Aerissa Jean

She's here. Just a few days earlier than expected, but she picked an awesome birthday. That's her with me and my "new dad" beard. Aerissa Jean Zalewski Born on 10/31/2010 at 2:31pm - 6lbs 10oz … [Read more...]

Family Tree Update

I thought I'd do a general post about recent updates to family tree research and the site itself. I just updated the Family Tree section of the website to the latest release of The Next Generation of Genealogy Site Building (TNG) to version 8.0. I have yet to see all of the new features and … [Read more...]

The Next Generation Begins

I am forgoing the normal "Weekly History" post this week for a special announcement.  It's now been 12 weeks into the 36 weeks of the pregnancy of our first child. A big announcement that was hard to keep a secret until this point. 12 weeks is usually the point when most couples make the large … [Read more...]

Family Tree Overhaul

I recently re-installed the Family Tree area of my website. You won't really notice anything different, but I had to do some back-end stuff. It's been awhile since I had originally installed the site, so it became pretty confusing. A clean install is much nicer. But, along with this new install, … [Read more...]

Ancestor Approved

Thanks for everyone who sent me an "Ancestor Approved" award. In recognition for receiving this award, I will follow the directions and list ten things about my ancestors that have "inspired, surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and to then pass the award along to ten other bloggers whom I feel … [Read more...]

To the Motherland

Thanks to a higher amount of Polish records online and the help of some of the usual friendly genealogists (Thanks, Al and Rita!) I have traced a few of my Polish ancestors back to Poland. I now have the baptism location of my 3rd-great-grandparents, Ignatz Peter SZULTA and Nepomuncena SYLDATK. … [Read more...]

A Little Help From My Friends and Family

This weekend I picked up the mother lode of photos, documents, and information on my grandparent's families. My aunt and uncle were holding on to my grandmother's heirlooms, which included my grandfather's stuff after he passed away. I knew my grandmother had a few photo albums since I previously … [Read more...]

Everything I Know About Frank Zalewski

I have a new site to show all of you. But, first, how it all came to be. While I was searching for more information on a passenger ship from one of my ancestors a few months back, I ran across a site called "Everything I Know About Hyman Victor." The site is basically one man's story about his … [Read more...]