Serendipity Day

*** YouTube: A Great Bet for YOU!

*** Reform School: Did Your Ancestor “Attend?”

*** Naps Restaurant, Hamilton, Montana

*** Is There Doukhobor In Your Ancestry?

*** Red Plush: Story of the Moorhouse Family

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“Are you taking advantage of all the videos posted on YouTube related to genealogy and family history research?” This question was asked in the UpFront with NGS blog back on June 8th.  Did you realize that just like TV channels (NBC, ABC, CBS, etc) you have genealogy channels on YouTube…… you have LOC (Library of Congress), NARA (National Archives), LVA (Library of Virginia), FamilySearch and Ancestry, just for some examples. The NGS posting-person continued:  “Something I like about videos is that I can listen to them in the background as I am doing other work. Then, if something catches my ear, I can pull up the viewer, rewind and then actually “watch” a segment of interest.”   Something new for us to consider.

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Did you have an ancestor who was sent to Reform School?  According to Wikipedia, “In the U. S., a reform school was a penal institution, generally for teenagers.”  In the United Kingdom such places were termed Industrial Schools. “Social reformers in America in the late 19th and early 20th century found fault with the ten-usual practice of treating juvenile offenders the same as adult criminals.” And so a system of Reform Schools was instituted and lasted well into mid-century. Bottom line, states the Wikipedia article, “for the most part, these institutions were custodial.”  Meaning, there was no effort at “reforming” a young person.  Did you have an ancestor who was sent to Reform School? We’d love to hear your story!

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War-Memorial.co.uk Launches Online

The following press release is from Mark at War-Memorial.co.uk.

War-Memorial.co.uk, the brand new website dedicated to Photographing, Transcribing and preserving war memorial records for the future, has just launched online providing a unique service that allows the researcher to find their ancestor using the largest collection of combined War Memorial records and images currently available anywhere.

This project is based on Mark Herber’s growing collection of war memorial photographs and personally checked transcriptions. It honours those men and women, who died or served our country in military conflict over the years and it already features over 20,000 detailed photographs of more than 1,200 memorials, commemorating over 270,000 people, with their names (and the memorial’s information about them) transcribed and indexed.

With regular additions of photographs, names and information to War-Memorial.co.uk expected as the months go by, War-Memorial.co.uk is the place to find your ancestors immortalised on the country’s war memorials.

Details that can be found in these memorial records include:
● Name
● Regiment, unit or ship
● War or date of death
● Rank and medals
● Photograph of the War Memorial from multiple angles and zooms

War-Memorial.co.uk’s collection includes a very large number of records from the Boer War of 1899-1902 and WW1 and WW2, but it also includes memorials from as early as the 17th century up to very recent conflicts such as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Soldiers, sailors, aircrew and civilians are all featured – and not just those who died. Many men and women who served but survived also appear in the records.

Using the sophisticated search technology and just basic details you can locate full information on War Memorials on which men and women are commemorated, find more details about them (such as their regiments, ships, ranks and medals), discover the location of the War Memorial and see images of the memorial itself and a close up view of the name of your ancestor!

War-Memorial.co.uk is offering some great value options to suit every pocket starting at £5 for a month’s access, £9.95 quarterly, or take out a great value annual subscription at only £29.95.

With regular additions of photographs, names and information to War-Memorial.co.uk expected as the months go by. War-Memorial.co.uk is the place to find your ancestors imortalised on the country’s war memorials.

For further information contact: war.memorials@yahoo.com

Example of finding your ancestor in the records

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Here we find the unusual records of a Thomas Ambrose, who was killed in 1916 by a bomb from a German airship flying over Sudbury. The transcribed record details how he died and where he is commemorated, as shown below:

Each transcript brings up details of the memorial with overview images of the entire memorial so you can find your ancestor using just their name, locate their memorial and add the images and information to your family history records, or even plan your visit!

Annette Burke Lyttle Named 2017 APG Professional Management Conference Coordinator

The following news release is from Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, Executive Director, Association of Professional Genealogists

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Lyttle Brings Broad Event-Planning Expertise to Premiere Professional Genealogy Event

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 11 July 2015 — The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced the appointment of Annette Burke Lyttle as coordinator for the 2017 Professional Management Conference (PMC). Lyttle of The Villages, Florida, brings lengthy experience in logistics and event management to the conference.

