Well, today is the final day of the Winter Games. It has been fun competing and watching other bloggers compete. One of my highlights has been watching how other bloggers interpret the medal counts. It seems like everyone has a different way of looking at the challenges and rewards. Most people have been rather conservative [...]
Today is follow Friday, a daily blogging theme where we highlight one of the great genealogy-related blogs we follow. Today, I want to highlight Cheryl Fleming Palmer’s excellent blog, Heritage Happens.
I enjoy Cheryl’s writing and it is one of my daily reads in the morning. Cheryl’s blog has also been named one of the [...]
My Grandfather Clement Phelan and Great Aunt Cornelia Phelan
Today, I have been able to work on Category 5: Write, Write, Write! I drafted 7 blog posts and pre-published them. The first of these will appear tomorrow. I also recently was featured in the 26 Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy. These fulfill tasks B and C of Category 5!
I’ve been able to move up in the standings during the last 2 days. I created a timeline for my paternal grandmother, Maria Startz (also spelled Starcz). It was fun and interesting, and I may employ that tool in the future.
I’ve also created a page for her on Footnote. I’ll be updating it as I [...]
One of the challenges presented in the Geneabloggers Winter Games was to create a timeline using TimeToast. I decided to present the life of my grandmother, Maria Starcz (also spelled Startz). She was handed many tragedies in her life, especially early when her father, brother and sister all died in a short period of time. [...]
I haven’t posted an update in a few days on my participation in the Geneabloggers Winter Games. That is not to say I haven’t been working at the events diligently.
I created a word cloud with Wordle containing several of my ancestral surnames:
I’ve actually been busy writing another program to make things a little easier. [...]
Today is Treasure Chest Thursday. For today, I chose the death certificate for my grandfather, John Frank. He passed away less than 1 year before I was born. I wish I could have met him.
As mentioned here, he had a hard life. He served in the Hungarian army during World War II. After the Germans [...]
St. Johannes Cemetery is in the way of expansion plans at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. (Chicago Tribune photo by Chuck Berman / July 2, 2009)
In what will likely involve some lengthy court battles, a cemetery in Bensenville, Illinois has been condemned to make room for the expansion of O’Hare International Airport. St. Johannes Cemetery, owned [...]
When we think of the Second World War, for many people, the images of Nazi concentration camps and brutality often prevail in our thoughts. This is rightfully so, as the monstrosities committed by the Third Reich were unspeakable. This part of history is well documented. As they say, history is written by the victors. [...]