Dusty Old Letters

When I bought my house in 2005, I ended up purchasing my grandparent's house. My grandpa had passed away in 1999 and my grandma was moving into an assisted living apartment since she hurt herself in a little fall. I did get a very nice deal on the house. It's perfect "starter" house, being the house … [Read more...]

Presidential History

Today is a historic day in America. It makes me feel good to see how far we've come as a country. Hopefully, I'll be able to remember this day and tell my kids and grandkids about it. That made me look into my family tree to see what my family may have been doing during important presidential … [Read more...]

The Royal Line

Westminster Abbey

Hello again! Been doing a bit more research lately, so I've stepped up my postings (which isn't too hard to do I guess.) Just remember that even if I'm not posting regularly, I am always available for comments, emails, research questions, etc. I just may not be actively searching at the time, but I … [Read more...]



I am hoping to spend some time interviewing my living grandparents. Obviously, I guess, though I would love to be able to talk to my late Grandpa Zalewski again. I have tons and tons of factual data; dates, times, places, etc. What I don't have a lot of are stories and first-hand accounts. My … [Read more...]

Genealogy Gifts

In the spirit of the holidays, I like to sometimes give the gift of genealogy to some of my family members. My grandparents, especially, love getting family history gifts. For a couple of years I've given my grandparents a nice, printed out copy of their family tree. My maternal grandmother loves to … [Read more...]

Ancestry DNA

As the news mentioned last week, Ancestry has opened it's DNA area. I've been a user on Ancestry for many years and I also have become involved in Genetic Genealogy via the National Geographic study and also Family Tree DNA. So, I was more than happy to test our Ancestry's system. It was easy to … [Read more...]


Well, my Grandpa is doing much better now. My wife and I visited him in the hospital on Saturday and he was his old joking self. Hopefully, he'll be coming home shortly. I've been out of the "genealogy circuit" here for the last few weeks, so that's why I've been slow on the posts. I'm working on … [Read more...]

Grandpa T

Well, not-so-good news today... My grandpa on my mother's side is in the hospital. He went in for what I think was quadruple-bypass surgery and at first he was doing well and starting to wake up. But, I got word earlier this evening that he took a slight turn for the worst when his body probably … [Read more...]