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Evernote-Tool for Genealogists?

I just signed up with Evernote. It is a program that is supposed to help a person organize thoughts and information. I don’t know about you, but the internet has so much information I don’t have room in my brain to put all the information I want to remember. I am hoping this program will [...]

Do they really need to disturb the cemetery?

It is a sad state of affairs when progress feels the need to desecrate the sanctity of a cemetery. The history of cemeteries in Milwaukee is an interesting one. I am sure Milwaukee is not unique and is similar to a lot of other larger cities in America. Progress can have its positives and negatives. [...]

Genealogy on the Web-Click and Go

Today I thought I would use a very generic phrase, put it into Google, and see what came up. I got a link on reviews of genealogy software, a link to the GenWeb, and of course an ad or three for ancestry.com. The one I clicked on was a 2009 article called 10 Free Genealogy [...]

Sweet Tea, Tart Lemons & Memories

A new blog has appeared in the blog circles called Sweet Tea, Tart Lemons & Memories. Looks quite interesting. Definately one to watch. http://sweetteatartlemonsandmemories.blogspot.com/

Great Peshtigo Fire October 8, 1871

The Great Chicago fire was nothing compared to the Pestigo fire in Northern Wisconsin. I recently found out there was another great fire in Michigan about the same time. Anyone hear of one in Minnesota? Anyone have any stories from relatives that lived through the fire? Here is an article shared by Wisconsin Genealogy Research [...]

Annie Radej and Emil Ginzl

People often ask who the most famous person in my family is. I don’t really have any. I can only say my family brushes fame from time to time. This article is about my touch to the Charles Williams Nash family (of automobile fame). As I remember Annie (Radey) Ginzl she was a quiet lady. [...]

Great New Scanning Device #Flip-pal

Have you ever paged through a friend or family photo album and you say, “Hey get me a copy of this photo!” knowing full well it probably won’t happen. The other problem I have seen is you want a copy of the entire album but Aunt Judy won’t let it out of the house. I [...]

White Creek, Adams County, WI

A new #history article and photos of #White Creek, Adams County, Wisconsin were just added to the #WIRoots Adams County Website. The new page can be found here. http://wiroots.org/wiadams/whitecreekhistory.html Pictures are in the Linking Your Past Photo Gallery Thanks to Patricia for sending the information and photos!

Poznan Poland Database

This just arrived in my inbox on a news list. Thanks Ruth for sharing! For those of you researching the Poznan region of Poland, here is a new (at least new to me!) database. This is not the Poznan Marriage Project. http://www.basia.famula.pl/en/ Type in the surname you are researching and hit ENTER. If you get [...]

One Step Tutorial on Finding ED in 1940 census.

The following announcement was written by Steve Morse and Joel Weintraub: In less than 10 months the 1940 US Population Schedules will become public. It will not be name indexed, so it will be necessary to do an address search in order to find families. Address searching involves knowing the ED (enumeration district) in which [...]

Milwaukee County Genealogy and History

Milwaukee County Genealogy and History Online Library features over 1200 webpages of free births, deaths, marriages, and military history and genealogical information for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Done in cooperation with WIGenWeb. Click to visit the website.

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Milwaukee Biographies

Thanks to Maxine more biographies were added to the Milwaukee website at www.Linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/1881historyindex.php The following surnames were added Kittredge, Crandall, Mansfield, Lantry, Scherer, Howard, Howes, Isleb, Jurss, Joss, Kay, Kessler, Schmidt, Brown, More, Swan, Smith, Barnes, Lefeber.

Fairview Mausoleum

I recently found a picture and a short article on the Fairview Mausoleum formerly in Milwaukee. I hadn’t realized it was a community mausoleum. The article can be seen at Links To the Past The article was published in the Wisconsin Cemetery and Cremation Reporter.

Milwaukee biographies

Thanks to Maxine, I have added some more of the 1881 Biographies from History of Milwaukee.  Be sure to check out the Index page to see if your biography is now online.  If it is not, send a request to Maxine and she will get it to you.  

