Monday, February 13, 2017

Timothy Bestick Seeking Brother Edward

This is my favorite discovery from my research trip to Salt Lake City last month. It is an ad in the New Orleans Times-Picayune dated August 11, 1883. The ad was placed by my ancestor, Timothy Bestick, seeking information about his brother Edward. Timothy lived in Newark, NJ and must have lost touch with his brother before Edward died in 1860.

Monday, February 16, 2015

McManus Wedding


This is a photograph of the wedding of my aunt and uncle, Stella Skrobul and William McManus. From left to right are James Mc Manus, Veronica (Skrobul) Mensing (sister of the bride), Stella Skrobul and William McManus. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mom and Dad's Wedding Photo


Here is the only formal portrait from my parents' wedding on April 24, 1954. This portrait is in a cardboard frame from the "Swiss Chalet, Bismark Hotel, Chicago". From left to right are Clarence and Margaret Sharp, and Edwin and Ann (Skrobul) Brady.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


Welcome to Couples Week on Kathy's Genealogy Blog! Over the next few days I will be posting photos of some of the couples on my family tree. I'm beginning today with a picture of my mom and dad, Ann (Skrobul) and Edwin Brady. This photo was taken in 1955. I like this photo because it shows them relaxing, rather than in a formal pose.

For a more formal couple's photo, I've included a picture of me and my husband, Patrick Blake, from our wedding.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Remembering Mom


In honor of her birthday, here is a photo of my mom, Ann (Skrobul) Brady.

My mom liked having a December birthday. And she loved Christmas--the decorations, the music, baking cookies and visiting with relatives. She loved plants, so for many years I bought her a pointsetta plant for her birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!


Here is a picture of my parents, Edwin F. Brady and Ann Skrobul on their wedding day, April 24, 1954.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!



Things are very busy in my life these days, but I couldn't let today go by without remembering my mom. Happy Birthday Mom!