Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Free City of Hamburg – is now shipping

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After months of intense research and production, Volume 56 of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series is now shipping. The volume is very different from most of the German Map Guides, in that totally different techniques must be used to find your family in the big cities of Germany.

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 56 of the German Map Guide series was published in August of 2016. This volume is made up of the Free City of Hamburg, which includes 184 historic stadtteile, or city sections, found in Hamburg. Information on the nearby port city of Cuxhaven is also included. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, this volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-sixth of a series covering all of Germany. These places are as of about 1870 to 1900. If the city section existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the city section was named well after after those dates, the chances drop. The Free City of Hamburg Map Guide is different than the others, in that totally different techniques are needed to locate in which church your ancestors may have worshipped when doing “big city” research.

The final volumes of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series (Vol. 56 on) will all deal with the large and free cities of the German Empire. The “cities” books will be published as time permits in 2016 and 2017.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Historical Background of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Historical Background of the city of Cuxhaven
  • Rulers of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Overview Map of the Free City of Hamburg
  • Free City of Hamburg Civil Registration
  • Map and Key to Modern Civil Districts
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another
  • Hamburg Early to Modern District Keys
  • Where to Write for Civil Registration Records
  • Map and Key to Modern Stadtteile (City Sections)
  • Finding the Modern District from the Stadtteil
  • 1900 Hamburg Civil District Street Guide
  • Hamburg Parish Registers
  • Lutheran Parishes
  • Minority Religions
  • Hamburg Lutheran Parish Key & Map – 1900
  • Cuxhaven Lutheran Parish Key and Map – 1900
  • Parish Street Index – By Street
  • Parish Street Index – By Church (Reverse Index)
  • Other Genealogical Resources

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 56 –Free City of Hamburg, by Kevan Hansen, 186 pp; Library of Congress Control Number: 2016946281; Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-085-2; Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-086-9
Click on the appropriate link below to order.
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0123)
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0124)

The following historic stadtteil (city sections) are found in this volume.

Achterschlag – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Allermöhe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alsterdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alstertal – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altengamme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altenwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altona – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alt-Rahlstedt/Rahlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Altstadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Alvesen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Appelbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Arensch – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bahrenfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Barmbek-Nord – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Barmbek Süd-West – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Beckedorf, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Berensch, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bergstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Berne – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billhuder Insel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Billwärder an der Bille – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Blankenese – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Boberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bojewiese – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Borgfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Braak – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bramfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Bullenhausen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Canzlershof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Cranz – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Curslack (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Curslack (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Cuxhaven – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Dockenhuden – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Domhorst, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Duvenstadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ehestorf, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eidelstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eilbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eimsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eissendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Eppendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Farmsen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Farmser Zoll – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Finkenwerder (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Finkenwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fischbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Francop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Friesenwerder Moor, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fünfhausen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Fuhlsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Geesthacht – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Glinde, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Borstel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Flottbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Grosshansdorf, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gross Moor, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gudendorf, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Gut Moor – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hamm – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hammerbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Harvestehude – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hasselwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Havighorst, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Heimfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hinschenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hoheluft – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hohenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hoisbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Holte, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Höltigbaum – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Horn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Hummelsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Jenfeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kattwyk – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwerder (Prussia) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwärder-Nord (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kirchwärder-Sud (Hamburg) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Borstel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Flottbek (east half) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Flottbek (west half) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Klein Moor – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Kleiner-Grasbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Krankenhaus (Hospital) Barmbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenbeck – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Langenhorn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lauenbruch – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lemsahl – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lohbrügge – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lohe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lokstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lürade – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Lurup – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Marmstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Meckelfeld, Kreis Harburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Meiendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mellingstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorfleth – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Moorwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mühlenberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Mühlenbeck – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nettelnburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neu Boberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuengamme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neugraben – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuhof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuland – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neumühlen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neu Rahlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neustadt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuwerk – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Neuwiedenthal – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Niendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nienstedten – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Nincop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oberbillwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ochsenwerder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oejendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oevelgönne – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlenburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlsdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ohlstedt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oldenfelde – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Osdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ost Krauel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oststeinbek, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Othmarschen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Ottensen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Overhaken – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Oxstedt, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Peute – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Poppenbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Reitbrook – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rissen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rönneburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Rotheburgsort – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sahlenburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sande – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Georg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Pauli – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
St. Pauli-Nord – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sasel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schleeme – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schmalenbeck, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Schnelsen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Seefeld – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sinstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Spadenland – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Spangen, Landkreis Hadeln – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stapelfeld, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steenkamp – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steilshoop – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinfurt – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Steinwärder – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stollau, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stellingen – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stemwarde, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Stickenbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Struckhold – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Sülldorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Tatenberg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Tonndorf/Tonndorf-Lohe – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Uhlenhorst – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Unterbillwärder (Billbrook) – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Vahrendorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Veddel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Volksdorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Waltershof – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wandsbek – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wellingsbüttel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
West Krauel – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wilhelmsburg – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Willinghusen, Kreis Stormarn – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Winterhude – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wilstorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Wohldorf – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg
Zollenspieker – Stadtteil of the Free City of Hamburg

