Smile for the Camera, 19th Edition

The word prompt for the 19th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Gift." It is the holiday season and a time for giving. So give Smile readers the gift of sharing, sharing a family photograph. It can be a gift given or received, it can be the gift of talent, it can be the gift of having the … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: LINDNER

Anna Lindner (left)

LINDNER first shows up in my ancestry from my great-great-grandmother, Anna LINDNER. She was born 27 Nov 1865 in Prussia, but I'm not sure which area of Prussia. She married my great-great-grandfather, Frank J ZALEWSKI, in Jan 1885. They're noted to have been married in the Poznan Province of South … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 29th – Dec 5th

November 30th 1854 - Married - Jean Joseph Desire DEBROUX & Marie Desiree LOOD - Desire and Desiree (as they were known) are my 3rd-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were both born in Piétrebais, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.  They married in Belgium before immigrating to … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 22nd – 28th

November 22nd 1774 - Born - Friedrich Ernest MUHM - Friedrich is my 5th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in Schwbendorf, Landkreis, Maurburg, Hessen, Germany. He married Gertrude OPPERMAN in 1795. He passed away on 24 Jan 1850 in Schwbendorf, Landkreis, Maurburg, Hessen, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 15th – 21st

November 17th 1853 - Died - Marie Josephe BERO - Marie is my 4th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was presumably born in Belgium, but her info is unknown. She married Constant Joseph LAURENT in 1809 and had 4 children, including my ancestor Jean-Baptiste LAURENT. She passed away at … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday (with Words)

Oath of Allegiance

Thank you to all of those who have served our country and who are currently serving our country. Special thanks to the veterans in my family: My grandfather Richard Zalewski (WWII), my grandfather LeRoy Thielke (WWII), my great-grandfather Joseph Zalewski (WWI), and my 3rd-great-grandfather John … [Read more...]

Everything I Know About Frank Zalewski

I have a new site to show all of you. But, first, how it all came to be. While I was searching for more information on a passenger ship from one of my ancestors a few months back, I ran across a site called "Everything I Know About Hyman Victor." The site is basically one man's story about his … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 8th-14th

November 11 1630 - Born - Jean CUSSON-CALLIOU - Jean is my 10th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born at St. Marguerite-sur-Durclair, Rouen, Normandie, France. He married Marie FOUBERT in 1656.  He passed away on 8 Apr 1718 at St. Sulpice, Quebec, Canada. 1719 - Born - Josephte … [Read more...]