Week 17 if about documentation and how I am writing a family history book.
10-Year Anniversary of My Book
Wow, how time flies! It has been 10 years since the publication of my book, Images of America: Markesan, which tells the history of my hometown through photos. For those who have never heard of Markesan, it is a city of about 1,300 people (give or take) located in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. The community's… Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary of My Book
Family Book Update
It has been WAAAAY too long since my last post! Life gets busy, and mine is about to get a lot busier come next June. My wife and I have a baby on the way! Between work, doctor appointments, fixing up our house, and all of my volunteer time at the Winnebago County Historical Society it… Continue reading Family Book Update
Writing My Family History
A few months ago I blogged about my plan to write a family history book. I've jumped in and started this fun project! I decided to go with Shutterfly to make this book, only because Molly and I have used that site before for photo albums. I've done some research on what others have done… Continue reading Writing My Family History
Profile of Progress: Allis-Chalmers Corporation
My New AC Find
I like to scour Ebay, Craigslist, antique stores, and classified ads to get my hands on Allis-Chalmers memorabilia. I happened to find this neat acquisition on Ebay. It is a short history about the company and the products that it made. I was glancing through it and found this letter in the back of it,… Continue reading My New AC Find
Guide to the West Allis Works
Here is a souvenir booklet from the Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works circa 1950 (click the photo below).
My First Book
Earlier this year my first book was published. I can honestly say that if I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing. This has been one of the most challenging projects I have attempted to date, and I look forward to doing another book like this again in the… Continue reading My First Book