Searching Beyond Names – Newspapers

April 8, 2022 Like everyone else, searching for my ancestors by name has been my default method of using newspapers. It’s a great way to find obituaries and other vital records. It’s also a wonderful way to locate famous ancestors and ancestors with unusual names. It’s not, however, the only way to find information about […]

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Lightning Strike

January 15, 2021 Unlike on the eastern plains of Colorado, severe thunderstorms are rare in Northern Utah, where I grew up. That was a good thing because any time an electrical storm threatened, my mother gathered us kids, unplugged all electrical appliances and dragged us all down to the basement. As we cowered in the […]

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