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 56 – Free City of Hamburg, by Kevan Hansen, 186 pp; Library of Congress Control Number: 2016946281; Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-085-2; Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-62859-086-9

Click on the appropriate link below to order.
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0123)
German Map Guide Volume 56 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0124)

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

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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 all of Silesia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, this volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-fifth of a series covering all of Germany. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

The final volumes of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers series will all deal with large and free cities of the German Empire. The “cities” books will be published as time permits in 2016 and 2017. We are currently compiling a volume on Homburg, which became part of the Bavarian Palatinate (Pfalz) in 1815. The format of the city volumes will be very much like Volume 23 on the City of Berlin.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 55 – Kingdom Of Prussia, Province Of Silesia lII, Regierungsbezirk Oppeln, with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, 212 pp

German Map Guide Volume 55 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0109):

ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-067-8 ISBN-10: 162859067X

German Map Guide Volume 55 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0110):

ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-068-5 ISBN-10: 1628590688

Library of Congress Control Number: 2015950405

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Achthuben
  • Adamowitz
  • Albrechtsdorf
  • Albrechtsthal
  • Alt Berun
  • Alt Budkowitz
  • Alt Chechlau
  • Altdorf
  • Alt Dubensko
  • Altendorf
  • Altenstein
  • Altewalde
  • Alt Gleiwitz
  • Alt Grottkau
  • Althammer
  • Alt Karmunkau
  • Alt Kosel
  • Alt Kuttendorf
  • Alt Patschkau
  • Alt Poppelau
  • Alt Repten
  • Alt Rosenberg
  • Alt Schalkowitz
  • Altstadt
  • Alt Tarnowitz
  • Alt Tschapel
  • Alt Ujest
  • Alt Wiendorf
  • Alt Wilmsdorf
  • Altzülz
  • Amaliengrund
  • Anhalt
  • Annaberg
  • Antonia
  • Antonienhof
  • Antonienhütte
  • Antoschowitz
  • Arnoldsdorf
  • Arnsdorf
  • Auchwitz
  • Autischkau
  • Babinitz
  • Babitz
  • Badewitz
  • Baingow
  • Balzarowitz
  • Bankau
  • Baranowitz
  • Bärenhof
  • Barglowka
  • Barkow
  • Barlowka
  • Basau
  • Baucke
  • Bauerwitz
  • Baumgarten
  • Bauschweitz
  • Bechau
  • Beigwitz
  • Beinkowitz
  • Belk
  • Belkawe
  • Belschnitz
  • Beneschau
  • Berndau
  • Berthelschütz
  • Berun
  • Beuthen
  • Biadacz
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Volumes 1 thru 52 of Map Guide to German Parish Registers on Sale for 25% Off!

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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 sale.

The reduced price promotion does not include the new Silesia volumes, one of which recently came into print, with two more due out in the next month.

Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volumes were principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

The online description of each book includes an index listing every town found in that book. To search across the entire database for any particular German town, Click here, enter the name of the town in the Search Box, click on “Description Only,” and then click Search. Note that many town names can be found in multiple books, as there are often multiple towns by any paricular name.

Each volume of the series does the following:

 

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions. 

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Family Roots Publishing Co. is offering all soft cover volumes of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers, Volumes 1 through 52 at 25% off! That makes them just $26.21 per book (reg. $34.95). This sale ends at midnight PST December 22, 2015.

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

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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 and III will cover Breslau and Oppeln respectively. We’re hoping to have those two volumes in print before Christmas. Over the last decade, I’ve received dozens of calls from folks anxious to get their hands on the Silesia Map Guides. Well, the books are finally coming available. The following is a detailed explanation of what the book is, and how it can help genealogists.

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 53 of the German Map Guide series was published in mid-October of 2015. This volume includes a total of 1588 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Silesia, Regierungsbezirk Liegnitz. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 53 through 55, which covers all of Silesia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-third of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 53 – Kingdom Of Prussia, Province Of Silesia I, Regierungsbezirk Liegnitz, with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, 213 pp

German Map Guide Volume 53 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0105):

ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-063-0 ISBN-10: 1628590637

Library of Congress Control Number: 2015950405

The following places are found in this volume.

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

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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 to get bound.

This volume includes a total of 2479 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen, Regierungsbezirk Posen. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 51 through 52, which covers all of Posen. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-second of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.

The following places are found in this volume.