As PMC Coordinator, Lyttle will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual conference, which offers topics relevant to genealogy professionals and those interested in the profession. Her career began in logistics management in the U.S. Army, after which she moved on to positions in corporate, higher education, small business, and volunteer work. She holds an M.A. in English language and literature and a B.A. in journalism. She is the owner of Heritage Detective, LLC, and currently serves on the committee for APG’s 2016 PMC, which will take place 22-24 September, 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“APG’s PMC is unique in its focus on professional genealogy. It addresses the challenges faced by professionals, with lectures and workshops that help genealogists grow their businesses,” said Lyttle. “I look forward to working with the APG team to continue to offer an exciting program with learning and networking opportunities.”

“We are excited to have Annette Burke Lyttle join the APG team as PMC Coordinator,” said APG President Billie Stone Fogarty. “Her experience and skills will be a wonderful asset to planning and implementing the 2017 PMC.”

About APG PMC 2016 and 2017
The 18th annual APG PMC will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 22-24 September 2016, in Fort Wayne. Indiana. Register today at https://www.apgen.org/conferences/index.html. Join the APG PMC discussion on our Facebook or LinkedIn sites, or on Twitter using hashtag #APGen. Planning for the 2017 APG PMC is in its early stages.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists
The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers – Now Shipping

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Family Roots Publishing Company has just published the long-awaited Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was written to help family historians locate their Luxembourg ancestors. It is available in both soft cover and hard-back editions.

The Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers does the following:

  • Identifies the major online resources for Luxembourg genealogical research.
  • Identifies each canton, its communes, and populated areas with the names in French, German and Luxembourgish.
  • Visually identifies Catholic church parishes within each canton.
  • Provides an overview of Luxembourg genealogical records.
  • Identifies neighboring parishes, just in case your ancestor may have gone to an alternate parish.
  • Aids in conduction area searches, particularly across district and canton borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for your family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Every canton is mapped to show where each commune lies.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources
  • Identifies important gazetteers and online dictionaries available to researchers

The following contents are found in this volume.

  • Historical Background of Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg Genealogical Resources
  • Catholic Parishes
  • How to Use This Book
  • Census Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration
  • Emigration
  • Archives and Repositories
  • Secondary Collections
  • Genealogical Societies
  • Language
  • Gazetteers
  • Luxembourg Overview Map
    • District Diekirch
    • Canton Clervaux
    • Canton Diekirch
    • Canton Rendange
    • Canton Vianden
    • Canton Wiltz
    • District Grevenmacher
    • Canton Echternach
    • Canton Grevenmacher
    • Canton Remich
    • District Luxembourg
    • Canton Capellen
    • Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
    • Canton Luxembourg
    • Canton Mersch
  • Town Index of Luxembourg
  • The maps in this volume are divided along the administrative boundaries of Luxembourg. Each of the three districts: Diekirch, Grevenmacher, and Luxembourg, are further divided into a total of twelve cantons. Each canton map is then followed by the description of the communes (municipalities) within its boundaries.

    The descriptions of the communes include the names of the population centers (villages, hamlets, mils, etc.). The names of these localities are shown with their French, German, and Luxembourgish names. To the right of the location name is a number in parentheses which is reflected in the accompanying mini map showing its approximate location within the commune borders.

    The surviving church records are shown along with the span of years available for them. The beginning and ending dates are representative of the earliest and latest record. In some instances one type of vital record may be more complete than another. Digital images of the records may be searched at FamilySearch.org. They are also available at Archives Nationales de Luxembourg.

    Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers, by Kevan Hansen, 180 pp; Soft Cover; 2016; ISBN: 9781628590791; Item # FR0660. To order, click on the link or the illustration.

    Following is the list of places found within this volume:

    • Aassel
    • Aasselbur
    • Aasselscheierhaff
    • Abweiler
    • Ahn
    • Aischen
    • Äischen
    • Äischer
    • Allënster
    • Allerborn
    • Allerbur
    • Alrodeschhaff
    • Alscheid
    • Alschënt
    • Altlinster
    • Altrier
    • Altrodeschhof
    • Altwies
    • Altwis
    • Alzeng
    • Alzingen
    • Amber
    • an der Buerg
    • an der Zowaasch
    • Angelduerf
    • Angelsberg
    • Angelsbierg
    • Ansebuerg
    • Ansembourg
    • Ansemburg
    • Antoniushaff
    • Antoniushof
    • Arsdorf
    • Arsdorfermühle
    • Arsdorf‑Moulin
    • Aspelt
    • Assel
    • Asselborn
    • Asselscheuerhof
    • Atert
    • Attert
    • Baaschtenduerf
    • Baastenduerf
    • Bad‑Mondorf
    • Bäerdref
    • Bäereldeng
    • Banzelt
    • Bärel
    • Bartreng
    • Bartringen
    • Basbellain
    • Bascharage
    • Baschelt
    • Baschleiden
    • Bastendorf
    • Bauschelt
    • Bauschleiden
    • Bavigne
    • Beaufort
    • Bech
    • Bech‑Kleinmacher
    • Bech‑Maacher
    • Continue readingMap Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers – Now Shipping”

