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22 Jul 2011

Searching for Bruno Kirschstein

By |22 Jul 2011|German Genealogy, Kirschstein, Prussian Genealogy, Search Strategies|12 Comments

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 [...]

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, [...]

20 Jul 2010

Birth and Baptism of Bruno Kirschstein

By |20 Jul 2010|Church Records, German Genealogy, Kirschstein, Prussian Genealogy|2 Comments

Today a brick wall crumbled when I found the birth and baptism of Bruno Kirschstein, my great-grandfather, in the Lutheran parish church records of Rawitsch, Posen, Prussia. With this record, I also found the names [...]

20 Sep 2018

Finding Prussian Ancestors in Rawitsch

By |20 Sep 2018|Church Records, Genealogy Pilgrimage, Immigration Records, Prussian Genealogy|4 Comments

Today's (long) post is about finding Prussian ancestors in Rawitsch. This trip to Poland is the sixth of eight ancestral trips to the villages of my great-grandparents.  Of all the provinces we visited on our [...]

4 Apr 2018

Birth and Baptism of Anna Schumann

By |4 Apr 2018|Genetic Genealogy DNA, Prussian Genealogy, Schumann|6 Comments

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, [...]

2 Mar 2018

Three Tips for Organizing Genealogy Research Files

By |2 Mar 2018|Family Photos & Records, Organizing Genealogy Research, Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 Feb 2018

Kahns Tea Store 1909 Calendar Plate

By |8 Feb 2018|Chicago Genealogy, Family Photos & Records, Treasure Chest Thursday|2 Comments

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 [...]

26 Oct 2017

Translating German Genealogy Records

By |26 Oct 2017|German Genealogy, Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides, Translation|5 Comments

Today's post is about a system I've put together when translating German genealogy records to English. Lots has been written about resources to help you translate, but very little about the actual process of [...]

28 Apr 2016

Visiting Prussia for the Time-Traveling Genealogy Blog Party

By |28 Apr 2016|Genealogy Blog Party, Kirschstein, Prussian Genealogy|10 Comments

Visiting Prussia for the Time-Traveling Genealogy Blog Party is my entry in the latest blog party. Courtesy of Elizabeth O'Neal, here's this party's theme. You and The Doctor (of Doctor Who fame [who of course is [...]

4 Nov 2014

Request Free FamilySearch Scans (Now Discontinued)

By |4 Nov 2014|Primary Sources, Research Tips, Search Strategies|2 Comments

UPDATE: The Family History Library has announced: "Online requests for photo duplication services of microfilm and books are no longer available." Click the link above for more information from FamilySearch. _____________________ Did you know [...]