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A Celebration of Irish Names

Lisa at Small-leaved Shamrock has posted the 13th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture. This one deals with Irish surnames and clans. It includes my entry which deals with my Corrigan surname. Take a look and dive into the Irish history.

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Weekly History: May 31st – June 6th

June 1 1996 – Died – Irene (ZALEWSKI) LUTZENBERGER – Irene is my great-aunt, sister of my Grandpa Zalewski. She was born 17 Jul 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know I met her sometime in my life, but I really don’t remember ever meeting her. She is buried with her husband Ervin at Holy Cross […]

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Help Wanted

I went to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library last week to spend some time looking through old newspapers for obituaries. UWM has all of the Milwaukee Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal (and Journal-Sentinel) papers on microfilm back to about 1886 or so. I found a few obituaries, the earliest being from 1939. […]

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Tell Me Thursday: 4th of July

This is one of the latest photos that I scanned. It was a copy inside of a book I got from a fellow Zalewski researcher a few years back. For some reason, I never got to scanning the photos from it. This photo is from July 4th, 1913. Back row is Frank Gierszewski and Edwin […]

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Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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Happy Memorial Day

Richard Zalewski - WWII

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I’d like to thank all of my military ancestors and all of your military ancestors, too. Johann W G LAST – Civil War- My 3rd-great-grandfather, server with Company K, 50th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin – 29 Mar 1865 to 14 Jun 1866 LeRoy THIELKE – World War II – My grandfather, served […]

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Weekly History: May 24th-30th

May 25th 1922 – Died – Ignatius SZULTA – Ignatius is my 3rd-great-grandfather on my father’s side. He was born 1 Feb 1849 in Poland and married his wife, Nepomuncema SYLDAKT in 1875. They immigrated to Milwaukee in the early 1880s. He passed away in Milwaukee and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. May 26th […]

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