Almost a year ago to date, I started this blog. And it was almost a year ago to date that I last posted anything. Essentially, I couldn’t decide what format I wanted to use. Should I write each post in the order of my research or should I post in the order of Joseph’s life events. Ultimately, trying to come up with a solution bogged me down. I have a feeling that other bloggers might have a similar dilemma. So here we are, almost a year later, and I have finally come to the realization that there is no one way to write this blog. I will simply let it flow fluidly. There will be no strict guidelines that I have imposed upon myself.

The amount of data I have gathered about my grandfather prior to this blog is quite abundant. And it grows weekly. Additionally, In my collection, I also have accumulated a great deal of information about other ancestors that have a direct correlation to him. I’m speaking about his mother, father, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and cousins. So from time to time I will be writing an article that does not put Joseph as the central focus. He might not even be but a footnote.

I’m very excited to share and publish what I already know and what I’m continuing to learn about my grandfather, Joseph Hossa. I hope you find this narrative of his life, and family, and my compilation of it, equally as exciting.