  • Adamowo
  • Adelnau
  • Adlig Ostrowo
  • Adolfowo
  • Albertoske
  • Albertshof
  • Albrechtshof
  • Alesie
  • Alswede
  • Alt Bialcz
  • Alt Borowko
  • Alt Borui
  • Alt Boyen
  • Alt Bruczkow
  • Alt Chojno
  • Alt Dalabuszki
  • Alt Dombrowo
  • Alt Driebitz
  • Altenhof
  • Alt Galenzewo
  • Alt Golembin
  • Altgorka
  • Alt Görtzig
  • Alt Gostyn
  • Alt Grombkowo
  • Alt Guhle
  • Alt Höfchen
  • Alt Jablonke
  • Alt Jaromierz Hauland
  • Alt Kamienice
  • Altkirch
  • Altkloster
  • Alt Kramzig
  • Alt Kröben
  • Alt Krotoschin
  • Alt Laskon
  • Alt Laube
  • Alt Lauske
  • Alt Lubosch
  • Alt Merine
  • Alt Oborzysk
  • Alt Obra
  • Alt Obra Hauland
  • Alt Puszczykowo
  • Altsee
  • Alt Sielec
  • Alt Tarnowo
  • Alt Tepperbuden
  • Alttomischel
  • Altvorwerk
  • Alt Widzim
  • Alt Zattum
  • Amalienruh
  • Amtskassner
  • Aniolka II
  • Annakolonie
  • Annapol
  • Annenhof
  • Antonin
  • Antonshof
  • Antonswald
  • Attendorf
  • Augustenberg
  • Augustenhof
  • Augustinki
  • Augustowo
  • Baben
  • Babin
  • Babki
  • Baborowka
  • Baborowo
  • Bachorzew
  • Bagrowo
  • Bakerode
  • Bakowitz
  • Baranow
  • Baranowo
  • Barchlin
  • Barcinek
  • Bardo
  • Bargen
  • Barloschen bei Goscieszyn
  • Barloschen bei Wollstein
  • Barroschewitz
  • Bärsdorf
  • Bartoschewitz
  • Bärwalde
  • Baschkow
  • Bauchwitz
  • Bednary
  • Bednary Kolonie
  • Belencin
  • Bellwitz
  • Bendlewo
  • Bendzieszyn
  • Benice
  • Bentschen
  • Berdychow
  • Bergelsdorf
  • Bergfried
  • Bernacice
  • Bestwin
  • Betsche
  • Beyersdorf
  • Biadaszki
  • Biadki
  • Bialenschin
  • Bialenzyce
  • Bialepiontkowo
  • Bialokosch
  • Bialokosch Hauland
  • Bialtsch
  • Bibianki
  • Biechowo
  • Bieczyn
  • Bieganin
  • Bieganin Dorf
  • Bieganin Hauland
  • Bieganowo
  • Bielawy
  • Bielewo
  • Bielsko
  • Biernatki
  • Bierschin
  • Bierzglinek
  • Bierzow
  • Biestadowo
  • Biezdrowo
  • Biezyn
  • Continue reading “Map Guide to German Parish Registers Vol. 52 – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen II, Regierungsbezirk Posen – Now Shipping”

Baden & Wuerttemberg German Map Guides Back in Print

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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 (2nd Edition)

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 5 – Württemberg I – Jagstkreis

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 6 – Württemberg II -Neckarkreis & Hohenzollern Province

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol. 7 – Württemberg III – Schwarzwaldkreis

Map Guide To German Parish Registers Vol 8 – Württemberg IV – Donaukreis

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

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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 towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen, Regierungsbezirk Bromberg. The book also includes a master index to Volumes 51 through 52, which covers all of Posen. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fifty-first of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Click on the link or illustration to order.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • The following places are found in this volume.

  • Abbau Brenkenhof
  • Abdeckerei
  • Ablage Dratzig Schmelze
  • Ablage I
  • Ablage II
  • Ablagenwäterhaus
  • Adlig Brühlsdorf
  • Adlig Gonsawka
  • Adlig Grochowiska
  • Adlig Kobelnica
  • Adlig Kruschin
  • Adlig Neubrück
  • Adlig Szczytniki
  • Adlig Wymyslowo
  • Adolfsdorf
  • Adolphsheim
  • Albertsruh
  • Alden
  • Alexandrowo
  • Alt Flötenau
  • Alt Jägersburg
  • Alt Kokoszki
  • Alt Lachowo
  • Alt Latzig
  • Alt Panigrodz
  • Alt Patschin
  • Alt Theirgarten
  • Alte Mühle
  • Altenburg Gut
  • Altendorf
  • Altgrabia
  • Althof
  • Althütte
  • Altlinden
  • Altraden
  • Altsorge
  • Alyrode
  • Am Kanal
  • Amalienhof
  • Ambach
  • Amberg
  • Amfluss
  • Amsberg
  • Amsee
  • Amt Kruschwitz
  • Amt Schönlanke
  • Amwald
  • Anastazewo
  • Aniela
  • Anielamühle
  • Anielin
  • Annadorf
  • Annowo
  • Ansiedelung Rinkon
  • Antonienhof
  • Antoniewo
  • Arcugowo
  • Argenau
  • Arkusdorf
  • Arndshof
  • Arndtshain
  • Arnoldowo
  • Arnswalde
  • Aschenforth
  • Ascherbude
  • Athanasienhof
  • Auerbachshütte
  • Augustenau
  • Augustowo
  • Augustwalde
  • Bacharcie
  • Bachwitz
  • Bagnabruch
  • Bahnhof
  • Bahnhof Filehne
  • Bahnhof Grossendorf
  • Bahnhof Jesnitersee
  • Bahnhof Kreuz
  • Bahnhof Lopienno
  • Bahnhof Maximilianowo
  • Bahnhof Strehlau
  • Bahnmeisterei Rinkau
  • Balino
  • Balschau
  • Balzweiler
  • Bankwitz
  • Baranowo
  • Bärenbruch
  • Bärenbusch
  • Bartelsee
  • Bartschin
  • Batkowo
  • Baumgart
  • Baumgarten
  • Continue reading “Posen I – Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Now Shipping”

