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Effective Every Day Newspaper Research

I love newspapers!  I can get lost in newspaper research looking for my ancestor and trying to discover something new about them. I research newspapers nearly every day. I will be sharing some of my insights in this blog and soon in videos. Have a newspaper hint? Share it with

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Remember Bert Edward Mothersbaugh (1888-1918)

Bert Edward Mothersbaugh (1888-1918) is not a direct relative.  He was the brother-in-law of my great-great aunt Maria Raiffeisen Mothersbaugh.  Bert was the youngest of five brothers (Lewis, Charles, Walter, Oscar & Bert) and two sisters (Ionia and Ophelia) born to Samuel A. (1846-1917) and Artelia Mechia Martin Mothersbaugh (1848-1915). 

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Welcome to Glimpses in Time

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to my new website. Some of you have been with me for many years while others have joined me on this journey more recently. I feel very blessed and am grateful for everyone. I hope you will enjoy exploring

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September Was a Great Month to Get Married!

In my family September brings the promise of fall, of the harvest and preparation for colder months.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and September acts as a warm reminder of family get togethers.  Throughout the generations on my family tree no month seems more popular for nuptials

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The Constitution and Other Matters

As Members of Congress watch the clock run out for funding Fiscal Year 2024, I thought it might be good to refresh our memories of how the legislative process works.  This is my simplified explanation of a complex process.  I worked as a staff member in the House of Representatives

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Do you have an ancestor who served in the military during WWI or WWII? You might check to see if a local photographic studio took photos of men and women before they left. Many did. Photographic studios may have left their photographs and records to a museum, library or historical organization. Check the hometown business resources!  #familybusiness #familybusinessresearch #smalltownresearch #historicalphotos #wwi #wwⅱ #newspaperresearch #oldnewspapers #newspapersdotcom #oldphotos

Do you have an ancestor who served in the military during WWI or WWII? You might check to see if a local photographic studio took photos of men and women before they left. Many did. Photographic studios may have left their photographs and records to a museum, library or historical organization. Check the hometown business resources! #familybusiness #familybusinessresearch #smalltownresearch #historicalphotos #wwi #wwⅱ #newspaperresearch #oldnewspapers #newspapersdotcom #oldphotos ...

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Grace Valentine Kembel Spencer on the right side with (I think ) one of her sisters holding kittens ca. 1932. 🐈‍⬛ #romamarygrace #gracekembel #kembel #lacledecountyhistory #nebomissouri #oldphotographs #familyhistory

Grace Valentine Kembel Spencer on the right side with (I think ) one of her sisters holding kittens ca. 1932. 🐈‍⬛ #romamarygrace #gracekembel #kembel #lacledecountyhistory #nebomissouri #oldphotographs #familyhistory ...

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Have you searched newspapers for your ancestors? Sometimes we get lucky and find a photo of them as the subject of a human interest story. This is Grace (Kembel) Spencer showing off her blooming amaryllis. ❤️ The source is Grace’s hometown paper the Tipton Times, December 13, 1984, from newspapers.com.  #tiptonmo #tiptontimes #grace #newspapers #dot #newspapersdotcom #RMG

Have you searched newspapers for your ancestors? Sometimes we get lucky and find a photo of them as the subject of a human interest story. This is Grace (Kembel) Spencer showing off her blooming amaryllis. ❤️ The source is Grace’s hometown paper the Tipton Times, December 13, 1984, from newspapers.com. #tiptonmo #tiptontimes #grace #newspapers #dot #newspapersdotcom #RMG ...

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The Raiffeisens in America including my great grandmother Charlotte. I’m working on a blog post now about her brother Julius.

The Raiffeisens in America including my great grandmother Charlotte. I’m working on a blog post now about her brother Julius. ...

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Happy 116th wedding anniversary to great grandpa and grandma Robert and Alice (Adams) Kembel. This is the earliest photo I have of them after the first two children Hazel and Wilma were born. It would be a few years before Grace, the fourth of their nine children.

Happy 116th wedding anniversary to great grandpa and grandma Robert and Alice (Adams) Kembel. This is the earliest photo I have of them after the first two children Hazel and Wilma were born. It would be a few years before Grace, the fourth of their nine children. ...

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Good to know that our ancestors had bad hair days too…even when their photo was being taken for the county atlas! Bet he wasn’t thinking, “Gee, I might need to comb this crazy so my descendants (and total strangers) don’t see me this way 150 years from now.”

Good to know that our ancestors had bad hair days too…even when their photo was being taken for the county atlas! Bet he wasn’t thinking, “Gee, I might need to comb this crazy so my descendants (and total strangers) don’t see me this way 150 years from now.” ...

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Newspaper research can provide a lens into your ancestor’s life including what they ate and drank. Soft drink 7 Up was developed by a St. Louis man named Charles Leiper Grigg. Grigg’s originally named his lemon-lime soda “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.” It was released in mid-October 1929, two weeks before the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression. #brandhistory #7up @newspaperscom #americanhistory #genealogy #materialculture #newspaperresearch

Newspaper research can provide a lens into your ancestor’s life including what they ate and drank. Soft drink 7 Up was developed by a St. Louis man named Charles Leiper Grigg. Grigg’s originally named his lemon-lime soda “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.” It was released in mid-October 1929, two weeks before the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression. #brandhistory #7up @newspaperscom #americanhistory #genealogy #materialculture #newspaperresearch ...

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In my latest blog post, I look back at 2023 and hint at what is to come in 2024. Check it out!
https://romamarygrace.com/genealogy-ten-years-on/

In my latest blog post, I look back at 2023 and hint at what is to come in 2024. Check it out!
https://romamarygrace.com/genealogy-ten-years-on/
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Happy New Year from 100 years ago! Here’s to a healthy 2024 filled with peace and joy!

Happy New Year from 100 years ago! Here’s to a healthy 2024 filled with peace and joy! ...

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