Wordless Wednesday: Maurice Corrigan

Maurice Corrigan

Maurice is my great-grandfather. Photo owned by my grandmother, Mary Jane (Corrigan) Zalewski. … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Zalewski Family

Zalewski Family Stone

This week's (and my first) Tombstone Tuesday is the one that helped me start my genealogy research. The first Zalewskis that came to America, Frank & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski. Their son Frank is also buried here with them. The headstone is located in Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in … [Read more...]

Thanks Google Books!

After getting more interested in the military history of my family tree due to the talks and searches I did on Saturday, I decided to try some other options. I usually don't do a lot of searching on Google for family members, since I usually get a lot more misses than hits. I tried to narrow it down … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Corrigan & Firmenich Families

My first Wordless Wednesday. I tried to  post pictures weekly anyway, why not do it along with everyone else? Click for full-size. … [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...]

Weekly Photo: Maurice Corrigan

Maurice Corrigan

Photo: Maurice Corrigan - Original owned by Mary Jane Zalewski (daughter of subject) This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Maurice Corrigan. At least, that's what it's noted as. I've been told unofficially that they used to dress up boys in dress-type  clothing in the early 1900s for … [Read more...]

Weekly Photo: Dressed up!

Emily Troka (Middle)

The only woman I know in this photo (as was noted on it) is my great-grandmother, Emily (Troka) Zalewski, in the middle. I'm not sure who the other two women are since it's not noted on the photo. This photo, again, is in my grandmother's collection. I never got to meet Emily, though neither did … [Read more...]

Been Around Awhile

I assume my great-great grandmother (whom also wins the award for the longest name in my family tree) Augusta Johanna Wilkelumire LUDKE has seen many things in her life. She was born in Prussia in July 1863, right smack in the middle of the American Civil War. A war which would shape the country she … [Read more...]