Living on in Chromosome 6

The thirty-second ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, Michael TROKA. Michael is one of the few ancestors that I have confirmed as an ancestor with my DNA matches on chromosomes 1, 6, 9, and 11 as I talked about in my last post. I don't know when Michael Troka … [Read more...]

The William Thompson

William Thompson

The ninth ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my 4th-great-grandfather, William Henry THOMPSON.  With a name like William Thompson, how hard can it be to pinpoint him? This has been my trouble with William. I have records of him starting in 1850 once his family settled in Wisconsin, but before … [Read more...]

Everything I Know!

Everything Header

 You wish I would just make a post with everything I know in it, but that's not really the case here. This is related to listing everything I know about a specific subject, though. The last week or so I spent some time overhauling my Everything I Know collection of genealogy sites. A basic … [Read more...]

SNGF: The Date You Were Born

This week's post is about the exact day I was born. This is what Randy Seaver's "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun" post says: What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out. What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list … [Read more...]

Weekly History: June 20th – 26th

History from our family trees for this week. As always, this information is available on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 20th Happy Fathers Day to my dad and all of my male ancestors! This is also my last non-father's day, or my father-to-be day. June 21st 1891 - Married - … [Read more...]

Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee is one of the city's most famous cemeteries. Though, I have no family buried there, Laura Ann at "Dreaming About Home" wrote up a nice post about her trip to Calvary Cemetery. … [Read more...]

Cedarburg Cemetery Records

If anyone happens to have ancestors buried in the Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin area, you're in luck. I just noticed that Cedarburg has most of their cemetery records available online. This only includes city cemeteries, not church-related cemeteries (with included Find-A-Grave … [Read more...]

Natural Burials

Ran across an article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this morning about new burial options at some of the area's largest cemeteries, Natural (or Green) Burials. According to the article: All burials in this area will include a biodegradable coffin, or a shroud and other container, and no toxic … [Read more...]