Interview

Interview

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...]

Updates

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...]

From the Beginning..

The way that I got started doing genealogy research happened in 1999. I had always been somewhat interested in my ancestors, especially related to my surname, but most people are. My grandfather, Richard Zalewski, had passed away that year of cancer. Around that time, I had also run across some … [Read more...]

Two Become One

I merged the two trees together, so there is now only one tree on the website. It's much easier to search and browse now. I logged back into Ancestry and found some new things that they have implemented. I'm really impressed with their "Personal Tree" option. What you do, like a lot of other … [Read more...]

Back in the Game

Looks like I'll be back into doing some family genealogy research. It usually just takes something to re-spark my interest. Along with wanting to use my subscriptions, instead of paying for not using them, I watched a bit of a show on Irish immigrants on the History channel that helped me want to … [Read more...]