Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Long Overdue

It has most certainly been a long time since I blogged. Mostly, my blog ideas have been excuses why I am too busy to blog. Life around here has been ridiculously hot and busy.

Our wonderful cat, Mouse, is fascinated by lamps. So much so that she broke one of my table lamps. DH and I have been hunting for new ones that are not 3-ways, because 3-way lamps and bulbs are generally a pain in the bottom. We thought we were successful, but the ones we bought, one of the three ways did not work.

Then we got busy cleaning our deck and re-arranging the furniture. After the second family barbecue I convinced DH it was time we bought a bigger dining set for the deck. Our original one, which I really liked, was bought before our deck and family expansion. I can't wait for the new one to be delivered.

I hope things will quiet down a bit and I can take care of these piles on my desk.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Freaked Out Friday - What Did I Do With It?

I spent 2.5 hours at my desk yesterday - not including writing blogs. That is probably the longest time I've spent there in several months. I don't think I got all that much accomplished, but did add 4 baptismal records and one marriage record to the database and added the baptismal record images too! Sometimes I think I will never make this pile smaller. But I keep plugging at it!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thomas Kruszka Follow-Up

 I did verify that the Thomas Kruszka I found on the 1900 Census and in the Cook County Illinois Catholic Church records was the same Thomas Kruszka who was a brother to my DH's great grandfather, Michael Kruszka. Fortunately, I was able to contact a friend, who, through my description of the record I found online was able to verify for me that the database was the one I thought it was. This would be the Poznan Marriage Record Project. It gives the year and the parental information, which is how I was able to ascertain the validity of my supposition

I contacted someone on Ancestry.com who has a private tree that includes Thomas. Everyone has the wrong birth information. He was born in 1851, not 1849. I have the birth record to prove it.

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