Depression-era Diary meets Twitter

Here is a neat idea. Someone had found an old diary from a family member that was written as a small sentence a day. It turned out to be perfect for a twitter account. It's a very cool idea where old meets new. Late last year, my family found a line-a-day diary maintained by my great-aunt from 1937 … [Read more...]

Carnival of Genealogy: Happy Dance

This Carnival of Genealogy has to do with "The Happy Dance. The Joy of Genealogy. Almost everyone has experienced it. Tell us about the first time, or the last time, or the best time. What event, what document, what special find has caused you to stand up and cheer, to go crazy with joy? If you … [Read more...]

99 Genealogy Things

Found this over at GenBlog, a 99 (really 104) Things Meme and with a genealogy twist. Thought I'd give it a shot. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (color optional) Things … [Read more...]


Well, I was going to write an article asking for some help, but I think I found my answer. When I was a kid, we used to visit my great grandmother (or who I thought was my great grandmother at the time.) As far as I can remember, we always called her "Tanta." I always thought this was her name, but … [Read more...]

Where was my Y-DNA and mtDNA in 1808?

I saw a post over at The Genetic Genealogist about this and I thought it'd be interesting to check my information.Though, it's kind of a downer since I don't really know exactly where my Y-DNA or my mtDNA was in 1808. I can only trace my Zalewski line back to about 1858 with Frank J. Zalewski, in … [Read more...]

I know I parked the car somewhere..

Ah...winter is here. Actually..technically, it's not here, yet. But, from the looks of things up here in Wisconsin, winter is in full force. Thank goodness for neighbors with snowblowers. (Oooh, that's a good band name - "Neighbors with Snowblowers") Here are some photos from yesterdays … [Read more...]

Famous Milwaukeeans

Milwaukee was the birthplace and home to a few famous individuals. People who have shaped our world with their entertainment and their creations. Here are some of the people from the Milwaukee area. There are comedians, brewers, socialist mayors and even a Prime Minister. Take a trip back with … [Read more...]

The 161 Meme

I'm it! I was tagged for the 161 Meme by Chery at Nordic Blue. You caught me right between books, but I'll grab page 161 from the last book I read, which is "Cell" by Stephen King. It's a good book, but a little weak on the ending, but don't let that stop you from reading it. The rule is: pick … [Read more...]