A little history

I’m not sure when it happened, sometime between college and now. Throughout school, from elementary through college, I really didn’t like history. I’d shuffle through it, learning enough to get by, but it really didn’t do anything for me. Even in college, when I needed to take US History or Western Civilization, or whatever it was called, I didn’t get into it. Now, I love history, well most of it anyway. If the history has something to do with my family history or to me, in general, than I love finding out about it. All I can say on that note is “Thank (insert your god here) for Wikipedia!”

I’m really more interested in local history, since I’ve lived in the area and I like finding out more about it. But, I also like to read up on places that my ancestors hailed from to see what it was like back then. Doc Brown, I’m calling your name here..

I guess this is why genealogy really interests me, it scratches all of my historical itches very nicely.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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Czech’ing Out the Records

I hit up FamilySearch this weekend to do some miscellaneous research. I happened to see their collection of records for the Czech Republic (or Czechoslovakia) and since my wife’s great-grandmother, Anna (HUIZEL) COLLINS, was born there, I thought I’d browse them. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything useful. Though, while looking through their wiki pages on the […]

Comments

  1. Iga Zalewska says:

    Hi,
    My name is Iga Zalewska (female version of the name). My father is Slawomir Zalewski and my brother is Pawel. They are still in Poland. I immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago and I’m 23. My mother knows a lot about the Zalewski family in Poland. Our Grandfather Eustachy was famous in cenral Poland after the war. He did a lot of bussiness with all kinds of people and had the most beautiful houses. My aunt in Lodz (PL) lives in one of the houses. The rest of our family immigrated. My uncle George (Jerzy) Zalewski was a famous archeologist. Worked in Egypt / reconstructing the pyramids when the commies were in charge of Poland. His daughters (my cousins Ursula and Joanna) immigrated to England. I came to America when I was 16. I haven’t met any Zalewski’s here yet. I brought my mother here last year and my brother is still in college (masters of electronics and telecommunications). My father is retired and doesn’t like to travel at all. He is a biologist. All my Zalewski side of the family went to college, is intelligent and polite. I hope we Zalewski people are the same here, in the States;)) My email is: lovepolka@yahoo.com if you ever need to talk about Zalewski family tree. Our side of the family lived trough all the wars and I knew that my great grandfather was a financial advisor to Prince Sanguszko (powerful name in my country:). He looked Jewish with his big nose and glasses but who knows…He wsa also great with business…Ah, have fun you American Zalewski’s. Big Hug, Iga Zalewska (Ill be a dentist in the future:)