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...]

More Zalewski’s

Oooh, a post title with a double-meaning. Well, for one, there have been a few additions to the Zalewski Surname Project over at Family Tree DNA. Thanks to everyone who has joined! If you're a Zalewski or related to one, see what you're missing by looking at my Zalewski Surname DNA Study … [Read more...]

Wedding Bells

Sorry that I haven't been updating this site. It's been an extremely busy month and I haven't had much time to do much else. I don't think that I mentioned it yet, but I'll be getting married on May 27th. So, everything these last few weeks has been about that. That also means that I'll probably be … [Read more...]

Headstone Search

Well, no luck on the headstones I was looking for. We first looked at the cemetery in the old Dheinsville, Wisconsin near Germantown. I have an ancestor that's listed as in this cemetery. Unfortunately, all of stones from that time period are beyond readable, some don't even exist anymore. So, I … [Read more...]


Well, it's springtime (though snow is on the ground as I type) and it looks like its time to get some of those headstone photos that are needed. I have noted a bunch of them in the local area that I can hunt down. There are some farther away, such as in the northern tip of Wisconsin, but those can … [Read more...]

East Coast Researchers

I've been doing a lot more research on the east coast states, mainly Virginia, Delaware (Hi, we're in..Delaware), Maryland, etc and it's not as easy as I had assumed it would be. I say this because I had assumed there were a lot more records since those states have been around the longest. I've been … [Read more...]