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

Pfalz-Cover-200pwTo 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 books are not included in this sale.

The reduced price promotion does not include Volumes 49 and 50, for Pomerania which are also in print, but just came into publication in the 3 months. However, we are including the FREE PDF eBook download mentioned below.

BONUS PDF eBook Download!

As a bonus, FRPC will throw in a free immediate PDF download of Leland Meitzler’s popular eBook, German Genealogy Research Online – Tips and Links with every book purchased.

Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volumes were principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

The online description of each book includes an index listing every town found in that book. To search across the entire database for any particular German town, Click here, enter the name of the town in the Search Box, click on “Description Only,” and then click Search. Note that many town names can be found in multiple books, as there are often multiple towns by any paricular name.

Each volume of the series does the following:

 

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions. 

Books covering the following old German states are now available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pomerania (2 Volumes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following volumes are not yet in print:

  • Province of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (2 vols.) 
  • Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia (3 vols.) 

Again, Family Roots Publishing Co. is offering all soft cover volumes of the Map Guide to German Parish Registers, 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 at Midnight EST.

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 2-volume Pomerania portion of the series.

The series only has 5 volumes to go! We will be printing 5 more books dealing with the Provinces of Posen, and Silesia in the coming months, with expectations of the series being finished in August of 2015.

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Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 50 of the German Map Guide series was published in February of 2015. This volume includes a total of 2,525 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Pomerania, Regierungsbezirk Stettin and Stralsund, and is 230 pages in the length. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 49 through 50, which covers all of Pomerania. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the fiftieth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor wor
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • The following places are found in this volume.

    Click on the links to order:

    German Map Guide Volume 50 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0099)
    ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-024-1 ISBN-10: 1628590246

    Guide Volume 50 – Hard Cover (Item: FR00100)
    ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-025-8 ISBN-10: 1628590254
    Library of Congress Control Number: 2014950978

    • (Amt Ückermünde)
    • (Eggisiner Anteil)
    • (Mützelburger Anteil)
    • Abdeckerei Rosental
    • Abtshagen
    • Ackerhof
    • Adlig Alt Sarnow
    • Adlig Bartelshagen
    • Adlig Boltenhagen
    • Adlig Millienhagen
    • Adlig Neu Sarnow
    • Adlig Tribsow
    • Adolphshof
    • Agneshof
    • Ahlbeck
    • Ahrendsee
    • Ahrendsee-Rubekow
    • Ahrenshagen
    • Ahrenshoop
    • Akademisch Boltenhagen
    • Akademisch Neuendorf
    • Albertinenhof
    • Albertshof
    • Albrechtsdorf
    • Allodial Boltenhagen
    • Alt Buchholz
    • Alt Damerow
    • Alt Dargsow
    • Alt Falkenberg
    • Alt Fanger
    • Alt Gatschow
    • Alt Grape
    • Alt Güstelitz
    • Alt Kenzlin
    • Alt Kosenow
    • Alt Leese
    • Alt Lendershagen
    • Alt Libbehne
    • Alt Lienken
    • Alt Plestlin
    • Alt Prilipp
    • Alt Reddevitz
    • Alt Regentin
    • Alt Sallenthin
    • Alt Sanitz
    • Alt Sassitz
    • Alt Seehagen
    • Alt Sommersdorf
    • Alt Storkow
    • Alt Süllitz
    • Alt Tellin
    • Alt Tessin
    • Alt Tetterin
    • Alt Tonnin
    • Alt Ungnade
    • Alt Zarrendorf
    • Altdamm
    • Alte Ziegelei
    • Altefähr
    • Altendorf
    • Altenfliess
    • Altenhagen
    • Altenkirchen
    • Altenpleen
    • Altensien
    • Altenwedel
    • Altenwillershagen
    • Altes Kamminer Chausseehaus
    • Althagen
    • Altheide
    • Altkamp
    • Altmühl
    • Altstadt
    • Altwarp
    • Altwigshagen
    • Alvinshof
    • Am Walde
    • Amalienhof
    • Amt Kolbatz
    • Amtswiek
    • Andershof
    • Angerode
    • Anklam
    • Anklamer Fähre
    • Anklamer Hassanteil
    • Anlagen
    • Annenhof
    • Appelshof
    • Ardshagen
    • Arkona-Vitte
    • Armenheide
    • Arndtshain
    • Arnimswalde
    • Arnsberg
    • Ascherdamm
    • Aschersleben
    • Aschersruhe
    • Auerose
    • Augustwalde
    • Ausbau Kühlenhagen
    • Axelshof
    • Baabe
    • Babbin
    • Bahn
    • Bahnhof Bahn
    • Bahnhof Borckenfriede
    • Bahnhof Dennin
    • Bahnhof Ducherow
    • Bahnhof Hoppenwalde
    • Bahnhof Labes
    • Bahnhof Leopoldshagen
    • Continue reading “German Map Guide – Pomerania II, RB Stettin & Stralsund, Shipping This Week”

