Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope that you enjoyed my daily updates in December.  For 2018, my goal is to post at least twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday.  I do, however, have a significant backlog of obituaries and death notices and plan to post daily in January until I’m caught up.  After that, the content will become more varied again.

In addition, one of my goals for this site for the coming year is to write more about how and why I am so engaged in family history research.  I’d like to start with newspaper research, since I do so much of it. The historic newspaper articles that I have transcribed here add so much detail to the lives of the people that I’m researching.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite free newspaper sites that I have used to compile the material that you find here:

California Historic Newspaper Collection

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Historic New York Newspapers

Chronicling America, from the Library of Congress

The Lake Orion Review (Michigan)

The Cass City Chronicle and Cass City Enterprise (Michigan)

Historic Quincy Newspapers (Illinois)

Happy hunting!



Following are links to additional information about the Roricks and related families.

Albert V. Foster — From the Toledo’s Attic Website.

Beneath the Starry Flag: New Jersey’s Civil War Experience — A book that includes a description of Captain Lewis Van Blarcom’s experience as a prison of war at the Andersonville prison.

Colleen Gormley’s Page — Related families in Lenawee County, MI.

Columbia Gorge Photo Archives — Use the search feature to find pictures of Eck Rorick as a young man playing baseball and leading a dance band. There is also a photo of the Celilo train crash that killed Mrs. J.N. Walling and her grandson.

George Edward Anderson Collection at BYU — Use the search feature to find photos of Roe A. Deal and his wife, Louise Rorick Deal.

History of Dallesport — Information on J.T. Rorick’s role in the history of this town. Continue reading “Links”