Surname Saturday: SZULTA

Today's surname is another one from my Polish side. SZULTA is presumably pronounced like SCHULTA. This surname first shows up in my ancestry with my great-great-grandmother, Clara SZULTA, who was born in Poland (or Prussia or Germany, I'm not sure yet.) I can only trace it back to Clara's father, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: January 17th – 23rd

Hey, I'm back again. Been a bit busy and had to put genealogy on the back-burner. January 17th 1902 - Born - Agnes Irene ZALEWSKI - Agnes is my great-great-aunt on my father's side. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Frank & Anna ZALEWSKI. She married Chester WALCZAK in 1924. She … [Read more...]

Smile for the Camera, 19th Edition

The word prompt for the 19th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Gift." It is the holiday season and a time for giving. So give Smile readers the gift of sharing, sharing a family photograph. It can be a gift given or received, it can be the gift of talent, it can be the gift of having the … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 22nd – 28th

November 22nd 1774 - Born - Friedrich Ernest MUHM - Friedrich is my 5th-great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in Schwbendorf, Landkreis, Maurburg, Hessen, Germany. He married Gertrude OPPERMAN in 1795. He passed away on 24 Jan 1850 in Schwbendorf, Landkreis, Maurburg, Hessen, … [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...]

Everything I Know About Frank Zalewski

I have a new site to show all of you. But, first, how it all came to be. While I was searching for more information on a passenger ship from one of my ancestors a few months back, I ran across a site called "Everything I Know About Hyman Victor." The site is basically one man's story about his … [Read more...]

Weekly History: Nov 1st-7th

Happy Día de los Muertos! Ok, I'm back. I didn't have any time for genealogy research, so I fell behind on everything. November 2 1901 - Born - Leon Joseph DEBROUX - Leon is my great-grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in Phlox, Langlade Co., Wisconsin to Joseph & Mary Philomene … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Hawaii

This is a photo of my grandfather, Richard Zalewski, from when he was in the navy. He never saw combat, but was stationed in a few places, including Hilo, Hawaii as seen above. … [Read more...]