Tag Archives: Carnival of Genealogy

Born at the Right Time

My fourth great grandfather, Tomasz Niedziałkowksi, lived a relatively unusual life. He was born on 20 Dec 1750, he married for the first time at age 34, he lived in four different countries although he never lived more than 10 miles from the place he was born, he fathered children when he was 60, and he died just short of his 76th birthday. Continue reading

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Katarzyna Dańko: Veterinarian, Witch, and Exile

Research indicates that Katarzyna Dańko is probably my 2nd cousin, twice removed. She was born 10 Mar 1879 in Nienadowa, Galicia (Austria Poland), one of 14 children of Józef Dańko and Marianna Chruścicka. Continue reading

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The Family Cat

For many years, my family never had pets other than goldfish and turtles. Although my sisters and I often asked for a pet (a cat, a dog, a pony) my parents were always insistent that we were not getting a pet. Continue reading

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The Swimsuit Edition

As Summer draws near, it’s time for the Swimsuit Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Continue reading

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Gee, Mom, How'd You Get So Smart?

I know very little about my mother’s education, except that she attended public elementary and high school in Worcester, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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History of the Village and Parish of Dylągowa

A couple of days ago, I translated the Słownik Geograficzny entry for the Polish village of Dylągowa, the seat of the parish in which I believe my paternal grandmother was baptized and married. Continue reading

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The Man with the Mad Scientist Eyebrows

When showing people photos of my sisters, a common response is “I can tell you’re related”. Continue reading

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Pa's Cars

My mother’s parents were called “Ma and Pa” by just about everyone. While I suppose it was natural for their own children to call them by those names, all their grandchildren also called them “Ma and Pa”. Since Ma and Pa lived … Continue reading

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My Technology Toolbox

A decade ago, most genealogists could not have imagined how far genealogical technology would advance in ten years. New hardware, software, and websites have allowed genealogists to research their family histories more efficiently than ever before. Continue reading

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It Was a Tough Decision but the Award Goes to…

It’s time for the iGene Awards – an opportunity for the participants in the next Carnival of Genealogy to share what they consider to be their best posts in the categories of Best Picture, Best Screen Play, Best Documentary, Best Biography, and Best Comedy. Continue reading

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