    Serendipity Day

    *** Free Online Webinars

    *** Do you suffer from MyTreeitis?

    *** Prologue, Publication of NARA

    *** Red-Haired People

    *** British Census Records

    We all like learning, right? And we all like free, right? How about FREE WEBINARS ONLINE? Such wonders are offered several places:

    • FamilySearch Learning Center
    • Legacy Family Tree
    • Southern California Genealogical Society
    • Illinois State Genealogical Society
    • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
    • Utah Genealogical Association

    For more information on these and other free online webinars, check out Gena Philibert-Ortega’s website:  http://blog.geneawebinars.com (GeneaWebinars).

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    Do you suffer from the malady known to genealogists as MyTreeitis?  Ron Tanner came up with this term and Ben Baker provided the definition:  “Mytreeitis is an inflammation common to many genealogists. Symptoms include extreme anxiety over others modifying their extensive genealogical research, possessiveness of ancestors, unwillingness to work in collaborative family trees and disregard for others when removing erroneous persons from their family. This condition usually occurs in more mature adults and is rarely seen in those under 40.”

    Tanner and Baker conclude that “learning to effectively use FamilySearch Family Tree has been shown to be an effective treatment for this affliction.”

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    Prologue

    PROLOGUE is the publication of our National Archives. One can subscribe but better yet, the indexes and many back issues are online to peruse and download for free.  When you Google-click to the website, and then click to Genealogy Notes, you’ll see a 25-item list of topics from American Indians to World War II. Will this give you ancestors’ names? No, of course not. But Prologue will give you marvelous background information on your ancestor’s life and times.

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    “The ScotlandsDNA research team (www.scotlandsdna.com) has launched a project to find out how many people in Scotland carry the gene for red hair. Less than two percent of people worldwide have red hair, but in Scotland the figure is around 13 percent. The team believes that as many as three times that could carry the gene, and has launched a test for members of the public to find out at a cost of 25 pounds.”  (Your Family History, Feb 2013)

    Cyndi Ingle told us that red-haired people are called “gingers.”  I asked “Grandma Google” and found this answer:  A lot of ginger-flavored food has a reddish tint and might be why are redheads called gingers. Consider ginger cake, gingerbread, and ginger snap cookies. All of these foods have a rusty, red color to them.

    ***Did not have a red-hair person pix (my family is NOT Scottish) so I treat you to my red little doxie, Tika.

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    Another article in this same magazine (which I picked up on a freebie table) gave a step-by-step Guide to Census Returns 1841-1911. “You can easily trace your family back ten years at a time with these vital records” and so you surely can. The magazine article gave a family example….. following one family through these ten years.

    Being curious about these British census records, and wondering if the questions asked each decade were much different from the questions asked on our U.S. censuses. FamilySearch to the rescue!  Click to www.familysearch.org, and then to the Wiki and then “English Census” and you’ll have that answer for your reading pleasure….just as I did.

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    Back when insults had class:  “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”  (Winston Churchill)   “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”  (William Faulker, about Ernest Hemingway)  “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”  (Mark Twain)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Old Staten Island Newspapers Now Online

    The following excerpt is from the June 27, 2016 edition of silive.com:

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Those who believe those “Print is Dead” rumors might want to reconsider.

    The oldest Staten Island newspapers, like the Richmond County Advance, are now available at www.NYPL.org/SINewspapers in PDF format. There are more than 250 pages of scanned newspaper articles, going back to the 1890s.

    “We are thrilled that this project brings together forward-thinking community partners like the New York Public Library, Staten Island Museum and the Staten Island Advance,” says Ed Wiseman, executive director of Historic Richmond Town. “Through this partnership you can point, click or swipe through thousands of local news pages from anywhere in the world. And the best thing —this trove of ‘current events’ is now totally searchable.”

    Read the full article.

    The Freedmen’s Bureau Project, Revealing 1.8 Million Names, is Now Complete

    Thom Reed, a project manager for FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, talks about the Freedmen's Bureau Project at a news conference at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, June 19, 2015. FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, partnered with several African-American genealogy organizations on the project and launched discoverfreedmen.org. (LDS Church)
    Thom Reed, a project manager for FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, talks about the Freedmen’s Bureau Project at a news conference at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, June 19, 2015. FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, partnered with several African-American genealogy organizations on the project and launched discoverfreedmen.org. (LDS Church)

    The following teaser is from the June 22 2016 edition of the Deseret News.

