Happy Veterans Day

I'd like to thank all of our ancestral military veterans in our family trees. Thanks for fighting for this country in any way you could, be it fighting in combat, fixing machinery, or defending our borders. Thanks for helping fight to allow me things like freedom of speech and the right to vote. … [Read more...]

Solve One Mystery, Create Another

That seems to be how it always works, doesn't it? You finally solve a family research mystery and it just creates more mysteries. But, what fun would it be if we ran out of mysteries to solve? The story of how I solved one mystery late last night is somewhat interesting. I spent a few hours over … [Read more...]

My Most Recent Last Research

Go into your brain and pick out a surname that would be awesome to try to research. Something that would return 8 million results every time you searched for it. If you guessed the surname LAST, you win. Searching for anything on that surname was never fun. I would get every version of "last … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Augusta

This only the second photo I have of my great-great-grandmother, Augusta (LUEDTKE) LAST. She lived to be 100-years-old, passing away after 1 century and 2 weeks. She looks tough, and she should, she also had at least 16 children. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: August 8th – 14th

Important dates in our family history for this week. As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. August 8th 1941 - Died - Frank J ZALEWSKI, Sr - Frank is my great-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born somewhere in Germany or Poland on 4 … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 25th – July 31st

The important dates for this week in our family history. As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. July 25th 1915 - Died - Thomas J CORRIGAN - Thomas is my great-great-grandfather on my father's side. He was born on 3 Mar 1855 in Mara Township, Brechin, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 18th – 24th

The history for this week in my family tree. As always, you can find this on the Dates & Anniversaries page. 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 Sulęczyno Parish, Kartuzy County, Pomorskie, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 11th – 17th

I seemed the have missed last week's post, probably due to July 4th throwing everything off. July 12th 1811 - Died - Philemon SUTHERLAND - Philemon is my wife's 7th-great-grandfather on her father's side. He was born about 1718 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia. He married Mildred ARCHER. He … [Read more...]