Friday, February 4, 2011


Our Ancestors – The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines was launched February 4, 2011. The site is maintained by Michelle M. Murosky is a family historian and genealogist. She has been researching her ancestors for over 15 years. The site is used to share research updates and old photographs with family.

In addition to maintaining the research site she is currently working on the “Portraits of a Life” project. The goal of this project is to digitize, archive, restore and share her family’s old photographs. She has the photo collections of her great-grandmothers in her care.

Her great grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski, her paternal grandfather’s mother, was the original family historian. She took many photos of her children, her parents, her husband’s parents, her siblings, her husbands, her nieces and her nephews. There are hundreds of photos ranging from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s. She also recorded the names and dates on many of the images. Her record keeping was impeccable and has assisted with identifying individuals in the unlabeled photos. In addition to several large albums there were also many loose photos, newspaper clippings and post cards.

Spring of 2014 she acquired the photo collection of Frances Philomena Selker – her paternal grandmother’s mother. This collection of photographs includes many old photographs of members of the family from Clarion, Pennsylvania. This collection includes a grouping of tin-type photographs which are over one hundred years old.

When she isn't working on family history or restoring old family photographs she enjoys photographing nature. Check out her photography portfolio or follow her on Instagram.

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