    SALT LAKE CITY — A project to index the records of 4 million freed African-American slaves is now completed, almost a year to the day after the project was launched by the LDS Church’s FamilySearch International genealogy service with an announcement June 19 of last year at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

    The Freedmen’s Bureau Project has marshaled the efforts of 18,940 volunteers working coast to coast in the United States and Canada, uncovering the names of nearly 1.8 million of some 4 million pre-Civil War era slaves.

    Nationwide chapters of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture — slated to open later this year — partnered with FamilySearch to undertake the project, which drew upon documents from the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Read the full article.

    Check out the Discover Freedmen website.

    Ancestry Opens New Headquarters in Lehi, Utah

    For many years, Ancestry has operated out of facilities located in Orem, Utah. I’ve visited there many times. This last week they moved into new 35 million dollar buildings in Lehi, just a few miles north of where they were located for so long. The facility is near I-15, and located on 10.5 acres. With over 1000 employees working in Utah alone, and with recent expansions and success, new digs were in order.

    See an article posted in the Deseret News, with photos, for more details.

    Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company's new headquarters in Lehi on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
    Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s new headquarters in Lehi on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

    FamilySearch & ALA’s Digital Public Library Announce Partnership

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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    BOSTON/SALT LAKE CITY— In concert with the American Library Association national conference in Orlando, Florida, this week, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers, family historians, students, and more.

    Family history/genealogy continues to be a popular and growing hobby. And FamilySearch is a leader in the use of technology to digitally preserve the world’s historic records and books of genealogical relevance for easy search and access online. With this new partnership, DPLA will incorporate metadata from FamilySearch.org’s online digital book collection that will make more than 200,000 family history books discoverable through DPLA’s search portal later this year. From DPLA, users will be able to access the free, fully viewable digital books on FamilySearch.org.

    The digitized historical book collection at FamilySearch.org includes genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees. Tens of thousands of new publications are added yearly.

    “We’re excited to see information about FamilySearch’s vast holdings more broadly circulated to those trained to collect, catalog, and distribute useful information. Joint initiatives like this with DPLA help us to further expand access to the rich historic records hidden in libraries and archives worldwide to more curious online patrons,” said David Rencher, FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogy Officer.

    Dan Cohen, Executive Director of DPLA, sees the addition of FamilySearch’s digital book collection as part of DPLA’s ongoing mission to be an essential site for family history researchers: “At DPLA, we aspire to collect and share cultural heritage materials that represent individuals, families, and communities from all walks of life across the country, past and present. The FamilySearch collection and our continued engagement with genealogists and family researchers is critical to help bring the stories represented in these treasured resources to life in powerful and exciting ways.”

    FamilySearch is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records, and collaborating with others who share this vision. Within DPLA, FamilySearch’s book collection will be discoverable alongside over 13 million cultural heritage materials contributed by DPLA’s growing network of over 2,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the country, opening up all new possibilities for discovery for users and researchers worldwide.

    Find more about FamilySearch or search its resources online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about Digital Public Library of America at https://dp.la.

    About FamilySearch
    FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    About the Digital Public Library of America
    The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated more than 13 million items from 2,000 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

    Early Rhode Island Court Records now available online

    The following teaser is from My Backyard News.

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    (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – The Rhode Island Historical Society has launched the digital archive “Colonial Justice: Preserving and Digitizing Early Rhode Island Court Records.” These specific collections were selected by RIHS curators for digitization based on their rarity, as well as their unique documentation of the colonial justice system in Rhode Island.

    From a single online location, users can now access selected 1729-1812 records from the courts of Providence County, Kent County, and what was known as Kings County (now Washington County). The online archive is free and open to the public.

    Read the full article, with links.

    Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

    New Partnership Between the California State Archives & the Google Cultural Institute

    The following is from the California Secretary of State’s website:

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    June 28, 2016: Today Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, and the Google Cultural Institute.

    This partnership will make State Archives exhibits available to a global audience online. The first three exhibits highlight the history of California state parks, the California Secretary of State’s office, and showcases campaign materials created by the nation’s first political consulting firm, Campaigns Inc.

    Click here to view the California State Archives’ exhibits available via the Google Cultural Institute.

