Weekly History: May 30th – June 5th

The important dates in my family history for this week (a day late.) As always, you can find this info on the Dates & Anniversaries page. June 2nd 1789 - Married - Johannes VENNINGER & Elisabeth FLECK - Johannes and Elisabeth are my wife's 5th-great-grandparents on her … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 9th – 15th

Happy Mother's day to all of the moms out there (and moms-to-be.) As always, you can get this info at anytime on the Dates & Anniversaries page. May 9th 1860 - Died - Mary (CRONIN) MCCANN - Mary is my 4th-great-grandmother of my father's side. She was born about 1797 in Ireland. She … [Read more...]

Weekly History: March 7th-13th

Here are the weekly events in my family history for this week. As always, you can browse them yourself on the "Dates & Anniversaries" page. March 7th 1888 - Born - William H LAST - William is my great-granduncle on my mother's side. He was born in Grafton, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, the third … [Read more...]

Weekly History: February 21 – 27

February 22 1890 - Died - William Henry THOMPSON - William is my 4th-great-grandfather on my father's side. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure where and when he was born. The census and other records span from 1810 to 1816 and mention England, Ireland, and Scotland. He married Francis QUINET in … [Read more...]

Surname Saturday: LAST

No, not a last name, the name LAST. You should see how difficult it is to do any sort of search on this surname. Typing in "last surname" or just "last" into search engines usually gets me a lot more than I need. Sometimes it gives me "Did you mean 'last name'?" It's even tough on genealogy sites … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday (with Words)

Oath of Allegiance

Thank you to all of those who have served our country and who are currently serving our country. Special thanks to the veterans in my family: My grandfather Richard Zalewski (WWII), my grandfather LeRoy Thielke (WWII), my great-grandfather Joseph Zalewski (WWI), and my 3rd-great-grandfather John … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Sept 20th – 26th

September 21st 1750 - Married - Antoine LAFOND & Josephte CHEVREFILS-BELISLE - Antoine and Josephte are my 7th-great-grandparents. They were married in St. Antoine de la Baie-du-Febrve, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. September 22nd 1962 - Died - Pieter Franciscus VAN PARIJS - Pieter is my … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Sept 6th – 12th

One day late. Oops. 3-day weekends confuse me. September 6th 1852 - Born - Ida SCHAVANDIE - Ida is my 3rd-great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Prussia. In March 1870, she married Peter MUHM in Palatine, New York. She passed away on 12 Nov 1934 at Antigo, Langlade Co., … [Read more...]