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Military Monday – World War I Soldier Michael Kokoska

Michael Kokoska was born September 28, 1891 in Chicago, the seventh child of Bohemian immigrants Joseph and Majdalena, nee Priban, Kokoska.  Joseph and Majdalena immigrated from the Pilsen area of Bohemia in 1881 on the Fresia. Their ship left the port of Hamburg, Germany on August 31, 1881 en route to Le Havre, France, and […]

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New Generations Website is Live

Have you stopped by my old blog site? The new and improved Generations business website is live! Check it out when you have a chance and let me know what you think.   Tweet

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Wisdom Wednesday – Document Your Photos

On Monday I spent the majority of the day researching in the Special Collections Department of the Daley Library at the University of Illinois – Chicago. I was looking through some of the Italian Americans in Chicago collection for a client. I requested a few boxes of materials that were not related to my client’s […]

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Life Can Change in an Instant

I was talking to someone about my Flying Tiger book today and said “Reminds you that life can change in an instant.” The person responded that was very true. I was discussing the fact that Bob died so suddenly and while his wife watched. But it was about more than that. It is not only […]

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Those Places Thursday – Follow the Paper Trail Along Chicago Streets

There are times during Census research that a page by page search of an enumeration district in a Chicago Ward is required. A Look At Cook has several maps of each Census year’s Wards and enumeration districts. This is a fabulous resource when you need to do a page by page search. Need more help […]

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Was It Covered Up?

I was reading a post on a book blog the other day about a book on the Eastland Disaster. Several people made comments that they had never heard of the Eastland Disaster and have lived some, most, or all of their lives in Chicago. Some said it was covered up by the city which is […]

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