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8 Oct 2011

Schumanns of Massow, Pomerania, Prussia

By |8 Oct 2011|Prussian Genealogy, Schumann|0 Comments

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 line from Pomerania. The database Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 (Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898) database [...]

28 Aug 2010

Schumanns in Canada

By |28 Aug 2010|Primary Sources, Schumann|0 Comments

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 was fixated on finding more about the Mysterious Austrian, Gottfried Hann, and the research possibilities in [...]

22 Oct 2017

Place Names Research at FamilySearch

By |22 Oct 2017|Maps|2 Comments

There's a sleek new way to search place names at FamilySearch. It doesn't get simpler than that. What began as a tool called Standard Finder from the FamilySearch Labs back in 2010 has evolved into a simple search interface that delivers lots of information. The new search result [...]

11 Sep 2010

Birth and Baptism of Anna Schumann

By |11 Sep 2010|Genetic Genealogy DNA, Prussian Genealogy, Schumann|2 Comments

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 three siblings, the names of her parents, and more. Before I started the research, the [...]

7 Sep 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Alfrieda Kirschstein Schaaf

By |7 Sep 2010|Cemetery Records, Kirschstein|0 Comments

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, the fourth of four children of Bruno Julius Wilhelm Kirschstein and Anna Friedrike Luise Schumann. [...]

24 Aug 2010

Mary Schumann Gross

By |24 Aug 2010|Cemetery Records, Prussian Genealogy, Schumann|0 Comments

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 four days later. Mary Schumann Gross I do know on 28 Feb 1893, [...]

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