Tell Me Thursday: Joe & Clara Troka

This is a photo of my great-great-grandparents, Joe & Clara (SZULTA) TROKA on their 50th wedding anniversary. The date of this photo would be somewhere around 29 Jan 1944 since they were married in 1894. They were married at St. Hedwig's Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is a very nice … [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...]

Saturday in the Attic

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I was able to scan some neat stuff from my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, that my dad had in his possession. Joseph was a Milwaukee Police Officer for 33 years. There was also a writeup after his retirement in 1951. (Sorry for the blurriness. It's tough to scan since it's taped to the … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday

Wordless Wednesday's Photo is labeled "trokas&szultas" in my list. Unfortunately, when I first scanned a few photos from my grandmother, I didn't label them very well. Though, it was probably labeled something like that in the album itself. There are only two people I think I can pick out. My … [Read more...]

Professional Resources

Allen County Public Library

Today I was browsing some of the professional genealogy society-type websites. I hope to one day become certified in some sort of genealogy-related area. I know that I'll enjoy doing genealogy for the rest of my life and hopefully I'll be able to help others. The first one I came to was Board for … [Read more...]

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #1

Frank Zalewski & Family - 1909

A bit late on this one, but here goes. Upload your favorite picture and talk about it on your blog. Answer the who/what/when/where/why of the subject matter and explain why it is your favorite. This is a photo of the Frank & Anna Zalewski family (my great-great grandparents.) Names (as … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: Zalewski Family and Others

Zalewski and Others

I'd thought I would try a weekly photo post since I have a good collection of photos and it may help spur a research idea. I got the idea from Miriam over at AnceStories. This week's photo is from my Zalewski collection. The original photo is my grandmother's collection. I'm not 100% sure who … [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...]