The other day I happened to run across the Digital Collections of the Milwaukee Public Library. As any genealogist does, I got lost in it for an hour or so. I then found their WWI Military Portrait collection and searched for “Zalewski.” I found entries for my great-grandfather, Joseph Frank Zalewski. While it did not […]

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Where in the World Am I?


I ran across a website the other day called GeoGuessr that is basically a game that drops you somewhere randomly in the…

A Different Time


There are a few things I learned while looking for deaths in hundreds of old newspapers from the late 1800s, besides that…

The Boy With No Hands


This all started when, on a whim, I decided to see what happened in Milwaukee 100 years ago. I went to the…

Memories of Grandma


Marjorie Jean (DeBroux) Thielke 8 June 1927 - 13 February 2015 Earlier today, my maternal grandmother passed away. Her death, while not…