Tell Me Thursday: Maurice and sisters

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Maurice Corrigan, with three of his sisters. From left to right (as it is noted): Lenore, Clarice, Ethel and Sadie. It also looks like my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, in the back on the bench. I'm not sure what year this is, but it seems to be sometime in … [Read more...]

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 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...]

Weekly History: July 19th – 25th

Joseph Troka and his wife, Clara.

July 19th 1959 - Died - Clara (SZULTA) TROKA - Clara is my great-great-grandmother on my father's side. She was born 6 Jan 1876 in Poland and immigrated to Milwaukee with her parents in 1881. She married Joseph TROKA in 1894. She passed away in Milwaukee three years before her husband. July … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 12th – 18th

July 12th 1879 - Born - Minnie M (MUHM) VAN PRICE - Minnie is my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Wisconsin. She married Peter VAN PRICE in about 1895 and had 6 children, including my great-grandmother, Mildred (VAN PRICE) DEBROUX. She died on 6 Jul 1959 at Port … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday

This is a photo of my grandparents, Richard & Mary Jane (Corrigan) ZALEWSKI from August 1947. … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Corrigan

This photo is of three of the Corrigan sons of Thomas & Emma Jane Corrigan. Maurice (my great-grandfather), Edwin, and Hank. Maurice passed away in 1990 at the age of 91. Hank passed away in 1986 at the age of 79. Edwin was the Corrigan that lived the longest out of all 9 children. I met him a … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]