Saturday, February 10, 2018

The old newspapers told the nitty-gritty

As I’m reviewing old newspapers in search of details about my Flanders ancestors, I came upon an interesting article about a distant cousin, Francis Flanders. Here’s the article I discovered:

Flanders, Francis and Alice Divorce1

This chart shows that he’s my sixth cousin three times removed.


We never realize how much we can learn about a cousin or an ancestor until we read the little details about their lives. I certainly appreciate the fact that the newspapers in the last century reported the nitty-gritty about the lives of the local residents!

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