Milwaukee Biographies

Hello all, Thanks to Maxine I have been adding biographies to the website from the book The History of Milwaukee 1881. If you haven’t checked the page out lately, please be sure to check it out. http://linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/1881historyindex.php I added a few names to the surname registry. Magestro or Magistro and Loveall. Moved Birner from Cem [...]

Milwaukee County Updates

This weekend I was busy updating Milwaukee Genealogy information as sent in by researchers. Thank you for your submissions! Updated the spelling of the name Grueber that appeared on the Lutheran Church page. Moved Herman Auger from Cemetery X to Forest Home cemetery. Added 1881 History bios scanned by Maxine. Winkler death information to cemetery [...]

Waukesha County Genealogy & History

Waukesha County Genealogy and History website features over 900 webpages of Waukesha County related free births, deaths, marriages, and military history and genealogical information. It is part of the WIGenWeb. Click to visit the website.

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Waukesha Deaths in Cemeteries

This week I worked on the following files at the courthouse. I have added the deaths to following cemeteries: Cemetery X Lena O’Brien Leonard Fielder Summit Cemetery Adelia Parks Leavitt Prairie Home Samper A Perkins Oconomowoc Cemetery Mary Machus Wisconsin Memorial park W H Rintelman

Waukesha County Updates

I updated the Waukesha and Washington counties sites today with deaths extracted from probate records in Waukesha County. BEAUMONT marriages and Hartland Cemetery BUCKHOLZ Prairie Home and Obituary NICKELL Prairie Home Cemetery and Obituary BOECK: Prairie Home Cemetery MEREDITH: Oak Ridge Cemetery and Obituary RUEKERT: St. Joseph Cemetery Waukesha PITZKA: See RUEKERT SMITH: Cemetery X [...]

Updates to Waukesha Free Genealogy Website

I have been going through the items that have been sent in by researchers and have been updating the site. I made this change to the Waukesha site at www.Linkstothepast.com/waukesha/22.php ROWLANDS Update to Tabernacle cemetery.

Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Exhibition Record

A gentleman by the name of Eugene B. Meier, Jr. Sent me a list of Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors and a listing of their art. I will be adding this to the Milwaukee website (and a link from the Waukesha) within the next weeks. There are 549 word document pages that will need to be [...]

Quirk information enhanced

A researcher sent in information about the Quirk family. I updated the Waukesha website with this new information. Surnames included: BLUEMN, CASEY, CLANCY, DUNLAP, HACKET, KEATING, MONAGHAN, NICHOLSON, NIESSEN, SHAEFER, SNYDER You can see the Quirk family information here.

Washington County, Wisconsin Genealogy and History

Website dedicated to the distribution of free birth, death, marriage, cemetery, military history and genealogical information for Washington County, Wisconsin. Part of the WIGenWeb. Click to visit the website.

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Washington County WI Naturalizations

Thanks to Angela we have a few more Washington County WI naturalizations online. Thanks Angela for transcribing! Armstrong Arndt Arnemann Arnet Arnet Arnet Arnet Arnet Arnold Arzbacher

Waukesha County Updates

I updated the Waukesha and Washington counties sites today with deaths extracted from probate records in Waukesha County. BEAUMONT marriages and Hartland Cemetery BUCKHOLZ Prairie Home and Obituary NICKELL Prairie Home Cemetery and Obituary BOECK: Prairie Home Cemetery MEREDITH: Oak Ridge Cemetery and Obituary RUEKERT: St. Joseph Cemetery Waukesha PITZKA: See RUEKERT SMITH: Cemetery X [...]

Civil War Military Symposium

I am currently planning on attending a Civil War Symposium in Fort Wayne Indiana at the Allen County Library on Friday and Saturday Oct. 8 and 9, 2010. If any of my fellow Milwaukee researchers would like to tag along, I would welcome the company. http://thing1.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/Military%20Symposium_2010.pdf The Allen County library has a large collection of [...]

Military Records Research Tip

Research tip: If you’re planning to order Civil War pension or military service files from the National Archives, get your order(s) in soon. We were at the archives last week and the indication is they expect a sharp rise in the number of orders once the 150th anniversary of the Civil War officially arrives in [...]

