I've been working on my Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia. It certainly helps knowing all those German ancestors I heard about are actually Prussian! I've had some success lately with the Schumanns, my great-grandmother's [...]
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Today's Surname Saturday post is about finding my Prussian Schumanns in Canada. I've been tracing my great-great uncle, Friedrich August Wilhelm (Fred) Schumann. I'll admit that when I was planning my Midwestern research trip, I [...]
Place Names Research at FamilySearch makes geographic research easier. What began as a tool called Standard Finder from the FamilySearch Labs back in 2010 has evolved. Now available at www.familysearch.org/research/places, this resource has a simple search interface [...]
Today's post is about the anatomy of a mistake in my genealogy tree. So this week, I figured out a mistake I made in my tree. And while it’s human nature to blog about [...]
Today's Surname Saturday is finding the birth and baptism of Anna Schumann, my great-grandmother, from Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia. The same wonderful roll of microfilmed parish registers had the names, birth and baptism dates of her [...]
This Tombstone Tuesday: Alfrieda Kirschstein Schaaf, my great-aunt (or grand-aunt if you want to be technical.) Alfrieda Charlotte Anna Elizabeth Kirschstein Schaaf was my grandmother’s baby sister, born in Chicago on 26 Nov 1894, [...]
Today's Tombstone Tuesday is Mary SCHUMANN GROSS, my great-great aunt. Marie Auguste Wilhelmine (Mary) was born on 21 May 1863 in Freienwalde, Kr. Saatzig, RB Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia. She was baptized in the same parish [...]