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New Year, New Start


There has been quite a bit of stir on Facebook regarding Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over.

I have had a rough 2014 and am glad to see much of it go.   260 more words


Genealogy + Grief = ???

Well, if you have been following the last few posts, you know that I lost my mother at the end of June.

I have been researching my family’s ancestry for 20 years now.   457 more words


Remembering Grandma - Helen Wanda (Wagner) Galkowski

Today would have been my maternal grandmother’s 97th birthday.

Helen Wanda Wagner was born on May 12, 1917, to Franciszek and Mary (Suska) Wagner. She was the second child of the couple.   614 more words


Wedding Wednesday - Zaber-Wagner

Charles Zaber (changed from Czeslaw Zabicki) married Lottie Wagner on November 10, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois.

Charlie was 26 and Lottie was 19.

On September 29, 1934, about 6 weeks before the wedding, Lottie’s mother, Maryanna (Suska) Wagner passed away. 80 more words


Funeral Card Friday - Rose (Bromberek) Helix

I have been posting about the Bromberek-Helix family this week.  This is the third and last post on them this week – Rosie’s Funeral Card.  She was a great woman and cousin.   49 more words


Step 1: Gathering Information

The very first step to any family history research is to start from scratch. That sounds so obvious but, it’s the truth. Start from what you know…from yourself. 392 more words

Researching Your Family Tree

Newspapers - Supplement Your Research

There have been many posts and articles on the importance of newspapers in your genealogical research.  It really cannot be stressed enough.  Not only can it give you dates, places, etc., but it adds dimension as well. 213 more words