Milwaukee Deaths Database Updates

I continue to add data to my Milwaukee Deaths Database, though I have also spent some time adding a few helpful features. I don’t want it to just be a list of deaths, though that is helpful in itself, I also want people to be able to use that information. Personally, I find the entries […]

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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…

In Honor of Grandma


I'm going to be doing a few posts this week about my maternal grandmother's ancestry in honor of her. She has not…

The Year of the DNA


As some of you may know, genetic genealogy exploded in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people have now tested their DNA with the…

Frank F Braatz


The forty-first ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my paternal great-great grandfather, Frank F BRAATZ. According to his obituary, he was born 17…