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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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Province of East Prussia II, RB Königsberg Map Guide to German Parish Registers is Now Shipping

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 47 of the German Map Guide series was just published on May 19 of 2014. All the volumes which were on standing order have now shipped. This volume includes a total of 3,812 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia, Regierungsbezirk […]

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Update on Progress of the German Map Guide Series

From time to time I get calls from folks who would like to know more about the current state of Family Roots Publishing’s Map Guide to German Parish Registers series of research guides. As of today, this is how the project stands: We’ve been at the publication of this series for a decade now, producing […]

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Interesting Comments and Observations about the Hitler Surname

In the Yesteryear column of the guardian.co.uk is found an interesting column made up of comments about the surname Hitler. Following are just a couple as a teaser. Keep in mind that these are just comments, some lacking in veracity. Was Hitler a common family name before 1945? What did Hitlers change their names to […]

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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 Thursday, May 15, 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 Thru May 15, 2014

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 Thursday, May 15, 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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