    “The historical treasures of the State Archives belong to the people of California, and they should be easily viewable,” Secretary of State Padilla said. “Our partnership with the Google Cultural Institute will allow us to use materials from the State Archives to share stories about the rich history of California. These stories deserve to be shared with the world.”

    “Preserving history, art, and culture is crucial to remembering where we’ve come from and who we are as people. Google is thrilled to partner with Secretary Padilla and the State Archives to bring archive collections onto the Google Arts & Culture platform and make them accessible the world over,” said Mufaddal Ezzy, Google’s California State Manager for Government Relations.

    “State Archives staff has worked diligently to compile and digitize rare photographs, personal correspondence, videos, and other original documents to showcase and share via the Google Cultural Institute. These exhibits allow us to view the colorful history of the Secretary of State’s office, the creation of our state parks, and the campaign work of the nation’s first political consulting firm,” Padilla added.

    As part of this partnership, the State Archives will continue to digitize exhibits for inclusion on the Google Cultural Institute. “This is only the beginning of our partnership with Google. We look forward to sharing more digital exhibits in the months and years to come,” Padilla added.

    About the California State Archives:
    California’s first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive “…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings . . . which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California.” The California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a repository for the state’s permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history.

    About the Google Cultural Institute:
    Since its launch in 2011, the Google Cultural Institute has worked closely with museums, foundations, archives, and others—from Carnegie Hall to the Musee D’Orsay in Paris to the British Museum in London. The Google Cultural Institute now has more than 1,000 partners from over 70 countries making a total of 6 million artworks, photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history accessible to all online and by doing so, preserving it for future generations.

    An Exciting New Meyer Orts- Gazetteer Website is Now Available for Online Your German Research.

    A new Meyers Orts- website is now available to search at http://www.meyersgaz.org/index.aspx. We’ve been using a free site of the imaged German gazetteer at the Ancestry.com for the last several years, and will continue to do so. However, the new site allows things we were not able to do before.

    The user can enter the name of any place found in Meyers Orts- and with one click get the Meyers Orts- entry, with an English translation of critical portions including:

    • what type of place it is,
    • the Kingdom or State,
    • the Regierungsbezirk,
    • where the Bezirksamt (district office) is found,
    • where the Amtsgericht (lower district court) is found,
    • where the Bezirkskommando (district military command) is found,
    • where the Standesamt (civil registration office) is located,
    • and church information.

    The home page includes a map, which when clicked on changes to an historic map from the David Rumsey collection.

    By clicking on the ecclesiastical tab, the user gets a list of churches and the distances (in miles) to them. When I searched for churches near Kriegsfeld (where my ancestor is from), I found that churches within a 20-mile radius are listed, including 13 Jewish congregations! Two hundred-nineteen places are listed (with links) that include churches. The columns are for Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and “Other.”

    Another exciting feature is the social tab. You can enter your email address and surnames of interest for any given place. If someone else is searching the entry for that place and clicks on the social tab, they will see your entry. I added the surname MEITZLER for Kreigsfeld, and DAMM for Albisheim.

    Although the items listed above are extracted in translated form, the site doesn’t attempt to translate the full entry for any given place, so you still need to spend the time to do that. You’ll still need to read gothic German to get all the info found in the entry.

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    Do you need help in reading the full Meyers Orts- entry? Consider purchasing Faye Dearden’s Understanding Meyers Orts – Translating Guide For The Directory Of The Towns And Places Of The German Empire.

    Flash Sale – 20% off select Family Tree Books

    The following books are all on sale at 20% off, through July 5 or while supplies last.

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    The Family Tree Polish, Czech And Slovak Genealogy Guide, How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe; by Lisa A Alzo

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    Trace Your German Roots Online, A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites; by James M Beidler

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    Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website; by Nancy Hendrickson

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    The Family Tree Historical Maps Book, A State-by-State Atlas of US History, 1790-1900; by Allison Dolan

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    The Family Tree Historical Maps Book – Europe, A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s; by Allison Dolan

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    How to Archive Family Photos, A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally; by Denise May Levenick

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    Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org, How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website; by Dana Mccullough

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    From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes; by Gena Philibert-Ortega

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    The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe; by Allison Dolan

    All German Census Records 1816-1916 books are shipped!

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    I’m thrilled to announce that all the German Census Records 1816-1916 have been shipped. All orders placed through June 16 for pre-pub copies, as well as all orders received since that date have gone out – the last shipping this morning. They are shipped by USPS media mail.

    Included in shipments going out yesterday afternoon and this morning were orders received for both the German Census Records volume & Jim Beidler’s new Trace Your German Roots Online received from June 13 on.