A New Coat of Paint

I had some inspiration yesterday on a new look for my family site. Previously, the family site design just copied this blog design (with some tweaks) to make it easier. I had an idea to show off some of the great photos I have in my collection to visitors of the site. Last night and today I put it … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Emily and Kids

This is my great-grandmother, Emily (TROKA) ZALEWSKI along with her first two children: my grandfather, Richard ZALEWSKI and Irene (ZALEWSKI) LUTZENBERGER. I'm not exactly sure on the year, but it looks as though my Grandpa is around 1 or 2 years old, so it's probably in about 1922-23. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: July 29th

Wordless Wednesday

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Tombstone Tuesday: July 28th

I found this tombstone when I was visiting St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: THIELKE

I know it's a day late. I was oot and aboot yesterday so I didn't get a chance to write it. I went to Milwaukee's Germanfest because I heard they have a nice area of family history stuff. They did, but unfortunately, they didn't have any info on my family. It didn't hurt to try. THIELKE is one of … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 26th – August 1st

July 26th 1751 - Married - Pierre François QUINET & Thérèse DARD - Pierre and Thérèse are my 7th-great-grandparents on my father's side. They were married in Menoux, Haute-Saône, France. I am related to them through their son Antoine QUINET, who was born in 1757. 1919 - Married - … [Read more...]

August GYR Carnival: Favorite Photo

Here is one of my favorite photos. It was taken a few years ago at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee. I had gone in the fall and the colors make it look really beautiful and peaceful. The cemetery itself has a lot of visuals like this due to the fact that it is very large and full of large trees … [Read more...]

Tracking the Zalewski

1892 City Directory

I know it sounds like a show on National Geographic, but it's not. I'm not sure why I didn't this earlier, but it's never too late to try. After finding my ZALEWSKI family's passenger record, I originally decided to see if I could find them in Baltimore city directories since it seems like they … [Read more...]