It Has Begun…

Ok, I did a little work on starting the Zalewski Family Tree Project this weekend. I went through a bit of the 1860-1900 Census records and added the "Zalewski" (and other variations) to one family tree file. It's just a start, but hopefully this will become the largest collection of Zalewski family … [Read more...]

Planting the Seed

Well, I've begun the starting work on my super Zalewski Family Tree project. Unfortunately, I haven't received many Zalewski trees after I requested them. I'll have to start marketing it on message boards and mailing lists. Though, I did browse through the documents on I found on footnote.com … [Read more...]

Footnote

I ran across a very cool history/genealogy website via The Genealogy Guys podcast called Footnote. They put together a very slick historical document archive system and they are working on scanning important historical documents into it. You're able to search through them, annotate them, and also … [Read more...]

Cemetery Research

Wow, it's been a week. It sure seemed to go quickly. I didn't get to much family research in the last week, but I did visit my local library and checked out some of their genealogy items. The first book I checked out was "Your Guide to Cemetery Research" by Sharon Debartolo Carmack. It was one of … [Read more...]

Backup

There comes a time in every computer user's career that they say, "I wish I had backed that up." Fortunately, I haven't needed to say that yet. Though, I technically have four hard drives on my computer; my main one, another one inside, and two external USB hard drives. I had it set up this way … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Pioneer

I received my mail from the Wisconsin Historical Society today and it included some nice information. I ordered the marriage certificates for two of my family members from northern Wisconsin and also a death certificate for a possible relative. The society also found an obituary for my 3rd great … [Read more...]

Grandpa Joe

Though, I was alive for more than a year before my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, passed away, I really don't remember much of him or have any photos of him and I. He seemed like a nice guy. If he was anything like my grandfather (his son) he was probably strict, yet loving. He was probably … [Read more...]

Civil War

For the longest time, I thought that I had no ancestors that fought in the Civil War. I was surprised when I ran across a Civil War record for my third-great grandfather, John Last. I ran across this by finding a document calling his wife, Charlotte (Stramm) a Civil War widow. As shown above in the … [Read more...]