Mary Goralska

My Milwaukee Deaths database is now live (and alive, so to speak.) You can read the details in my last post or on the database site itself. I’m still currently adding new entries when I get time, so it will keep growing. Currently, it has about 900 entries from all of 1884, early 1885, and […]

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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…

Eva (Sońefeld) Lindner


[caption id="attachment_1620" align="alignright" width="300"] St. Barbara Parish in Święte - © 2011 Photos - Kaja Gwincińska[/caption] The thirty-ninth ancestor in my 52-week…