Way Back Wednesday: Frances Thompson

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I had the luck of finding a photo of my 4th-great-grandmother while doing some research on her descendant lines on Ancestry.com. I happened to see a photo of her daughter, Mary, with some other people. I clicked on it and saw that it said the name of the older woman was "Frances Thompson." I did a … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Kearns-Moran

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The headstone of my wife's 3rd-great-grandmother Margaret KEARNS from her father's maternal side. Born in 1822 in Ohio, she first married Nelson ENYART (sometimes spelled ENGART) in 1841. There is mystery surrounding what happened to Nelson, but in 1875 she ended up marrying Robert MORAN, who is … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Corrigans

Circa 1927 - Maurice Corrigan Family

Today's Way Back Wednesday photo is from a recent scan from my grandmother's photo collection. This is a photo of her family. Her parents, Maurice & Agnes (BRAATZ) CORRIGAN, along with her twin, Thomas, and her older sister, Shirley. The photo is probably from around 1927 or so based on the age … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Gwiazdowski

Gwiazdowski

Anyone following the latest research into my ZALEWSKI line knows that I've run across the GWIAZDOWSKI surname on a few occasions. They have something to do with my ZALEWSKI family, but I'm still not 100% sure what it is. Research points to many conflicting options: These are Frank ZALEWSKI's … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Remembering Grandma

Mary Jane Corrigan - 1938

I was put in charge of creating the memorial video that was to be played at my Grandmother's funeral today, so that everyone could remember her through the years. I assume this is due to the fact that I seemed to have inherited the title of "Family Historian" which I have no problem with. I love … [Read more...]

Now For Something Completely Different

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With apologies to Monty Python for using their famous catchphrase, I present something to make my family smile during a sad week. Classic Dad.   I was converting old home videos awhile back and also playing around making some animated GIFs, so I made this. … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day

Dad & Brian

Happy Father's Day to both of our dads! My wife posted a more personal entry about her father over at Tales From the Nursery. I've known my dad for 31 years and he still has the greatest mustache in the world. … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday: Agnes

Agnes

A photo of my great-grandmother, Agnes (BRAATZ) CORRIGAN. If I had to take a guess, I'd say the photo was taken around 1904-05 since she looks to be about 1-2 years old. … [Read more...]