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

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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 we are are still awaiting delivery from the bindery.

Published by Family Roots Publishing Company, Volume 49 of the German Map Guide series was published in November of 2014. This volume includes a total of 3,284 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Pomerania, Regierungsbezirk Köslin. The book also includes a master index to Volumes 49 through 50, which covers all of Pomerania. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the forty-ninth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • Click here to order Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Pomerania I, Regierungsbezirk Köslin, with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, 230 pp; German Map Guide Volume 49; Soft Cover; ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-022-7; Item #: FR0097; $34.60

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    Those doing research on Pommern ancestors might also be interested in Pomerania Atlantic Bridge to Germany. FRPC is making it available for 10% off through December 24, 2014 (just $24.26). It’s a great companion volume to set next to FPRC’s new Pomerania German Map Guides.

    The following places are found in this volume.

  • Aalbeck
  • Aalkaten
  • Aba
  • Abbau  Hölle
  • Abbau  Luggewiese
  • Abbau  Lupowske
  • Abbau  Retzin
  • Abbau  Schimmerwitz
  • Abbau  Schwerinsthal-Buchhorst
  • Abbau  Ziegelei
  • Abdeckerei
  • Abtshagen
  • Achteklitz
  • Ackerhof
  • Adlig  Bauerhufen
  • Adlig  Bornhagen
  • Adlig  Bütow
  • Adlig  Damerkow
  • Adlig  Draheim
  • Adlig  Freest
  • Adlig  Gross  Tuchen
  • Adlig  Heinrichsdorf
  • Adlig  Klein  Möllen
  • Adlig  Kublitz
  • Adlig  Mellin
  • Adlig  Rose
  • Adlig  Sassenburg
  • Adlig  Suckow
  • Adlig  Wusseken
  • Adlig  Zamborst
  • Adolfshof
  • Adolphsruh
  • Agathonshof
  • Albertinenbruch
  • Albertinenhof
  • Albertswalde
  • Alexanderhof
  • Alt  Banzin
  • Alt  Bärbaum
  • Alt  Belz
  • Alt  Bewersdorf
  • Alt  Bork
  • Alt  Buckow
  • Alt  Damerow
  • Alt  Draheim
  • Alte  Dampfmühle
  • Altemühle
  • Alte  Mühle
  • Altenhagen
  • Altenwalde
  • Alter  Bahnhof
  • Alter  Krug
  • Alter  Sandkrug
  • Alte  Schäferei
  • Alte  Schneidemühle
  • Altes  Forsthaus
  • Alte  Walkmühle
  • Alte  Ziegelei
  • Alt  Fliesshof
  • Alt  Friedrichswalde
  • Alt  Griebnitz
  • Alt  Gutzmerow
  • Althammer
  • Althof
  • Althütte
  • Alt  Hütten
  • Alt  Järshagen
  • Alt  Jassonka
  • Alt  Johannishof
  • Alt  Jugelow
  • Alt  Kleehof
  • Alt  Kolziglow
  • Alt  Koprieben
  • Alt  Körtnitz
  • Alt  Krakow
  • Alt  Kuddezow
  • Alt  Kugelwitz
  • Alt  Liepenfier
  • Alt  Lissow
  • Alt  Lükfitz
  • Alt  Marrin
  • Altmühl
  • Altmühl  bei  Grünewald
  • Altmühl  bei  Pielburg
  • Altmühle
  • Alt  Paalow
  • Alt  Priebkow
  • Alt  Quetzin
  • Alt  Ristow
  • Alt  Ritzerow
  • Alt Sanskow
  • Altschäferei
  • Alt  Schidlitz
  • Alt  Schlage
  • Alt  Schlawe
  • Alt  Springe
  • Altstadt
  • Alt  Strand
  • Alt  Stüdnitz
  • Alt  Tramm
  • Alt  Valm
  • Alt  Vargow
  • Alt  Warschow
  • Alt  Werder
  • Alt  Wilhelmshof
  • Alt  Wuhrow
  • Alt  Wustrow
  • Alt  Zowen
  • Alwinenhof
  • Amalienhof
  • Ameisenkrug
  • Amerika
  • Am  Jamunder  See
  • Am  Kantzenberg
  • Am  Moor
  • Am  Ostseestrande
  • Amt  Bauerhufen
  • Amt  Bornhagen
  • Amt  Klein  Möllen
  • Amt  Neuenhagen
  • Amt  Todenhagen
  • Ankerholz
  • Ankrow
  • Annaberg
  • Annaburg
  • Annenhof
  • Antonienettenhof
  • Antonienhof
  • Antonshof
  • Antonswalde
  • Arnhausen
  • Arnsberg
  • Arnshagen
  • Aschenkaten
  • Auenfelde
  • Auf  dem  Auger
  • Auf  den  Bergen
  • Augenweide
  • Augustenfelde
  • Augustenhof
  • Augustenthal
  • Augustfelde
  • Augusthof
  • Augusthöhe
  • Augustin
  • Augustthal
  • Augustwald
  • Augustwalde
  • Aulage
  • Ausbau  an  der Rummelsburger Chaussee
  • Ausbau  Brandmoor
  • Ausbau  Brückenkrug
  • Ausbau  Buschkowi
  • Ausbau  Gipp
  • Ausbau  Pinnow
  • Ausbau  Popiel
  • Aussicht
  • Babidoll
  • Babilonken
  • Babin
  • Babylon
  • Bachkaten
  • Bäck
  • Badelhörne
  • Bahlberg
  • Bahnhof  Alt  Körnitz
  • Bahnhof  Arnshagen
  • Bahnhof  Balster  Süd
  • Continue reading “Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Province of Pomerania I – RB Köslin – Now Shipping in Soft Cover”

