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Going forward

At the start of 2019, I announced that I would be posting all the clippings I had to date in chronological order in order to give myself and my readers a sense of how things changed and evolved through more than 100 years’ worth of newspaper articles and mentions.

WordPress gives me the ability to schedule posts in advance, and at that time I had enough transcriptions to schedule through what I thought would be December 31. Then, I took a little time off from collecting clippings and transcribing them to work on other research projects.

The project ended up extending slightly beyond the calendar year and ended yesterday.

I still have a number clippings to transcribe and actively seek out new databases and archives, but for the time being I will most likely be posting once or twice a week.


Welcome to 1916!

At the beginning of the year, I decided to post my backlog of transcriptions in chronological order.  We are now at mid-point of the year and have reached 1916.  I estimate that I will be finished with this project in February 2020.  In the meantime, I’ve continued to gather clippings and will figure out my new approach at the beginning of the new year.

I’m grateful to anyone and everyone who follows my site.  Happy researching!

Welcome to 2019!

Livingston County Daily Press 27 Dec 1950As 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to 2019, I continue to gather information about the descendants of Gasper Rorick from newspaper databases across the country.  In the past, I’ve grouped things together for special occasions (e.g.,  wedding announcements on Valentine’s day or news about servicemen and women on Veterans Day).

This year, I’d like to do something a little different.  I’ll be posting in chronological order, starting with an advertisement for John C. Rorick’s Milwaukee commercial college from 1856 and moving through the years.  Short news items (social news, birth announcements, business items, wedding announcements, etc.) will be gathered by year or, in some cases, by decade if there is only one item for any given year.  I have a significant backlog of short items, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those, especially in the earlier years.  It’s my hope that posting items in chronological order will give a sense of how things changed for the family through the years.  There’s enough content to continue to post on a daily basis for the foreseeable future.

The source for this advertisement, for the Baldwin Hardware Company, is the Livingston County Daily Press, December 27, 1950. Happy New Year!