Below is the obituary for my g-g-g-grandfather, Francis J. Uhlrich. It was published in the Dubuque Times Journal on January 8, 1915. I received both the image and obituary from … Continue reading Obituary: Frank J Uhlrich
Up until now, I’ve really been focused on sharing obituaries from my mom’s side of the family. Probably because I know much more about that side of my family than … Continue reading Obituary: John Joseph Strelesky
Last week, I went back to Scales Mound Illinois to visit my grandmother. My grandma has my great-grandmother’s, Viola Bausman Davis, photo collection. I thought I’d seen all the photos, … Continue reading Discovery: Picture of Lawrence Bausman Family?
I’ve been researching my family history for about 10 years, give or take. About 5 years ago, I gave up using software that needed to be installed on a computer. Instead I use ancestry.com’s system. It allows for me to collaborate with my mom about research and let other family members look at it. If it was only on my computer, I would not have the collaborative opportunity. Whether this is a good or bad thing is open to debate.
Anyway, one of the drawbacks to using a proprietary system like ancestry.com is that those who are not subscribers cannot access research and collaborate. This blog is another way for me – hopefully – to make connections with people who may be researching the same family names.
My primary research is focused on ancestors from England and Germany. After they immigrated, they settled in the Midwest, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. Some family names are: Lightcap, Strelesky, Bausman, Deininger, Wulff, Doose, Hebenstreit, and Davis.