Saturday, October 14, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Photo I found of my grandfather's baseball team that played in and around the Ravenna, Nebraska area in 1910. My grandfather is standing second from the right.
The date of the photo (1910) is two years after the Chicago Cubs won their most recent World Series...in 1908!
Saturday, July 22, 2006
As a result of a conversation with my new-found cousin, I am posting a link to video of my mother, Arlene Kostal Cornelius, talking about the grave of Lou and Josie Helebrant. This video was shot in August 2002 in Ravenna, Nebraska.
I was reminded about it this past week as I've connected with a second cousin that I did not know existed!
To make a long story short, notes from a family photograph led to a Google search which led to this humble weblog. The kicker was the photograph my cousin was looking at was this photo! She wrote me and it has led to a series of e-mails determining our exact relationship to one another.
Turns out we are second cousins once removed!
Hopefully we will be able to exchange more photographs and family information.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Thanks to a tip from a distant relative in the Czech Republic, I became aware of a free offer from Ancestry.com where you can obtain copies of World War I draft registration cards. The free offer runs through the end of February and is available at: http://www.researchguides.net/free.htm.
I found the above draft registration card of my grandfather, Edward Kostal. The card dates from 1917. Interestingly, there were three Edward Kostals available for the draft that year -- two from Nebraska. I wonder if they ever met.