Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Goodies from the San Diego Newspapers on GenealogyBank

After the tremendous find yesterday that many years of the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune historical newspapers were recently added to GenealogyBank (see Tuesday's Tip - San Diego Newspapers on GenealogyBank  and The Carringer Gardens in 1935), spent several hours last night capturing interesting tidbits of news about my three Carringer families in San Diego from about 1895 to 1943.  I was like a kid in a candy was truly a Forrest Gump genealogy moment for me as I found one helpful and interesting tidbit after another.  For the Carringer surname in just the San Diego Union newspaper, there were 183 matches alone!  I didn't capture all of them, and there were some that the image would not come up for me.

Two that I had not seen previously included:

1)  The wedding announcement of my grandparents, Lyle L. Carringer and Emily K. Auble (appeared on page 8 of the San Diego Union newspaper edition dated 21 June 1918):

2)  A list of marriage licenses from page 8 of the San Diego Union newspaper edition dated 21 June 1918)::

I did not have either one of these articles previously.  The wedding announcement article sheds more light on Lyle's Marine Corps service, the wedding service itself, and their first home (that was new for me!). 

Tonight, the quandary for me is:  should I work on my Family History Fair presentation handouts or go mining for more articles on my other families in the GenealogyBank treasure chest?  What do you think I'm going to do? 

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Diane B said...

umm ... stay up too late?

bgwiehle said...

GenealogyBank has done a great job indexing their historical newspapers collection. And the collection is still growing!
You may not need these hints but...
You may find that some of the matches are OCR-errors, for an unrelated person of the same surname, or in classified ads (which may or may not be of value to your research).
The preview images are great for weeding out some of these. To narrow down the number of hits, use the other search fields, especially keywords and date range. Certainly you can prioritize the searches, given your scheduling dilemma.