Surname Saturday: THOMPSON

THOMPSON is probably the most common surname in my ancestry. When I say "most common" I don't mean that it shows up the most. I mean that's the most "common" surname. Trying to search for THOMPSON is much more difficult than searching for ZALEWSKI due to the amount of names I get in return. I always … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Braatz Sisters

This is a photo of my great-grandmother, Agnes (Braatz) Corrigan (left), and her sister Alice Braatz. It's label says that Agnes is 13-years-old which would make the year of the photo 1916. I'm not sure what's going on in the photo, but one of them is giving the other one flowers, but it almost … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: August 12th

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SNGF – Sweet 16

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings came up with this fun post on Saturday. I thought I'd give it a try. Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it - this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible): 1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 9th – 15th

August 9th 1671 - Married - Nicolaes van CRAYBECK & Helena WAGEMANS - Nicolaes and Helena are my 9th-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were married at Kuringen, Belgium. August 10th 1732 - Died - Louise DEGUITRE - Louis is my 8th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Firmenich Family

Thanks to the power of the Internet, I came into possession of this digital photo. I saw via Ancestry.com's new "Member Connect" feature that another user was researching my 3rd-great-grandparents, Mathias & Paulina Firmenich. I contacted her and we traded information and then she sent me this … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: August 5th

Firmenich Family 1895

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Weekly History: August 2nd – 8th

Frank Zalewski, Sr

Looks like the beginning of the week is a bit slow. August 5th 1667 - Born - Louise DEGUITRE - Louise is my 8th-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Cogne, Aunis, France. She married Jacques Robidas dit MANSEAU in 1692. She passed away on 10 Aug 1732 in Baie-du-Febvre, … [Read more...]