Days and Dates on Clippings
In addition to keeping the dates on newspaper clippings, I always try to also keep the day of the week the newspaper was printed. Many articles, especially obituaries, will read something like “so-and-so died Tuesday….”, but give no date. If you know that the article appeared on Thursday and the date, you can figure out the actual date the event occurred.
Los Gatos, CA
Julianaâ€™s Note: Good point, Kathy. And if you run across an item that has the date, but no day of the newspaper–only a reference to the day of the event, you can use a perpetual calendar to determine the date. An example of one is at TimeandDate.com.Â
In researching my Nagel family from Germany who settled in western New York State, I found out that some of them changed the spelling to Nagle. While this is not profound, I have found some places where the name was listed as “Nail.” Since Nagel or Nagle in German means nail, one should look at what the foreign name means and search for that as well.
Richard A Rice
I have found that using manila folders and plastic colored tabs has helped me a lot. I pick a color and use that tab for all members of one family, another color for another family, etc. I also use the clear colored inserts to separate members of a family within each colored tab.
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