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 [...]
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. [...]
Now that the Opening Ceremonies have been conducted, it is time to get serious about competition in the Geneabloggers 2010 Winter Games! It is a lot of fun to see other bloggers getting excited about these games and advancing their genealogy and blogging in various ways.
My progress so far has been encouraging. Today I scanned [...]
This is the second part in a series of posts about my beginnings as a genealogist. You can read the first part here
After the initial thrill of finding some of my family tree posted online by a cousin of mine, I wanted to learn a little more. The tree I had found included ancestors on [...]
It was a cold December evening in 2007. My wife and I were recently married in August, and we had only found out that she was pregnant a few weeks before. We were in the process of gutting and remodeling nearly the entire first floor in our new home. It was a 1927 Sears Craftsman [...]