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Charles Van Price Passport #1

My grandmother told me a story about her great-grandfather. I posted about it almost three years ago, but I just stumbled upon some more evidence for it. Here is the story from my grandmother about Charles Ludovicus VAN PARIJS (who changed his name to Charles Van Price in America.) Charles Van … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 28th-April 3rd

Weekly history for my family tree. As always, you can view these manually at the Dates & Anniversaries page. March 29th 1890 - Died - Maria (BRAATZ) KLEGIN - Maria is my 3rd-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 15 Feb 1842 in Schoenwalde, Germany. I'm not sure which … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Joseph & Robert Zalewski

I received this photo from another researcher that is also looking into some of my Polish family. They also just happen to cross with my ZALEWSKI family. This is a photo she sent me that is from July 1941 that includes my great-grandfather, Joseph ZALEWSKI, on the right and my great-uncle Robert … [Read more...]

To the Motherland

Thanks to a higher amount of Polish records online and the help of some of the usual friendly genealogists (Thanks, Al and Rita!) I have traced a few of my Polish ancestors back to Poland. I now have the baptism location of my 3rd-great-grandparents, Ignatz Peter SZULTA and Nepomuncena SYLDATK. … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Thomas & Emma Corrigan Family

This is as Irish as I can get today. I don't have many pictures of my CORRIGAN ancestors before this time. This is the Thomas CORRIGAN family with his wife Emma Jane FIRMENICH (who is also part German and French.) My great-grandfather, Maurice CORRIGAN, is their oldest son. My guess is that this … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 14th-20th

The dates and anniversaries for my family for this week in March, though it's not a very busy week. As always, you can find info for any day using the Dates and Anniversaries page. March 14th 1764 - Born - John Baptiste III GADIOU St. Louis - John is my 5th-great-grandfather on my mother's … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Grandpa & Joel

This is a photo of my Grandpa, Richard Zalewski, and my younger brother, Joel in 1986. I'm assuming it's around Easter since that's where the photo was in the album. I like the fact that they're wearing matching shirts, or as we called them, "Grandpa Shirts." … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 7th-13th

Here are the weekly events in my family history for this week. As always, you can browse them yourself on the "Dates & Anniversaries" page. March 7th 1888 - Born - William H LAST - William is my great-granduncle on my mother's side. He was born in Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, the third … [Read more...]