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Ernest Thode’s German-English Genealogical Dictionary

The German-English Genealogical Dictionary, by Ernest Thode, has been around for years. I’ve gone through more than one since I got my first in the 1990s. The book is designed for the family researcher who has little or no knowledge of German, but who nevertheless needs to make a translation of German-language documents. The dictionary […]

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German-Language Newspaper #Genealogy Research Bundle – 20% Off through Tuesday, Mar 31

After spending a few hours searching online German newspapers, I’ve decided that Family Roots Publishing will run a 20% off special on a bundle of the brand new Historic German Newspapers Online – with a copy of the ever-popular German-English Genealogical Dictionary. Both books are written by my friend, Ernest Thode. The bundle of two […]

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New “Historic German Newspapers Online” – On Sale for 15% Off Thru Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I spent much of the day searching, translating and printing items from online German newspapers and books. Up until now, I had no idea that so much was available! I’ve been using GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com for my research for years, but honestly, I had no clue as to the wealth of historic German-language materials available […]

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FREE German #Genealogy Resources at FamilySearch.org

When the United States population census was taken in 2010, about 49 million Americans identified themselves as having German ancestry. 308.7 million people were identified in that census, making those claiming German ancestry nearly 16% of the whole. That makes for a lot of folks doing German genealogy research. I spend a good portion of […]

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To Celebrate the Publication of Vol. 50 of the German Map Guides, Vol 1-48 are on sale for 25% Off!

To celebrate the publication of the 50th volume of the German Map Guide Series, Family Roots Publishing Co. is again offering all individual soft cover books, Volumes 1 through 48 at 25% off! That makes them just $26.21 per book (reg. $34.95). This sale runs through Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Note that “sets” of the […]

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German Map Guide – Pomerania II, RB Stettin & Stralsund, Shipping This Week

Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Pomerania II, Regierungsbezirk Stettin and Regierungsbezirk Stralsund, by Kevan Hansen, was printed last week and is now at the bindery. FRPC will be shipping the soft-back editions on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The hard-back books will ship one week later. This finishes the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 37.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 37.9 million indexed records and images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,405,544 indexed records and 1,244,622 images from the US, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 801,893 images from the Belgium, Limburg, Civil […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Province of Pomerania I – RB Köslin – Now Shipping in Soft Cover

Over the last several days, FRPC has shipped the soft cover edition of Map Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Prussia – Province of Pomerania I – Regierungsbezirk Köslin to all our accounts that have standing orders. We are now releasing it to the public. The hardback library edition will be shipping soon, but […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Millions of German Civil Vital Records to Their Website

Ancestry.com posted several million indexed digitized civil register records this last week. The registers are from a number of areas of Germany – and include not only civil vital records registers, but residence registrations, recruitment records, emigration and family registers. There are even a few parish register transcripts. Doing a quick search for the surname […]

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The German Society of Pennsylvania Celebrates 250 Years

The following teaser is from an article written by Franziska Holzschuh, and posted in the October 14, 2014 edition of philly.com: The Uleckinger family’s journey from Germany to Philadelphia ended in catastrophe. Father Jacob and three of his children died on a ship called the Charming Molly as it crossed the Atlantic in 1773, and […]

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Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores

Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores is a scholarly book, full of details and amassed facts in an effort to explain the mass migrations from the war torn Rhine Valley in the early 1700s.  The Palatines were driven from their homes, into the British Empire, by circumstance […]

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Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for Finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover

I got the following news release this morning. It seems that Teresa Steinkamp McMillin has produced a guide to help researchers with ancestry from the former German Kingdom of Hanover. There are many military records dating from 1514 through 1866 available to researchers, all found on 130 rolls of microfilm at the Family History Library. […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia III – Now in Print and Shipping

Family Roots Publishing just printed the latest German Map Guide – this one being volume 48 of the series, and the final volume of those printed for East Prussia. Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia III, Regierungsbezirk Gumbinnen is made up of 229 pages. Published by Family […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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We’re Going Home… Back to Orting, Washington

Many times during the last thirty years, while I’ve been involved in genealogy-related businesses, I have made the statement that I could do what I do for a living almost any place, as long as it was within the United States of America. Why would I say that? Well, most likely because as the old […]

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