Tip: Searching Milwaukee Newspapers

JSOnline

If you have any ancestors that lived in the Greater Milwaukee area from 1884-2007, you're in luck. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website has access to search and view newspapers from its history, specifically: The Milwaukee Journal from 1884-1995 Milwaukee Sentinel from … [Read more...]

Sunday in the Attic

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I usually post a Weekly History on Sunday, but there were not a lot of entries for this week. I received a neat newspaper clipping from my Aunt this week that I will post instead. This is the original newspaper ad for the house/subdivision I live in now, which was originally purchased by my … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 29th – Dec 5th

November 30th 1854 - Married - Jean Joseph Desire DEBROUX & Marie Desiree LOOD - Desire and Desiree (as they were known) are my 3rd-great-grandparents on my mother's side. They were both born in Piétrebais, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.  They married in Belgium before immigrating to … [Read more...]

Help Wanted

I went to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Golda Meir Library last week to spend some time looking through old newspapers for obituaries. UWM has all of the Milwaukee Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal (and Journal-Sentinel) papers on microfilm back to about 1886 or so. I found a few … [Read more...]

Saturday in the Attic

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I was able to scan some neat stuff from my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, that my dad had in his possession. Joseph was a Milwaukee Police Officer for 33 years. There was also a writeup after his retirement in 1951. (Sorry for the blurriness. It's tough to scan since it's taped to the … [Read more...]

Dusty Old Letters

When I bought my house in 2005, I ended up purchasing my grandparent's house. My grandpa had passed away in 1999 and my grandma was moving into an assisted living apartment since she hurt herself in a little fall. I did get a very nice deal on the house. It's perfect "starter" house, being the house … [Read more...]

Extra! Extra!

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After going out to dinner for our birthday (my wife & I) with my parents last night, we got to talking a bit about genealogy and some stories about my grandparents. It was mentioned that my maternal grandfather was in World War II. I was never sure on this subject since I've heard nothing about. … [Read more...]