Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

29 May 2019

Chicago German-Language Newspaper Obituaries

By |29 May 2019|Chicago Genealogy, German Genealogy, Hann, Obituaries, Translation|4 Comments

These Chicago German-Language Newspaper Obituaries helped me break through my Austrian genealogy brick wall. Searching for an Austrian Birthplace Churchyard at the Ladis Catholic Church. Regular readers know how elusive Gottfried Hann, [...]

22 Mar 2011

Chicago Genealogy: Chicago German-Language Newspapers

By |22 Mar 2011|Chicago Genealogy, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Newspapers|0 Comments

Chicago Genealogy: Chicago German-Language Newspapers are an invaluable source for German genealogical research in Chicago. Gottfried Hann's obituary I've been working on the list of research resources for finding German ancestors in [...]

17 Jun 2020

Solving a German Sibling Brick Wall in Chicago

By |17 Jun 2020|Prussian Genealogy, Schumann, Search Strategies|14 Comments

Today I'm sharing a post about solving a German sibling brick wall in Chicago. Breaking through this brick wall with Chicago records makes it extra satisfying. Anna and Her Sister Elise Sail to America [...]

24 Mar 2011

Chicago Genealogy: German-American Archives

By |24 Mar 2011|Archives, Chicago Genealogy, German Genealogy|1 Comment

Chicago Genealogy: German-American Archives contains links to resources for German-American ancestors in Chicago. For links to other Chicago German-American resources, click here. For links to all other Chicago resources, click here. [...]

23 Mar 2011

Chicago Genealogy: German-American Church Records and Cemeteries

By |23 Mar 2011|Cemetery Records, Chicago Genealogy, Church Records, German Genealogy|1 Comment

Chicago Genealogy: German-American Church Records and Cemeteries For a list of other posts on Chicago German-American genealogy resources, click here. For links to other Chicago resources, click here. 1. Major Christian German-American Denominations Your research [...]

19 Aug 2014

Google News Archive for German Newspapers

By |19 Aug 2014|Genealogy, Newspapers, Obituaries, Translation|0 Comments

Today's guest post is about using the Google News Archive for German newspapers. German-language newspapers published in the U.S. can be important sources for obituaries and other information on German immigrant ancestors. My Germanic Genealogy teacher, Carolyn [...]

12 Jun 2011

Researching Your Chicago Ancestors From Afar

By |12 Jun 2011|Chicago Genealogy, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Norwegian Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy, Scottish Genealogy, Swedish Genealogy|1 Comment

Researching Your Chicago Ancestors from Afar is today's post. I've presented at Jamboree and other conferences on Chicago research, so I decided to gather the links to the Chicago genealogy research resources I've compiled [...]

8 Apr 2011

Chicago Genealogy: Norwegian-American Resources

By |8 Apr 2011|Chicago Genealogy, Norwegian Genealogy|4 Comments

Continuing my series of posts on Chicago genealogy research, here's Chicago Genealogy – Norwegian-American Resources continues. For a list of other posts on Chicago genealogy resources, click here. 1. Internet Lists Norway Mailing List The venerable [...]

4 Apr 2011

Chicago Genealogy: Jewish Chicago Resources

By |4 Apr 2011|Archives, Chicago Genealogy, Newspapers|0 Comments

Chicago Genealogy – Jewish Chicago Resources continues my series of posts on Chicago genealogy research. Some of the other pages I’ve put up for Polish resources and German resources may also be useful. For links to other Chicago [...]

3 Apr 2011

Chicago Genealogy: Polish-American Resources

By |3 Apr 2011|Archives, Chicago Genealogy, Newspapers|0 Comments

Chicago Genealogy: Polish-American Resources is today's post. Given the border changes over time, also consider links to German-American resources for Chicago. For links to other ethnic Chicago resources, click here. Please note: This list [...]

5 Mar 2011

Chicago Genealogy Resources

By |5 Mar 2011|African American Genealogy, Chicago Genealogy, Digital Collections, German Genealogy, Immigration Records, Norwegian Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy, Scottish Genealogy, Swedish Genealogy|1 Comment

Chicago Genealogy Resources include links to digital collections and primary sources, organized by ethnicity, to find your Chicago ancestors and relatives. Chicago’s success as a vibrant city owes much to the incredible number of [...]

13 Jul 2010

Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument in Chicago

By |13 Jul 2010|Cemetery Records, Chicago Genealogy, Tombstone Tuesday|0 Comments

The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument was erected at German Waldheim Cemetery in 1893. This impressive monument memorializes the labor activists executed in 1887 by the State of Illinois for the Haymarket Affair three years before. The inscription on the [...]

12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies, Unusual Records|16 Comments

Ancestry shaking leaf vs. genealogy brick wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf* is mightier than my ten-year-old Austrian brick wall. Now a leafy branch sprouts in its place [...]

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