Washington County Wisconsin New Surname Additions

Hello, For those of you who don’t know I recently acquired the GenWeb site for Washington County, Wisconsin. I have been busy adding surnames to the site. In the past couple names the following names have been added. You can visit the site at www.LinksToThePast.com/washington ADAMS, AHLERS, ALBINGER, ALBRECHT, ALTENHOFEN, AMIDON, ANDERSON, ARNET, ASHWORTH BACH, [...]

Manitowoc County Genealogy

Over 2500 webpages of births, deaths, marriages, and military history and genealogical information for Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. See More on Manitowoc County

WI Roots Genealogy and History Resources

Wisconsin history and genealogical information and links to free genealogy resources for all 72 Wisconsin Counties. Click to see Wisconsin Free Genealogy Links and Resources.


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Join the Worldwide Indexing Event
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On July 2, 2012, a total of 49,025 FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators joined together to set the all-time record for the most indexing participants in a single day. That lofty record is about to...

Putting Your Ancestors on the Map Program at Menomonee Falls Public Library Wed...

Putting Your Ancestors on the Map
Program at Menomonee Falls Public Library Wednesday, May 7th, at 7:00 PM

In genealogical research, maps can provide clues to where our ancestors may have lived and where to look for written records about them.

Discover the various map resources available to genealogists with Jovanka Ristic, Senior Academic Librarian at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 7th, at 7:00 PM. Jovanka has been with the library for 30+ years and helped many genealogists with map-related questions.

Although the program is free, space is limited. Registration is required. Please call Karen Esvang at (262)532-8912 to reserve your spot.

http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/


American Geographical Society Library Home Page
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The AGS Library is located on the 3rd floor, East wing of the Golda Meir Library at the UW Milwaukee Libraries.

Vikings in America On Saturday, March 29 at 2:30pm, the Menomonee Falls Public...

Vikings in America

On Saturday, March 29 at 2:30pm, the Menomonee Falls Public Library will have Dr. Scott Mellor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison speaking on “Vikings in America.” Around the year 1000, Leif Eriksson and other Vikings came to the North American continent. This talk will focus on texts and archaeological findings that support this adventure. Dr. Mellor specializes in historic Scandinavia. This program is free and open to the public in the Community/Meeting Room on the first floor. For more information, please call Karen at 262-532-8912.




Menomonee Falls Public Library
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All movies shown at the library are free! No need to call or sign up, and you can bring your own snacks and beverages (covered please). Show times for February movies include:

There is still time to sign up for my classes at Menomonee Falls Public Library....

There is still time to sign up for my classes at Menomonee Falls Public Library.

► 1. Getting Started: Research and Organization
7:00 - 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 OR
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8
► 2. Census Records: Your Family Counts!
7:00 - 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 OR
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 22

Awesome news for the genealogy and library communities. Not only will people be...

Awesome news for the genealogy and library communities. Not only will people be able to search for available records, they will be able to see where those documents/records may be held locally or even a library with a reference department. I love it when my two worlds come together. Thanks Sarah A. V. Kirby for sharing!

FHL catalog available on OCLC.
It was announced this summer with some fan-fare. It appears it has launched with very little. The Family History Library ( http://familysearch.org/ ) catalog is now included in WorldCat.org's search results. The FHL catalog includes links to WorldCat. Eventually, you will able to get WorldCat results from inside the FHL catalog also - full 2-way discovery. This is HUGE news for the genealogy community, even if they don't realize it.


Free Family History and Genealogy Records
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Discover your family history. Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Wisconsin in the Spanish American War

Information about the Wisconsin Regiments that served in the Spanish American War. See More

History of the Great Lakes

Captains, Shipping, Lighthouse Keepers and Marine Biographies. See More

Linking Your Past Professional Research Service

Need help with your genealogy research? Linking Your Past Research Service is available for genealogical research for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington Counties Wisconsin. I also do other genealogy searches. Visit Linking Your Past Website

My Family

If you are interested in any of these Manitowoc County rooted family names, please contact me.
Jonas & Chaloupka Family Ancestry--Including the surnames:
Radej (Radey), Tuma, Honzik, Jindra,
Blum, Wenholz, Carstens (Newton), Jonas, Freitag (Minnesota), Sporleder(Minnesota, Iowa)

 

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