Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee is one of the city's most famous cemeteries. Though, I have no family buried there, Laura Ann at "Dreaming About Home" wrote up a nice post about her trip to Calvary Cemetery. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: April 11th – 17th

Frank & Margaret Braatz

The history in my family tree for this week. As always you can browse the dates yourself on the Dates & Anniversaries page. April 11th 1939 - Died - Anna A (LINDNER) ZALEWSKI - Anna is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 27 Nov 1865 in German Poland. She married … [Read more...]

A Cemetery Special

I ran across a show on Netflix about cemeteries that was definitely interesting. Any of you out there with Netflix access may enjoy it. It is also available for "Instant Streaming" so you can either watch it on your PC directly or any other device you use for that (like the Xbox 360 or Playstation … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

Zalewski Wedding

This is from my grandparent's wedding, Richard & Mary Jane (CORRIGAN) ZALEWSKI on October 11, 1947 at St. Gall's Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I particularly enjoy the two kids on the sides of the church. I'm not even sure if they're part of the family. Click the photo for a larger version. … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: LAURENT

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The LAURENT surname is from my maternal grandmother's side of the family. This is the side with the most French/Belgian ancestry. The surname first appears in my family tree with my great-great-grandmother, Mary Philomene LAURENT. Mary married Joseph DEBROUX on 8 Sep 1891 in Langlade Co., … [Read more...]