Archive for the ‘Treasure Chest Thursday’ Category

This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.

In my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s, she kept various newspaper clippings that show a little bit of what life was like during WWII.


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This week I have some pictures of my grandfather’s college yearbook. Joseph Charles Hromada graduated from the Armour Institute of Technology in 1929 with a degree in electrical engineering.

He was a member of the Eta Kappa Nu Honorary Electrical Society. He is the second from the right on the top row of pictures.

He was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is fourth from the right in the second row from the bottom.

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Here are a few pictures of my grandfather’s high school yearbook. Joseph Charles Hromada graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois in 1924.

The quote he chose was very fitting for him.

The Morton Council – Joseph is the first on the left in the second row from the bottom

The Radio Club – Joseph is seated in the middle

Next week I’ll post some pictures from his college yearbook.

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When my great-grandfather, Josef Hromada, left his hometown of Tábor, Czech Republic in 1893, he brought this small glass with him to the United States. The painted design on the glass is the town square in Tábor.

The town square looks much the same today, minus the horse and carriage. After I visited Tábor last September, my aunt gave me the glass, and it is very special to me!

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To see other Treasure Chest Thursday posts by other bloggers, go to Geneabloggers.com.

I think some of my interest in genealogy has rubbed off on my mom. I love that she is willing to sit and listen to me babble on and on about what I’ve found and what I’m still trying to find.

One of my personal treasures is a scrapbook she made for me for Christmas in 2010. She made one each for my sister and me. I can’t even imagine how much time and effort was required to put together this beautiful record of our family.

She included lots of old photos from all lines of our ancestry, and there are also plenty of recent pictures from my life.

I find myself looking at this book often as I research my ancestors. I love looking at the pictures and putting faces to the names in my family tree. This is definitely something I will always treasure.

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