Archives: July 2012

Breaking News: Use Google to Search in 1940 Census

I just discovered something interesting: You can use Google to search in’s version of the 1940 Census database. I was searching for information on my uncle, Wallace Dingman, using Google, and up popped a hit on his 1940 census record in Buffalo, New York. It actually was the No. 4 hit in the list

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Googling for “Isaly Fire in Andover” in 1955

In our emails back and forth recently, my brother, Walfrid came up with some events at home while we were growing up in Andover, Ohio. While I didn’t remember all of them, I did take note so that I can compile a time line of our growing up in Andover, and especially our house at

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Identifying Year of a Photograph, with help from Google

Today, I was comparing notes with my brother, Walfrid, trying to guess when a photograph of our grandmother, Ida Maria (Hytönen) Huskonen was taken, probably by our father. I was able to enlarge the digital file of the photo large enough to be able to read the days of the month on a calendar hanging

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