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, built as a multi-part series, chronicling a number of generations of a particular family or families and linked to related families.
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)
David Hermann and the Hermann Family - Part 1 - Mecklenburg, "the old country"
David Hermann and the Hermann Family - Part 2 - A Life in Wisconsin
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
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
In Search of David Hollister - The Journey to find David's family
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.
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
The Zweifel Brothers - Part 1 - Glarus, Switzerland
The Zweifel Brothers - Part 2 - New Glarus, Wisconsin
The Zweifel Brothers - Part 3 - Mary Zweifel and Family
Colonial Families - an Overview
A series of short articles on some of the colonial families allied with the Holcombe family.
Introduction: Colonial Families - an Overview
Buell Family - coming soon
Cogan Family - coming soon
Hayes Family - coming soon
Wilcockson Family - coming soon
The Towns of My Ancestors
A series of short articles on some of the places where families lived
Introduction: The Towns of My Ancestors
Salmon Brook, Connecticut - coming soon
Freeburg, Illinois - coming soon
New Garus, Wisconsin - coming soon
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin - coming soon
Maple, Iowa - coming soon
The Short Biographies:
A series of short biographies on individual ancestors with links to related families and individuals.
Apollas Holcombe, Patriot and Pioneer - September 7, 2011
Ralph Elliot Holcomb, Supreme Sacrifice - October 19, 2011
Reuben T. Holcomb, Wisconsin Pioneer - March 12, 2012
Louis Goldner, Chicago, Illinois - March 22, 2013
Jurgen Christian Goth, Mecklenburg Exodus - December 9, 2011
Francis O'Neil, Ireland, Scotland, Wisconsin, Iowa - April 20, 2012
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
Frederick Roth - Monroe and Chicago - October 26, 2012
General articles and posts about genealogy, family and other ramblings.
The Towns of My Ancestors - February 2017
Six Years of Blogging about Genealogy - October 1, 2016
Colonial Families - an Overview - September 20, 2016
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