Carolina Alumni Lost in Military Service

History & Location UNC-Chapel Hill’s “Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those Lost in Military Service” is a bronze, sandstone and concrete memorial that was designed by Maggie Smith and dedicated on the morning of April 12, 2007. The centerpiece of the memorial is a bronze Book of Names with pull-out pages; these pages are engraved … More Carolina Alumni Lost in Military Service

My Musical DNA

Based on my research, my roots aren’t very musical: I have a great-great-grandmother who sang opera and one distant cousin who played almost every instrument in existence, but that’s the extent of my family’s talent. AncestryDNA has teamed up with Spotify to create “Heritage Playlists: The Unique Sound of Your Ancestry” for their customers, and while … More My Musical DNA

The Marczynski Ten

Thomas Walter Marczynski was born on December 26, 1878 in Poland to Jozef Ludwig and Theresa Katherine (Bonczak) Marczynski. He and his older siblings–Gertrude (b. 1858), Mary (b. 1865), Franciszka (b. 1868) and Casimir (b. 1871)–left for the United States at the turn-of-the-century, and they all worked for the railroad in Dunkirk, New York. Three … More The Marczynski Ten