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Contact the Main Library in the towns in which they lived.

Many libraries have their own local genealogy and local history sections, with much more specific information than found otherwise.
They may have info from small newspapers, even weeklies, that newspapers.com or genealogybank.com haven't accessed.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:30 PM (1 replies)

I watched most of the voting on that bill, as well as the voting on Sen. Murray's amendment

which preceded the Skinny Bill.

Many Senators, on both sides of the aisle, voted by coming down to the table and used a thumbs up or thumbs down gesture to illustrate their vote. So apparently McCain's gesture was not out of the ordinary.

Over the years, watching many Senate votes, it seems to me that more Senators come the center to record their votes than do it vocally from their seats.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Jul 28, 2017, 05:45 PM (0 replies)

Use alternative sources. Many indexes are now online.

Example: Look up the spouses on Find-a-Grave. Likely the cousin is buried next to her spouse. You'll find other info.

Social Security Index. - Most adults obtained their social security number in their late teens. Women thus mostly registered under their birth/maiden names.

Many states and counties have marriage licenses applications and marriage records online. Perhaps Pennsylvania is one of them.

Congratulations on finding so many new cousins. Perhaps they're waiting to hear from you!
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Jul 28, 2017, 05:28 PM (0 replies)

Heart disease was not treatable in the early 1900's. The growth of useful drugs began mainly

in the late 50's and early 60's, and the growth in older population in general in the last 30-40 years. There were no anti-biotics until after WWII; death from flu, tuberculosis, and other illnesses now controllable were commonplace.

Before the Social Security Act, which only made its first payout in the late 1930s, the average person worked until they died, not much beyond 65, which is why the retirement age was placed at 65 years. Few people had savings enough to live on in retirement; they depended on family to see them through illness and old age.

My grandfather, who had the means to afford doctors and medical care, died in 1947 in his mid-60's of heart disease, having had a heart attack in his early 60's. My father died at age 70 of heart problems.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Jul 21, 2017, 06:19 PM (1 replies)

Frankly, it's been too long since I used them to answer you definitively.

I think a lot depends on what states and cities you're looking in.
I still get emails from genealogybank.com telling of new additions, but I think the cities I needed have already been added and newer additions did not serve me well, but, obviously, they may be perfect for another.

Since it's been a while, I don't recall the specifics of newspapers.com.
Due to recent happenings in my family's life, my active genealogy searching has been curtailed, but my son has picked up a lot on his paternal side.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:41 AM (0 replies)

Wkrc-tv in Cincinnati is running the Boris Epshteyn plugs. Revolting. A literal turn-off.

I have emailed my thoughts on this travesty to the local station.
The last thing I want appearing on my local news is the visage of Boris Epshteyn.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:28 PM (0 replies)

I too have used newspapers.com as well as genealogybank.com for newspaper articles

when re my ancestors.
Found an article and photo re my grandfather's second wife whose name etc. were never spoken of in my family. Also details of the drowning of two separate men one in a river and another in Great Lakes when a ship went down due to shifting cargo.

Re my Michigan ancestors, I found articles about what we would now consider everyday life. They lived in a smaller city, where visiting out-of-town relatives and broken ankles were noted in the newspaper; also mentioned a relative that found a large honeycomb in a tree.

These stories give flesh to the bare bones names we have in family trees.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:19 PM (1 replies)

Yes, and I get your point! nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 02:31 PM (0 replies)

John Miller's brother? nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 02:28 PM (0 replies)

On to the State Fair! nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 02:13 PM (1 replies)
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