Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Another find!

On a whim, I decided to download "My Legacy" as another way to do my genealogy research.  I am still trying to fight Family Tree Maker to be able to make CDs of the work to share with family.  Not. Going. Well.

It was while playing with Legacy that I discovered a link to newspaper archives.  Of course, it was a pay for service since the program was free to begin with.  There are many, many mentions of my great-great and great grandfathers in the San Antonio paper.  I can't believe what movers and shakers they were.

This morning I discovered that Ancestry can access those archives.  Yeah, I know, I am a slow learner.  There was the write up of great grandfather and great grandmother's wedding.  They had 800 guests!!  Can you imagine?

I would love to know how the family fell apart.  There is certainly not the monies in any of the families that was once there.  I guess the Depression did them in.  Don't know.

It has just been one discovery after another.  My head is really spinning. 



I love finding out stuff on my's so cool.

Judy said...

OHMYGOSH--that is so great! I'm assuming you can print out the newspaper clipping? My Dad's ancestors were movers and shakers also--back in New York state. Office holders, minor politicians. In my great great great grandfather's obit, it mentions how he got out of a sick bed and was driven in the bed of a horse drawn wagon to cast his vote in a national election. We don't get such good wedding notices or obit write-ups like they did back in the old days.

Cheyenne said...

I wish I could go back in time and talk to certain ancestors. I have some good questions for a few of them. Like the one that was shot by a sentry while waiting to muster out as the Civil War was getting started. He left an infant behind. That infant was my great grandfather. I love genealogy but I wish it were a lot more easier to find people.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such interesting work, isn't it?
I have an issue, as I am adopted. I met my birth mother. Once. It did not go well.
Happy hunting!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!