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

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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 Roots Publishing Company, Volume 48 of the German Map Guide series was published in July of 2014. This volume includes a total of 3,019 places – mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia, Regierungsbezirk Gumbinnen. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 46 through 48, which covers all of East Prussia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the forty-seventh of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volumes of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • German Map Guide Volume 48 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0095):

    ISBN-13: 978-1-62859-020-3 ISBN-10: 1-62859-02-03

    Library of Congress Control Number: 2013956480

    The following places are found in this volume.

  • Abdeckerei
  • Ablenken
  • Abracken
  • Abrahamsruh
  • Abschermeningken
  • Abscherningken
  • Abschrey
  • Abschruten
  • Absteinen
  • Ackelningken
  • Ackmenischken
  • Ackminge
  • Ackmonienen
  • Ackmonischken
  • Adamischken
  • Adamsfelde
  • Adamsheide
  • Adamsruhe
  • Adlersfelde
  • Adomischken
  • Adomlauken
  • Ahlgarten
  • Albertshof
  • Albrecht
  • Albrechtau
  • Albrechtshöfen
  • Albrechtsthal
  • Alex
  • Alexandrinn
  • Alexen
  • Alexkehmen
  • Alischken
  • Alk
  • Alleckneiten
  • Alloningken
  • Almenhausen
  • Alt Ballupönen
  • Alt Bodschwingken
  • Alt Bogdahnen
  • Alt Budupönen
  • Alt Buttkischken
  • Alt Buttkuhnen
  • Alt Dekinten
  • Alt Eggleningken
  • Alt Eichhorn
  • Alt Eszergallen
  • Alt Friedrichsgarben
  • Alt Ginnischken
  • Alt Grünwalde
  • Alt Gudehlen
  • Alt Gurren
  • Alt Inse
  • Alt Jägerischken
  • Alt Karzewischken
  • Alt Kattenau
  • Alt Kermuschienen
  • Alt Krauleidszen
  • Alt Kriplauken
  • Alt Lappienen
  • Alt Lappönen
  • Alt Lenkutschen
  • Alt Lubönen
  • Alt Maygunischken
  • Alt Moritzlauken
  • Alt Parungaln
  • Alt Perlswalde
  • Alt Ragaischen
  • Alt Rugeln
  • Alt Sauskoyen
  • Alt Schäcken
  • Alt Schemeiten
  • Alt Seckenburg
  • Alt Sellen
  • Alt Skardupönen
  • Alt Stonupönen
  • Alt Stremehnen
  • Alt Stumbrakehmen
  • Alt Thalau
  • Alt Uszblenken
  • Alt Weynothen
  • Alt Wingeruppen
  • Alt Wischteggen
  • Alt Wusterwitz
  • Altenbude
  • Altes Vorwerk
  • Althof
  • Altona
  • Altweide
  • Alxnupönen
  • Amalienau
  • Amalienhof
  • Amalienruh
  • Amberg
  • Ambrasgirren
  • Ambraskehmen
  • Amerika
  • Amwalde
  • An der Kurve
  • An der Ulpesch
  • An Rokaiten
  • An Wolfsberg
  • Anderskehmen
  • Andreashof
  • Andreischken
  • Angerapp
  • Angerau
  • Angerburg
  • Angerhof
  • Anmemel
  • Anmuth
  • Annaberg
  • Annahof
  • Annuschen
  • Anstippen
  • Antagminehlen
  • Antagminnen
  • Antanischken
  • Antanlauken
  • Antargen
  • Antballen
  • Antbrakupönen
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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 saying goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” During the last three decades Patty and I have lived and owned property in Washington State, Utah, and South Dakota. For nearly seven years we weren’t sure where we lived, as a motor coach was home and it kept moving every few days. We seriously considered moving to Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Missouri – the first for the history, Tennessee and Missouri for their central United States location and the country music roots (mixing business with pleasure).

