What’s in a Name?

My entry for the 13th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture. Here is what this carnival is about. Share with us the surnames in your Irish family tree, but don't just stop there. Do a little research and tell us the origin of one or more of those surnames, the stories of how they … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Zalewski

According to the note for this photo, this is a picture of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski (middle), with his sister Irene to his left and Eugene Nowiski to his right. I don't know off-hand who Eugene Nowiski is, but it does look like he's ready to change someone's oil. Multiple people have said … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Tombstone Tuesday: As Irish As I Could Find

Well, it's St. Patrick's Day and I am without a true Irish headstone. I have a lot of Irish ancestors, but not a lot of headstone photos for them. Most of them passed away in mysterious, far away lands (like Canada.) This headstone of my 4th-great-grandfather will have to do for today. From my … [Read more...]

Found and Not Found

Since the weather started to get nicer here and the snow is mostly gone, I thought I'd tackle some research involving the cemeteries again. Two of my ancestors are known to have lived and died in the Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin area, but I had yet to pinpoint their final resting … [Read more...]

Weekly History

Family History for the week of March 15 to March 21. March 17 1960 - Died - Angeline R (ZALEWSKI) PIERZCHALSKI - Also known as Amelia, she was my great-great-aunt on my father's side. She was born 6 Jul 1887 in Poland (noted as German Poland.) March 18 1678 - Married - Francois … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Firmenich Family

The only person I can correctly pick out of this image is my 3rd great-grandfather, Mathias Firmenich, in the back. I'm pretty sure the other two women are two of his daughters and the one on the left may possibly be my great-great-grandmother, Emma Jane Firmenich. I do like the caption, "lot of … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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