Planting the Seed

Well, I've begun the starting work on my super Zalewski Family Tree project. Unfortunately, I haven't received many Zalewski trees after I requested them. I'll have to start marketing it on message boards and mailing lists. Though, I did browse through the documents on I found on footnote.com … [Read more...]

Footnote

I ran across a very cool history/genealogy website via The Genealogy Guys podcast called Footnote. They put together a very slick historical document archive system and they are working on scanning important historical documents into it. You're able to search through them, annotate them, and also … [Read more...]

Cemetery Research

Wow, it's been a week. It sure seemed to go quickly. I didn't get to much family research in the last week, but I did visit my local library and checked out some of their genealogy items. The first book I checked out was "Your Guide to Cemetery Research" by Sharon Debartolo Carmack. It was one of … [Read more...]

Backup

There comes a time in every computer user's career that they say, "I wish I had backed that up." Fortunately, I haven't needed to say that yet. Though, I technically have four hard drives on my computer; my main one, another one inside, and two external USB hard drives. I had it set up this way … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Pioneer

I received my mail from the Wisconsin Historical Society today and it included some nice information. I ordered the marriage certificates for two of my family members from northern Wisconsin and also a death certificate for a possible relative. The society also found an obituary for my 3rd great … [Read more...]

Grandpa Joe

Though, I was alive for more than a year before my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, passed away, I really don't remember much of him or have any photos of him and I. He seemed like a nice guy. If he was anything like my grandfather (his son) he was probably strict, yet loving. He was probably … [Read more...]

Civil War

For the longest time, I thought that I had no ancestors that fought in the Civil War. I was surprised when I ran across a Civil War record for my third-great grandfather, John Last. I ran across this by finding a document calling his wife, Charlotte (Stramm) a Civil War widow. As shown above in the … [Read more...]

Remains of the Unknown

Remains of four people that were found about a decade ago in my home town, while adding on to a local church, were finally laid to rest this week. According to the news article about this, they are believed to be over 100 years old. Over the last decade, they've been trying to figure out who these … [Read more...]