100 Years

Today would have been my grandfather Ken Koehneke’s 100th birthday. He was born February 9th, 1921, to Otto A. Koehneke and Melitta F. Bronn in Chicago, Illinois. Ken’s older sister,…

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Christmas in Iraq

Three days before my 18th birthday I checked in to my first unit, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, California. I had completed boot camp in May, combat training in…


RootsTech 2020

RootsTech starts this week, and if it's anything like last year, it's going to be a very busy 4 days. Some pre-planning goes a long way to ensuring a fun…


My Ancestry Wish List

** Updated 2/26/2020: Added #8 - Newspapers.com Improvements & #9 - Ancestral Places** Updated 2/23/2020: Added #7 - MyTreeTags Improvements Quick Links: #1 - Ad Hoc Reports#2 - Research Suggestions#3…

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William A. Howe (1864-1943)

William Arthur Howe was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on 18 January 1864 or 1865 to parents Frederick Augustus Howe, Jr. and Malvina L. Spencer. 1870 US Federal Census…


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