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Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Historical Manuscripts, NEW Second Edition

Germans have long been a scattered people. Millions of Americans identify their ancestral roots as German. For many, however, their ancestors spoke German but never lived in what constitutes modern Germany. Some “Germans” never even lived is what could be called a German states or territories. From the middle ages on, German-speaking communities have thrived […]

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German Records Research Package at 15% Off With FREE PDF eBook of German Genealogy Research Online & a Family Associations Book – Only $25.42 Through Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reading the German handwriting and gothic script is a challenge for most English-speaking researchers who are delving into their Germanic roots. This package, made up of 4 books by the Deardens and Leland K. Meitzler can go a long way in helping to overcome your German to English deciphering issues. This super-value pack is made […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers Volumes 1 thru 43 – On Sale for 25% Off For 1 Week Only!

For the first time since they began publication of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series a decade ago, Family Roots Publishing Co. is offering all soft cover books, Volumes 1 through 43 at 25% off! That makes them just $26.21 per book (reg. $34.95). This sale ends Wednesday April 16, 2014 at Midnight […]

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100-Year Old Message in a Bottle Found in the Baltic Sea

The following excerpt is from an article by Scott Neuman, posted in the April 8, 2014 edition of npr.org: On a nature hike along Germany’s Baltic Coast in 1913, 20-year-old Richard Platz scrawled a note on a postcard, shoved it into a brown beer bottle, corked it and tossed it into the sea. Where it […]

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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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Province of East Prussia I, RB Allenstein Map Guide to German Parish Registers is Now Shipping

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 46 of the German Map Guide series was just published on March 21 of 2014. This volume includes a total of 2,220 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia, Regierungsbezirk Allenstein. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 46 […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 45 – West Prussia II – Now Shipping

After many months in the making, the Map Guide to German Parish Registers Volume 45 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of West Prussia II, Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder, by Kevan Hansen, is now shipping. All the standing orders shipped over a week ago, and Family Roots Publishing is now shipping to the general public. With the publication […]

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Pomerania: Atlantic Bridge to Germany — Back in Print and Discounted 15% for a Short Time

Many years have passed since North America has seen any of its national boundaries change. Most of the World has proven less stable of recent decades. Even Europe has seen its share of change. World history is wroth with the ebb and flow of political and military boundaries. During the middle ages and on up […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 7.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 7.4 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,140,062 images from the new U.S., Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924, collection; the 900,127 indexed records from the […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Vol. 44 – West Prussia I (RB Danzig)

With last October’s addition of Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Vol. 44 – West Prussia I (RB Danzig), Family Roots Publishing’s incredibly popular Map Guide to German Parish Registers series now stands at 44 Volumes. Each is a wealth of information about localities and history within a given region. These maps serve as […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970, collection, […]

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Understanding Meyers Orts

“All research in Germany depends on locating the birthplace of an ancestor.” At least, that is the opinion of Fay S. Dearden, as I am sure it is with many others. Despite the wide variety of resources available online and through libraries like the Family History Library, the Meyers Orts Gazetteer remains an important resource […]

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Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon

Meyers Orts (for short) is perhaps one of the most well know and famous of all gazetteers. Those searching their German ancestry have no doubt heard of it. Some have said, “Almost all serious German research begins with Meyers Orts.” The Gazetteer, first printed in 1912, covers approximately 210,000 cities, towns, hamlets, and dwelling places […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, […]

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