Patty and I are moving back home. They say you can never go home again, and sure enough, we can’t get the 50-acre farm back. But we can come close. We are moving back to Orting, Washington. That’s where our roots are. We started Heritage Quest there, and in fact, we are moving Family Roots Publishing back into the Heritage Quest Press building on Bridge Street in Orting. Dale, Tara and the grandchildren are going with us. The first truckload of household goods rolls Tuesday morning and we plan to be fully moved by mid-August – possibly much sooner. We haven’t been residents of Washington State for exactly 20 years, although we did own property there until 2000. We’re really looking forward to getting home, where we still have family and friends today.

So – not only are two full households moving back to Orting, But we are moving the entire Family Roots Publishing operation to western Washington also. It’s about an 850-900 mile move, dependent on which pass we take over the Cascade range. The major hurdle to be overcome in the move is the weight issue of transporting tens of thousands of books. Books are heavy, and there is a limit on how much weight we can move per load. To alleviate some of that weight, starting today, we are running Internet with Credit Card Only sales on books in stock so we won’t have to haul quite as much.

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

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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 Königsberg. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 46 through 48, which covers all of East Prussia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the forty-seventh of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volume of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • To purchase the Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia II, Regierungsbezirk Königsberg, with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, 3,812 pp, Click on one of the links below.

    German Map Guide Volume 47 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0093):

    German Map Guide Volume 47 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0094):

    The following places are found in this volume.

  • Abbarten
  • Abdeckerei
  • Abelischken
  • Abellienen
  • Abken
  • Abrahamsheide
  • Abschruten
  • Abschwangen
  • Absintkeim
  • Achthuben
  • Achtmorgen
  • Ackerau
  • Adamsheide
  • Adamshof
  • Adamswalde
  • Adolfschlieben
  • Adolfswalde
  • Adolphshof
  • Aftinten
  • Agilla
  • Aglohnen
  • Agnesenhof
  • Agonken
  • Agstein
  • Ahrau
  • Albehnen
  • Albeneck
  • Albenlauk
  • Albenort
  • Albertinhausen
  • Albertshof
  • Albrechtsdorf
  • Albrechtshausen
  • Albrechtsheide
  • Albrechtshof
  • Albrechtswalde
  • Alemannia
  • Alexen
  • Alexwangen
  • Alk
  • Alkehnen
  • Alken
  • Alknicken
  • Alleinen
  • Allenau
  • Allenberg
  • Allenburg
  • Allenburgshausen
  • Allendorfshof
  • Almenhausen
  • Alsenschlösschen
  • Alsnienen
  • Alsseiken
  • Alt Bolitten
  • Alt Christburg
  • Alt Dollstädt
  • Alt Domharthenen
  • Alt Garschen
  • Alt Gertlauken
  • Alt Götzendorf
  • Alt Heidendorf
  • Alt Heidlauken
  • Alt Ilischken
  • Alt Jäglack
  • Alt Katzkeim
  • Alt Kelken
  • Alt Kirschnabeck
  • Alt Kolbnicken
  • Alt Krönau
  • Alt Kupzau
  • Alt Kussfeld
  • Alt Legden
  • Alt Löbkoyen
  • Alt Löwenthal
  • Alt Menzels
  • Alt Münsterberg
  • Alt Neuhäuser
  • Alt Passarge
  • Alt Pustlauken
  • Alt Rinderort
  • Alt Rosenthal
  • Alt Sadlucken
  • Alt Schwalge
  • Alt Sollau
  • Alt Sternberg
  • Alt Sussemilken
  • Alt Teschen
  • Alt Wehlau
  • Alte Windmühle
  • Altenberg
  • Altendorf
  • Altenfelde
  • Altenweg
  • Altes Pfarrwitwenhaus
  • Althagel
  • Althof
  • Altkirch
  • Altsitt
  • Altstadt
  • Altstädtische Graswiese
  • Altstädtischer  Ziegelheim
  • Altwalde
  • Am Fort
  • Amalienau
  • Amalienberg
  • Amalienhof
  • Amalienwalde
  • Amma
  • Amtsziegelei
  • Andres
  • Anduln
  • Angarben
  • Angelika
  • Anger
  • Angnitten
  • Ankendorf
  • Anker
  • Ankern
  • Ankrehnen
  • Annafeld
  • Annahöhe
  • Annawalde
  • Annchenthal
  • Annenhof
  • Ant‑Alexen
  • Anticken
  • Antonienhof
  • Arbeitsdank
  • Ardappen
  • Arissau
  • Arklitten
  • Armuth
  • Arnau
  • Arndtshof
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Update on Progress of the German Map Guide Series

