It’s A Girl!

That's what the banners and balloons should read in November when our baby arrives. According to the Ultrasound technician, we're having a girl and she sounded pretty confident. Finding out now is exciting to us. People always seem like we should wait until it's born to find out, but we'd rather … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 27th – July 3rd

I missed the Way Back Wednesday this week, oops. Anyway, here is the weekly history for this week. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 28th 2005 - Died - Edwin Bernard CORRIGAN - Edwin is my great-granduncle on my father's side. He was the last surviving … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 20th – 26th

History from our family trees for this week. As always, this information is available on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 20th Happy Fathers Day to my dad and all of my male ancestors! This is also my last non-father's day, or my father-to-be day. June 21st 1891 - Married - … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Margaret

DeBroux Margaret

This isn't a direct ancestor of mine, but I've always like the photo. Maybe it's her eyes. They seem to pop out compared to the rest of the photo. I don't have any proof on this, but the photo seems to be of Margaret DeBroux, who according to my guess is my great-grandaunt (or my great-grandfather's … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Rosina Shannon

Rosina (Arnold) Shannon

When we were last visiting my in-laws up in central Wisconsin, we decided to take a trip a few miles east to the Plover, Wisconsin area. It turns out that a few of my wife's ancestors settled in that area and were supposed to be buried nearby. We took a drive out there one morning and happened to … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 13th – 19th

Weekly History for my family tree. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page and now even with a cool calendar. June 13th 1774 - Died - Josephte CHEVREFILS-BELISLE - Josephte is my 7th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born 11 Nov 1719 in Montreal, Quebec, … [Read more...]

Family Tree Update

I thought I'd do a general post about recent updates to family tree research and the site itself. I just updated the Family Tree section of the website to the latest release of The Next Generation of Genealogy Site Building (TNG) to version 8.0. I have yet to see all of the new features and … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Emma and Family

Emma and Family

This is a photo from July 1940 of my great-great-grandmother, Emma Jane FIRMENICH, on the left with her 3rd husband, George Cook. On the right is my great-great-aunt, Sadie CORRIGAN. … [Read more...]