The third “ancestor” in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project this year is (in one direction) my first cousin, twice removed, Edward John “Edy” STRELKA. I say, “in one direction” because that is how I’m related to him through my paternal grandfather. If I go through my maternal grandmother, he is my great-great-grandaunt’s husband. […]

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You Can Call Me Charles


The second ancestor in my 52 Ancestors project this year is my maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Friedrich Herman LAST, also known as Charles.…

A Surprise Find


I recently got back into doing some genealogical research on my family. For awhile I've felt stuck on most lines since I've…

I am a Cousin!


AJ Jacobs made some headlines inside and outside of the genealogy community back in 2014-15 by setting out to have a Global…