Mathias & Pauline (Thompson) Firmenich family, Ashland, Wisconsin - 1895 - Family Group Sheet

Wiki?

I setup a wiki-based area of my genealogy site that I can use to store all of the miscellaneous information from my tree. Tidbits, letters, information, etc. The first thing I posted is a letter that my great-great uncle, Edwin Corrigan, had wrote to some other family members. Sadly, Edwin died just last June at […]

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It bites back..

It’s about time something like this happened. The world needs less of these jerks. I remember when I was a kid, we used to sled down a hill in our local cemetery. It had no headstones on it, it was an empty hill. But, there were always knocked down headstones and stories about kids who […]

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Escape from Wisconsin

There is an interesting story about my great-great-great grandfather that was told to me by my grandmother. Charles Van Price was born in the mid 1800s. He came to the U.S. in 1874, and went to Dousman, Wisconsin. He worked for Mr. Dousman, later moved to Little Chute, Wisconsin, then to Phlox, Wisconsin in 1887. […]

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Today’s Links

Here are some interesting links for today: Who Do You Think You Are? – The BBC’s section on family history and genealogy. History Detective, DIY – History Detectives give you some tips on how to research your own genealogy. African American Lives – An interesting 4-hour series on genetics and genealogy of African Americans.

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Tear Down the Wall

Good news. Today I may have broken through one of my genealogy walls. I was doing a little searching on some of my loose ends to see if I could find any more information. Today, I was in my maternal line, specifically on the Peter & Ida Muhm family. I’ve not had much luck on […]

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More Photos

I added more photos to the photo gallery including the Corrigan and Braatz families.

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Interesting Links

Here are some interesting genealogy links for today. I’ll try to do this every few days. Celebrity Family Trees – Great selection of celebrity trees. This is how I found that that I’m probably connected to Robert Goulet. Oooh. National Geograhic’s Genographic Project – A great site on the journey of man and where we […]

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Genographic Project

Speaking of genetics and genealogy, I caved a bought one of those DNA tests from National Geographic for their Genographic Project. I find the tracking on ancestors and evolution via DNA very interesting. It turns out that I am part of the Haplogroup R1a which are believed to have been nomadic farmers in the steppes […]

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