Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #1

A bit late on this one, but here goes. Upload your favorite picture and talk about it on your blog. Answer the who/what/when/where/why of the subject matter and explain why it is your favorite.

Frank Zalewski & Family - 1909

Frank Zalewski & Family - 1909 (click for full)

This is a photo of the Frank & Anna Zalewski family (my great-great grandparents.) Names (as close as I can remember) – Back row – Frances (Zalewski) Cybela, Angeline (Zalewski) Pierzchalski, Marianna (Zalewski) Gierszewski, Martha (Zalewski) Strelka, Joseph Zalewski (my great-grandfather) – Front Row – Helen (Zalewski) Stroinski, Anna (Lindner) Zalewski, Agnes (Zalewski) Walczak, Frank Zalewski, and Frank Zalewski, Jr.

This photo was noted as being taken in 1909 for, I think, my great-grandfather’s confirmation (notice the candle he is holding.) I’m assuming it was taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin somewhere since the family lived there throughout their lives in America. It’s been my favorite photo since it was one of the first I was able to find in my genealogy research and it just showed so much information. It’s amazing to see the whole Zalewski family from 1909 and my great-grandfather as a young boy. The more I look at it, the more I can see my father a little bit in Frank.

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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