Speaking of Czech Research

Up until this weekend I had never done any Czech research. I knew my wife's great-grandmother was born somewhere in Bohemia, which is in the Czech Republic, but we didn't dig much deeper. As you may, or may not have, read in my last post, I sort of fell into researching my wife's Czech line last … [Read more...]

Looking for Genealogy on Netflix?

NOTE: This post is from 2011. Some of these videos may or may not be available to stream as of today. I've been a customer of Netflix for many years now. Back when I first signed up, it was only DVDs by mail. Now you get instantly streaming shows and movies into your living room through a PC or … [Read more...]

Does Facebook Hate Your Blog?

My wife, over at "Tales From the Nursery" posted a great article on some of the things Facebook may do to your blog posts. Two interesting things about Facebook has come to my attention: Facebook hates busy bloggers and keeps trying to hide us from our fans. It’s nothing person, but it’s what … [Read more...]

Gottschalk!

I've been on a roll this week finding information in unexpected places. Earlier it was the cemetery website and newspaper archives. Tonight, I went to the FamilySearch website to see what records they may have on Goczałki or Gottschalk, the area of Poland that I'm targeting in my latest research … [Read more...]

Climbing Down the Tree

After running out of gas on trying to find more online records about my great-great-grandfather, Frank Zalewski, and his brother, Jacob, I decided to work the other way. I've read about people making awesome discoveries by connecting with distant cousins and finding out that they have some amazing … [Read more...]

Tip: Searching Milwaukee Newspapers

If you have any ancestors that lived in the Greater Milwaukee area from 1884-2007, you're in luck. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website has access to search and view newspapers from its history, specifically: The Milwaukee Journal from 1884-1995 Milwaukee Sentinel from … [Read more...]

The Problem with Ancestry’s Trees

It's the bane of any genealogy research. Finding out you have incorrect information long after you've added it to your family tree. In the worst cases, this could have ended up with you researching the wrong line for years. Fortunately, I've never (at least not yet) had that issue. While I love … [Read more...]

Genealogy to Learn

With this week being about a month away from the birth of my baby daughter, it got me thinking about how she may or may not enjoy genealogy. I will have no hard feelings about it if she takes no interest in it. I know I probably would've snubbed my nose at it when I was a young'n. Though, this … [Read more...]