Archive

Welcome to my Archive Page:
Below you will find a list of posts organized by topic and family name. These include: longer family articles, short individual biographies and other general topic articles.

  • For additional information, visit the Resource Page.
  • For a sampling of documents and photos, visit the History Page.
  • Scroll down to bottom of page for slide shows . . .




The Family Stories:
Longer articles, usually a multi-part series, chronicling a number of generations of a particular family.

   Goldner Family:  
        The Goldners of Chicago - Finding a Lost Family - Part 1 - Connections
        The Goldners of Chicago - Finding a Lost Family - Part 2 - The Three C's (Chicago, Census & Cemeteries)

   Hermann Family:
        David Hermann and the Hermann Family - Part 1 - Mecklenburg, "the old country"
        David Hermann and the Hermann Family - Part 2 - A Life in Wisconsin

   Holcomb(e) Family:
        The Holcombe Family - Colonial Generations - Part 1 - Thomas Holcombe in the New World
        The Holcombe Family - Colonial Generations - Part 2 - Nathaniel Holcombe of Salmon Brook
        The Holcombe Family - Colonial Generations - Part 3 - Nathaniel Holcombe II
        The Holcombe Family - Colonial Generations - Part 4 - Nathaniel Holcombe III
        The Holcombe Family - Colonial Generations - Part 5 - Joseph, Micah and the Movement West

  Hollister Family:
        David Hollister and the Hollister Family - Part 1 - Connecticut and New York
        David Hollister and the Hollister Family - Part 2 - Across the Midwest
        David Hollister and the Hollister Family - Part 3 - The Next Generations
  
   Peterson / Moe Family:
        Ole Peterson and the Peterson Family - Part 1 - Before there was Peterson, there was Moe
        Ole Peterson and the Peterson Family - Part 2 - The Petersons, a First Family of Mount Horeb
        Ole Peterson and the Peterson Family - Part 3 - Olaus and the Next Generation
        Peterson - Moe . . . What's in a Name? - How Norwegian Naming Conventions Shaped My Family Names.

   Wilderman Family:
        The Wilderman Family - Part 1 - Germany and Colonial America
        The Wilderman Family - Part 2 - West into the Frontier
        The Wilderman Family - Part 3 - From Frontier to Settled Territory

   Zweifel Family:
        The Zweifel Brothers - Part 1 - Glarus, Switzerland
        The Zweifel Brothers - Part 2 - New Glarus, Wisconsin
        The Zweifel Brothers - Part 3 - Mary Zweifel and Family


The Short Biographies:
A series of short biographies on ancestors. As information becomes available and as time permits, stories are added.

   Holcomb:
        Apollas Holcombe, Patriot and Pioneer - September 7, 2011
        Ralph Elliot Holcomb, Supreme Sacrifice - October 19, 2011
        Reuben T. Holcomb, Wisconsin Pioneer  - March 12, 2012

   Goldner:
       Louis Goldner, Chicago, Illinois - March 22, 2013

   Goth:
        Jurgen Christian Goth, Mecklenburg Exodus - December 9, 2011

   O'Neil:
        Francis O'Neil, Ireland, Scotland, Wisconsin, Iowa - April 20, 2012

   Ostenberg:
        Frederick Ostenberg, German Immigrant - November 2, 2011
 
   Peterson / Moe:
        Alfred Peterson of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin - November 2012
        Curtis "Spike" Peterson, the "Rassler" - October 2013
        Lars Moe, Minnesota Pioneer - August 26, 2011

   Roth
        Frederick Roth - Monroe and Chicago - October 26, 2012
       
 

Other Articles
General articles and posts about genealogy, family and other ramblings.

   Two Years of Blogging about Genealogy - October 1, 2012
   History Page Added - More Stuff - May 2, 2012
   1940 Census - Once in a Lifetime - March 30, 2012
   The Flow of Information - February, 14, 2012
   A Big Peterson Family Reunion - September 1, 2011
   Ode to the Genealogist - April 19, 2011
   New Discoveries are Delightful - January 2, 2011
   Genealogy and the Internet - November 2, 2010
   The Genealogy Mother Load - October 19, 2010
   History and Genealogy - October 1, 2010
   Yet Another Blog - September 30, 2010


Articles at BRBlog:
Originally, my genealogy information was at my other blog. In the fall of 2010 I created this blog to showcase all of my family history information. There are, however, still a few articles worth a look at the other site and they can be accessed below.

   Google Books and Internet Archive - Two Great Sources - June 25, 2010
   Family Genealogy Websites - June 3, 2010
   Family Search - June 1, 2010


Articles at HubPages:
Sometimes I write articles about genealogy at HubPages. These can be accessed below.

   In Pursuit of New Discoveries, the Genealogist Never Tires - September 19, 2012
   Tribute to the Genealogist - September 02, 2012
   The Genealogy Quest Continues - August 20, 2012