Genealogy of the States: Hawaii

Richard Zalewski, Waikiki Beach, October 1944

Hawaii (or Hawai'i) is the next state on my Genealogy of the States series. I have no direct ancestors that were born in the state, but my connection to it is that my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, was stationed there for many years during World War II. He spent most of his time in Hilo, on … [Read more...]

Genealogy of the States: Connecticut

Welcome to Connecticut

Connecticut is another state that is mainly from my wife's line, specifically her maternal line which dabbles a bit in Colonial America. The most recent ancestor to appear in Connecticut is her 4th-great-grandmother, Susan (SKINNER) WARNER, who is noted to have been born in the state in about … [Read more...]

Genealogy of the States: Colorado

The next state in my Genealogy of the States list is Colorado. There are also not very many connections to Colorado, but it does show up. The only main connection is that my wife's great-great grandfather, George W SHANNON, passed away in Limon, Lincoln Co., Colorado in about 1930, though there … [Read more...]

Genealogy of the States: California

Palm Springs

The first state I plan to do in my Genealogy of the States theme is California. There are not a lot of California connections, but they do make an appearance a few times. My wife's great-grandparents, Henry & Luella (CLEVELAND) GYRION passed away in Sacramento, California in 1952 and … [Read more...]

Genealogy of the States: Across the United States

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I'm planning to do a collection of posts I've seen other people do recently involving all 50 states. You do each post about a specific state and the family connections you may have to that state. I'll give credit to Julie over at Julie's Genealogy & History Hub since I read her's first. … [Read more...]