Posts Tagged With: Generations

Reviewing My 2012 Goals

I was looking through a journal the other day and came across my 2012 goals. They are posted below. I came a long way this year and what I accomplished is in red. Things I added to the list as the year progressed are in blue. I guess it’s time to put some 2013 goals […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – A Hidden Genealogy Resource in Chicago

Saturday I presented my social media presentation to the South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society in Hazel Crest, IL. If you have ancestors who lived in this area of Cook County or worked at Pullman, you absolutely must check this group out. They have a fabulous research library and house some Pullman employee records which […]

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Finishing the Story Presentation

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. I will present  Finishing the Story. This lecture consists of three case studies presented on World War I and II military ancestors who died in service, locating their records, and telling their stories. The presentation is being held at the Algonquin Public Library. Hope to see you there! […]

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Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Wisdom Wednesday – Re-examine Your Records

This weekend I gave my Visualizing Your Genealogical Data lecture at the Illinois Family History Expo. In this lecture I make a comment in 1930 there are four families living in the home of my great great grandparents, Joseph and Magdalena Kokoska. A couple of evenings ago I decided to see if the world would […]

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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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