Sunday in the Attic

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I usually post a Weekly History on Sunday, but there were not a lot of entries for this week. I received a neat newspaper clipping from my Aunt this week that I will post instead. This is the original newspaper ad for the house/subdivision I live in now, which was originally purchased by my … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: MORAN

This week I decided to do a Surname Saturday on one of my wife's surnames, Moran. The MORAN surname first shows up in her tree with Robert MORAN who was born in Ireland in 1820. We're not exactly sure where in Ireland. Tracing this name into Ireland is like tracing the JOHNSON surname in America … [Read more...]

Follow Friday

Here are some interesting and helpful links I've run across recently. Faces of America - I'm mad at myself for not also mentioning this wonderful show when I talked about NBC's Who Do You Think You Are. The first episode was shown on PBS on Wednesday night on most PBS stations. Sadly, the local … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

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This is a photo of my great-grandmother, Agnes (BRAATZ) CORRIGAN and her younger brother, Frank BRAATZ, Jr. There is no date on the photo, but if I had to guess I'd say it's probably in 1910-11 or so. … [Read more...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

I wrote this for another site, so it may have more general genealogy info than I would have written if it was on this blog. But, you already know about all of this stuff. As you know from other posts and podcasts, I do enjoy genealogy and the research that goes into unraveling my family tree. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: February 7th-13th

February 9th 1898 - Died - Herman RATHKE - Herman is my 3rd-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born 23 Feb 1831 in Germany and immigrated with his family to Wisconsin in 1887. He passed away in Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin and is buried at Union Cemetery in Port Washington, Ozaukee … [Read more...]

Follow Friday

Here are some useful posts I've read this week. Elyse at Elyse's Genealogy Blog talks about "Who Do You Think You Are?" coming on NBC in March and how important it is to get the word out. A guest post over at Mountain Genealogists talks about "Preservation and Interpretation of our Ancestor … [Read more...]

Treasure Chest Thursday

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My first Treasure Chest Thursday. It seems like this will replace the "Tell Me Thursday" posts I used to do. I compressed that into Wordless Wednesday. I can't guarantee I'll have a post for every Thursday, but I'll try. This is my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski's, badge from when he was … [Read more...]