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Tombstone Tuesday: Frances Thompson

Claude-Françoise "Frances" (Quinet) Thompson

This week’s tombstone is that of my gggg-grandmother, Frances Thompson. I’m happy about this headstone since no one had a photo of it or a location for it. My wife and I drove an hour or so up to Wrightstown and checked the few cemeteries and found it, along with her husband.

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Depression-era Diary meets Twitter

Here is a neat idea. Someone had found an old diary from a family member that was written as a small sentence a day. It turned out to be perfect for a twitter account. It’s a very cool idea where old meets new. Late last year, my family found a line-a-day diary maintained by my […]

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Paved Paradise

So, here are some strange cemeteries. I ran across a link to this post titled Paved Paradie: Cemeteries in Parking Lots via BoingBoing.net. Once sacred ground, it’s now a conspicuous patch of grass in a sea of asphalt, a quirky spectacle to the shoppers forced to drive around it on their way to Radio Shack. […]

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Carnival of Genealogy: Happy Dance

Weee!

This Carnival of Genealogy has to do with “The Happy Dance. The Joy of Genealogy. Almost everyone has experienced it. Tell us about the first time, or the last time, or the best time. What event, what document, what special find has caused you to stand up and cheer, to go crazy with joy? If […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Braatz Family

Braatz Family, undated (approx. 1913), Agnes Braatz is my great-grandmother (top-left)

Photo in possession of my grandmother, Mary Jane Zalewski.

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Forest Home Cemetery

I thought I’d do my first post on my favorite cemetery, Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee. Just the sheer size and history behind this cemetery makes it a great place. It’s an unusual peaceful place within the Milwaukee city limits and is full of Milwaukee history. The photo at the top of the site is […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Zalewski Family

Zalewski Family Stone

This week’s (and my first) Tombstone Tuesday is the one that helped me start my genealogy research. The first Zalewskis that came to America, Frank & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski. Their son Frank is also buried here with them. The headstone is located in Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are some other […]

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Welcome

Welcome to the new Graveyard Rabbit site for Southeastern Wisconsin. I’ve been browsing the Graveyard Rabbit sites for a bit now and I’ve found them interesting. I used to have a website up for information on the cemeteries in this area that I set up manually many years ago. After moving hosts and moving on […]

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