Tanta

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?

DNA

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..

Snow on Cars

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

Gene Wilder

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...]

Genetic Memory

I am a video game player. I enjoy my games. It gives me something to do that lets me escape the real world and relax after a stressful day at work. I am currently playing a unique game called Assassin's Creed. You play Altaïr , a member of the Hashshashin sect (the original "assassins"), whose … [Read more...]

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan

Wrong Way Corrigan

My grandmother, who's maiden name is Corrigan, always used to tell us about some distant cousin that they called "Wrong Way" Corrigan. She talked about how he flew a plane from New York to Ireland. When I was young, I thought this was some made-up, grandma-style folk tale the old people liked to … [Read more...]