Today's post is about finding the birth and baptism of Anna Schumann, my great-grandmother, from Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia. The names, birth and baptism dates of her three siblings, the names of her parents, and more, [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
From my presentation at RootsTech 2018, here are Three Tips for Organizing Genealogy Research Files. Genealogists create lots of digital files in the course of their research. Some are downloads, some are scans of [...]
Kartenmeister.com for Prussian genealogy is an indispensable tool. The brainchild of Uwe-Karsten Krickhahn, Kartenmeister.com contains nearly 102,705 locations east of the Oder and Neisse rivers, based on the borders of the eastern provinces in the spring of [...]
My first Surname Saturday post is about searching for Bruno Kirschstein, my great-grandfather. My KIRSCHSTEIN line should be easy and it isn’t. Since the search has taken me down many paths, I thought I'd explore some [...]
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 [...]
This Treasure Chest Thursday post is about a Kahns Tea Store 1909 calendar plate, from the Chicago coffee and tea store owned by Carl Wilhelm August Kahns, my mother’s step-grandfather. For years, the calendar [...]
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, [...]
I just found more Kirschsteins. But now that I have a whole new line to follow, the local LDS library will be closed for the month of August. Things never progress as fast as [...]