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The Reviews Are In. German Census Records 1816-1916 Gets Raves

UPDATE: Family Roots Publishing is on schedule to ship German Census Records 1816-1916 on June 15 as announced. We might even beat that by a couple days. Final text edits have been made, and layout adjustments are now complete. The soft cover will be ready to print by the 23rd. Dies for the imprinting of the […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Update: May 9, 2016

A variety of small collection updates this week including Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565‐2011, Germany Prussia East Prussia Königsberg Funeral Sermons 1597‐1794, Guam Judicial Land Obituaries and Census Records 1712‐2000, Ontario District Marriage Registers 1801‐1858, and can you believe, Zimbabwe Death notices 1904‐1976! See the table below for other additions this week. COLLECTION – INDEXED […]

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German Census Records 1816-1916 – A Groundbreaking New Genealogy Resource

I need to first make a sincere apology. For years I have been telling people that there were very few German censuses taken – with a small number of exceptions. I didn’t know what I was talking about. I guess I could make the excuse that I didn’t know what I didn’t know, but I […]

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Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 55 – Province Of Silesia lII, RB Oppeln – Now Shipping

We picked up Volume 55 of the German Map Guide series at the bindery today – March 2, 2016. This volume includes a total of 1632 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Silesia, Regierungsbezirk Oppeln. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 53 through 55, which covers […]

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Silesia II German Map Guide Now Shipping

Family Roots Publishing printed and bound the second Silesia volume of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series this last week. This book is volume 54 of the series. The softbound books are now shipping and the hardbound volumes will ship in about a week. This volume covers RB Breslau, while volumes I (in […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for January 4, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: This week showcases sizable additions to collections for Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943, and Italy Udine Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1815 1871-1911, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 and, South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991. Find these and more by following the links below. […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of December 6, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: There were 18 new, free historic record collections added or updated this week at FamilySearch.org. Some highlights include the Australia New South Wales Census 1891, Connecticut District Court Naturalization Indexes 1851-1992, United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 with nearly 15 million new records, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Index Cards to Muster Rolls […]

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Volumes 1 thru 52 of Map Guide to German Parish Registers on Sale for 25% Off!

To celebrate the Christmas Season, Family Roots Publishing Co. is offering all individual soft cover German Map Guide books, Volumes 1 through 52 at 25% off! That makes them just $26.21 per book (reg. $34.95). This sale now runs through Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Note that “sets” of the books are not included in this […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for November 9, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565-2011, United Kingdom World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records 1917- 1920, Spain Province of Barcelona Municipal Records 1387-1986, Italy Forlì-Cesena Forlì Civil Registration (State Archive) 1800-1815 1866-1930, and Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 have large additions this week. To browse these collections and more, […]

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Silesia I – RB Liegnitz – Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Now Shipping

Family Roots Publishing printed and bound the first Silesia volume of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series this week. This book is volume 53 of the series. The softbound books are now shipping and the hardbound volumes will ship by the first of the week. This volume covers RB Liegnitz, while volumes II […]

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All Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes Are Now Back in Print & 15% off thru Sept. 19, 2015

Roger Minert’s invaluable Alphabetical & Reverse German Place Name Indexes slowly began going out of print earlier this year. Family Roots Publishing contracted to update the books, adding new covers, and doing minor editorial work on the books, some of which were over a decade old. The project is now finished and FRPC is making […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections – September 28, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Generous updates for Colombia, France, Honduras, Italy, Spain, and the US (Passport applications, Mississippi and Georgia to note a few)! Many other domestic and international updates like England Warwickshire Parish Registers 1535-1984, Nicaragua Civil Registration 1809-2013, and Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541-1912. See the following full list. COLLECTION – […]

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The Results of WWI & WWII on German-America

I ran across an article posted at the New York Times website titled Whatever Happened to German America? Having German-American ancestry myself, I was drawn to the article, which laid out a case for why the ethnic German communities in America have all but disappeared. Much of the blame was laid on WWI. I concur […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 17, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: A number of FamilySearch additions were made to the Colombia, France, Peru, and Philippines international collections this week including significant numbers of digital images for Colombia Catholic Church Records from 1600 to 2012. Important additions were also made to the Texas and Wisconsin marriage collections. Over 7 million searchable records […]

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German Immigrants in American Church Records & Iowa- Limited Number of Books Available at 15% discount

I was visiting with Roger Minert in his home a while back, and he pointed out that he had a number of copies of his German Immigrants in American Documents books setting on his shelf. He told me that he didn’t need them; and would I be interested in purchasing them? I replied in the […]

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