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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 a total of 46 volumes. Volumes 47 and 48 (East Prussia II & III) are in progress and we expect to have both of them shipping before the end of May.

With East Prussia behind us, we will only have three of the old German states to publish books for:

  • Pomerania (Pommern) – 2 volumes
  • Posen – 3 volumes
  • Silesia (Schlesien) – 4 volumes

Besides the above volumes, we plan to produce a couple books dealing with research in the “Free Cities,” laid out much as we did the volume on Brandenburg’s Berlin.

So I think we finally have a pretty solid number as to how many books the series will be when complete, and that looks like 59 – up a total of 19 books from the projected 40 volumes in 2004. At that time, we really didn’t fully understand what we were getting into. We now expect to have the series finished in the spring of 2015.

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

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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 through 48, which covers all of East Prussia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church – and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the forty-fifth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Each volume of the series does the following:

  • Identifies the parish where an ancestor worshipped based on where they lived.
  • Gives the FHL microfilm number for the family’s parish records.
  • Identifies nearly every city, town, and place that included residents.
  • Visually identifies church parishes for Lutherans & Catholics in each district.
  • Identifies adjoining parishes in case an ancestor attended an alternate parish.
  • Aids in area searches, particularly across district or regional borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for a family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Aids in determining reasonable distances of travel from one area to another.
  • Identifies population centers in each parish.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Aids in identification of the location of minority religions.
  • To purchase the Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of East Prussia I, Regierungsbezirk Allenstein, with full index of included towns, by Kevan Hansen, 197 pp, Click on one of the links below.

    German Map Guide Volume 46 – Soft Cover (Item #FR0091):

    German Map Guide Volume 46 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0092):

    The following places are found in this volume.

  • Abdeckerei
  • Abstich
  • Achodden
  • Adamsgut
  • Adamsheide
  • Adamshof
  • Adamsverdruss
  • Adlersbude
  • Adlershorst
  • Adlig Kessel
  • Afrika
  • Albertshof
  • Albinshof
  • Albrechtau
  • Alexandrowen
  • Alfredshof
  • Allendorf
  • Allenstein
  • Allmoyen
  • Alt Allenstein
  • Alt Antonowen
  • Alt Bagnowen
  • Alt Borowen
  • Alt Czayken
  • Alt Czymochen
  • Altes Vorwerk
  • Altfelde
  • Alt Gehland
  • Alt Gisöwen
  • Alt Glodowen
  • Alt Görlitz
  • Althof
  • Althütte
  • Alt Jablonken
  • Alt Jucha
  • Alt Kaletka
  • Alt Kelbonken
  • Alt Keykuth
  • Alt Kockendorf
  • Alt Krzywen
  • Alt Lustig
  • Alt Märtinsdorf
  • Alt Muntowen
  • Alt Ogrodtken
  • Alt Ramuck
  • Alt Rudowken
  • Alt Schöneberg
  • Altstadt
  • Alt Suchoross
  • Alt Ukta
  • Alt Vierzighuben
  • Alt Wartenburg
  • Alt Werder
  • Amalienhof
  • Amalienruh
  • Amerika
  • Am Niskesee
  • Andreaswalde
  • Anhaltsberg
  • Annaberg
  • Annafelde
  • Annahof
  • Annenhof
  • Annenhorst
  • Annussewen
  • Antonienhof
  • Antonowen
  • Arbeiterwohnhaus
  • Arme
  • Arnau
  • Arthurshof
  • Arys
  • Atkamp
  • Auerswalde
  • Augarshof
  • Augusthof
  • Augusthoff
  • Augustthal
  • Augustwalde
  • Australien
  • Aweyden
  • Baarwiese
  • Babanten
  • Babienten
  • Babrosten
  • Bagensken
  • Baginsken
  • Bagnowenwolka
  • Bagnower Wald
  • Bahnhof
  • Baitkowen
  • Balden
  • Baldenofen
  • Ballamutowen
  • Ballau
  • Baller
  • Ballingen
  • Balzen
  • Bansen
  • Barannen
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