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...]


Well, I was going to write an article asking for some help, but I think I found my answer. When I was a kid, we used to visit my great grandmother (or who I thought was my great grandmother at the time.) As far as I can remember, we always called her "Tanta." I always thought this was her name, but … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: Tom Corrigan Family

Tom Corrigan Family

Today's photo comes from my Irish roots, just in time for St. Patrick's day. The original photo is my grandmother's collection. This photo was taken in Ashland, Wisconsin, year unknown, but I'd guess around 1892 or so looking at the ages of the children. Based of the number of children in this … [Read more...]