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German Immigrants in American Church Records; Wisconsin, Iowa & Illinois – 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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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors – Second Edition -10% Off Thru July 23

For many, the possibility of a genealogical research trip to the home country of their ancestors is a lifelong dream. You can come up with many excuses not to go, but most can really be summarized as fear. With the new second, revised and updated, edition of Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit […]

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50% Off on All First-Edition German Place Name Indexes – Alphabetical & Reverse

A few weeks ago, Family Roots Publishing received the publication rights to Roger Minert’s excellent German Place Name Indexes. Eight are now in print in new editions from Family Roots Publishing. As of now, the German Place Name Indexes are all out-of-print with the original publisher, and Family Roots Publishing is preparing new editions of […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen – Now Shipping

We just got softbound Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen back from the bindery and are now shipping. This completes the 2-volume series covering Posen (Volumes 51 & 52). Note that the hardbound edition will ship on Monday, July 20. It takes longer […]

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Map Guide to German Parish Registers (Vol. 1-50) at 25% Off Plus FREE eBook Thru July 15, 2015

To celebrate the completed publication of the Posen Map Guide to German Parish Registers, Family Roots Publishing Co. is offering all individual soft cover books, Volumes 1 through 50 at 25% off! That makes them just $26.21 per book (reg. $34.95). This sale has runs through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Note that “sets” of the […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is Going to Germany to Discover His Heritage

The following teaser is from the June 11, 2015 edition of USA Today. CONCORD, N.C. — On Monday, after competing in this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will embark on a treasure hunt. Earnhardt will fly to Germany in hopes of tracing his family’s lineage, which dates to more than three […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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Baden & Wuerttemberg German Map Guides Back in Print

Both the Baden and Wuerttemberg Schwarzwaldkreis German Map Guides went out-of-print a short time ago. I am thrilled to announce that they are both back in print and now shipping at the FRPC website. Following are links to the five volumes covering Baden and Wuerttemberg: Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 2 – Baden […]

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Eight Previously Out-Of-Print German Alphabetical & Reverse Alphabetical Place Name Indexes Now Available!

Family Roots Publishing recently obtained the print rights to a number of important German research guides that I have found extremely helpful over the years. Included are eight of Roger Minert’s German Place Name Indexes – some of which have been out-of-print for some time. To celebrate the publication of these invaluable guides, we are […]

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Posen I – Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Now Shipping

The Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen I, RB Bromberg, by Kevan Hansen was just delivered in soft cover and is now shipping from Family Roots Publishing. This is Volume 51 of the 55-volume German Map Guide series. This volume includes a total of 2,332 places – mostly […]

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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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New “Historic German Newspapers Online”

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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