Way Back Wednesday: Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge

This photo is of my dad and his brother at the Covered Bridge in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. This is the now the only covered bridge left standing in Wisconsin. It looks like it was still used for vehicle traffic back then, but it is now just open for foot traffic. It's located just north of the city on … [Read more...]

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...]