question and I'll answer it right here on my blog.   I am sure we all will learn from your question.   cga

Friday, June 8, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Today is Free Question Friday?    Any Genealogical question and I'll answer right here on my blog.   Have a gr8 weekend and do something fun with Genealogy.   cga

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Lets follow up today with Gadgets and podcast that  we can add to your Genealogy Homepage.   Do you have favorite blogs and podcasts that are not included in the igoogle gadgets.   I am going to show you how to add them to your Genealogy Homepage.
1.. lets start on your igoogle home page.
2..go to your favorite blog or podcast that you want to add and scroll down the side column until u see a "+google" button.   Click and u get 2 options.   choose option to add to ur igoogle homepage.
3..the gadget will automatically b added to ur genealogy igoogle homepage.

Enjoy ur day!   cga

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How is your new Genealogy Google Homepage working?    I love mine.   Here are a few Genealogy gadgets u might like:  1..Google Bookmarks- keep links to all your genealogy websites in one gadget.  2..Google Calendar keep track of deadlines, follow ups and dates  3..Google Docs - view your active documents, 4..GMail inbox, 5..Google Map Search - great for looking up cemeteries, ancestors addresses, etc..5..Google Notebook, great for taking notes, 6..Google Tip of the Day Learn new ways to hunt for your ancestors 7..My todolist, 8..stickynotes,  8.. Worldcat search searches the world's libraries from from igoogle, 9..24-7 Family History Circle  hosted by and 10..Google tools create a custom list of the Google tools you use most giving you one-click access.   Let me know how the homepage works for you and if u found any new gadgets that would be great for genealogists.   cga

Monday, June 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How was ur weekend?   Did u get to visit any new relatives?   Visit any cemeteries?   Have any questions or comments?   Today is Free Monday Genealogical Question?    cga