Weekly History: January 31st – February 6th

Ignatz Szulta

February 1st 1849 - Born - Ignatz Peter SZULTA - Ignatz is my 3rd-great-grandfather on my father's side. New evidence that I found may actually move his birth date to January 30th. Recently, I had found that Ignatz was born in what is now Sulęczyno Parish, Kartuzy County, Pomorskie, Poland. He … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: LAST

No, not a last name, the name LAST. You should see how difficult it is to do any sort of search on this surname. Typing in "last surname" or just "last" into search engines usually gets me a lot more than I need. Sometimes it gives me "Did you mean 'last name'?" It's even tough on genealogy sites … [Read more...]

New Paint

I decided that a new theme was needed. The previous one was nice, but it has been falling behind in some things. The web moves fast. This one gives me more control over certain things and it listed to have been tested and working in the most common browsers (sadly, even IE6, which I wish would die … [Read more...]

Follow Friday

Here are some interesting blog posts that I've run across for this week. Abba-Dad at I Dream of Genea(logy) posts Genealogy - What's the Point? In the post he wonders why people do genealogy. What keeps them going? After reading it, I see two sections that really drive me. "Where do I come from? … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Troka/Zalewski Wedding

This is one of the new photos I found this weekend when looking through my grandmother's collection. This is the best photo that I have of my great-grandmother, Emily (Troka) ZALEWSKI. She passed away pretty young in 1941 at the age of 45, so there are not a lot of photos of her. This is her and my … [Read more...]

It’s Cold Here

This site gets few updates during this time of the year. I can't really do much cemetery research or photography due to the bitter cold and covering of snow. But, I will be back come Spring since I usually have some backlog of stuff I need to check out. Happy Winter! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Joseph & Emily Zalewski

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A Little Help From My Friends and Family

Richard Zalewski

This weekend I picked up the mother lode of photos, documents, and information on my grandparent's families. My aunt and uncle were holding on to my grandmother's heirlooms, which included my grandfather's stuff after he passed away. I knew my grandmother had a few photo albums since I previously … [Read more...]