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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...]

Remains of the Unknown

Remains of four people that were found about a decade ago in my home town, while adding on to a local church, were finally laid to rest this week. According to the news article about this, they are believed to be over 100 years old. Over the last decade, they've been trying to figure out who these … [Read more...]

Thompson and Quinet

St. Paul's Cemetery

Yesterday, my wife and I made a trip up north to the Wrightstown, Wisconsin area to search for a few headstones for my family tree. It was a nice day and we decided to spend most of it outside.I wasn't exactly sure which cemetery they were buried in, if any, but we checked the first one we ran … [Read more...]

Flickr

www.flickr.com I did a bunch of updates to my Flickr account. I had signed up for it awhile ago, but never used it. I still plan to use my own website for most of my genealogy pictures, but some will go there for all to see. Above is a selection of some of the cemetery photos I took … [Read more...]

Links

Today's Links Family Link -It's like Facebook mixed with Genealogy. It's a social-networking type site that allows you to share/connect/communicate with other genealogists researching in your area, in your family, etc. It's brand-new, but it looks to have a lot of potential. Help it out by … [Read more...]

Research Update

I've been working this week on my family line. I've been hitting a few of the brick walls to see if anymore information is available using a couple of resources. I usually first use Ancestry's "My Ancestry" family tree section, since I can browse right to the individual I want to use. All of their … [Read more...]

Hanging Out My Genes

I saw a show on the National Geographic channel a few years ago about Genetic Genealogy, or Genetealogy as the cool kids call it. It really interested me. I've recently become more interested in world history, especially in the areas of my ancestors and how they lived (This would've been helpful in … [Read more...]