An intriguing story of researching Civil War ancestors, “Johann F. Gisch and The painting of The Battle of Lookout Mountain“, will be our featured presentation at the January, 2017 meeting. Our speaker, Ronnie Janecka, has been interviewed about her genealogy work by Dana Leeds as part of our Getting to Know Our Speakers series. Ronnie shares how she started her research, some tips and tricks in doing Civil War research, stories about one of her favorite ancestors, and more.
We hope you enjoy learning more about Ronnie.
What got you interested in genealogy?
My interest in genealogy began with my grandfather’s baptismal certificate which was written in German and hung in our family room. As a child I was not allowed to touch this document. Upon her death in January 2002, I retrieved it. Thus began my journey with only 5 names registered on the certificate. [Read more…]