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Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

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 [...]

17 Jan 2019

Finding My Prussian 5G-Grandparents at SLIG 2019

By |17 Jan 2019|Prussian Genealogy, Translation|2 Comments

Finding my Prussian 5G-Grandparents at SLIG 2019 caused a huge happy dance.  The SLIG 2019 German class taught me how to translate entries in a key German resource: the 219-volume Deutsches Geschlechterbuch, (more commonly known [...]

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. My trip to Poland to discover German-speaking Prussian ancestors is the sixth of eight ancestral trips to the villages of my great-grandparents. (Read Part [...]

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, Schumann, Treasure Chest Thursday|2 Comments

The Kahns Tea Store 1909 calendar plate is my Treasure Chest Thursday post. My mother’s step-grandfather owned this Chicago coffee and tea store. For years, the calendar plate nestled with dozens of other antique [...]

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. Much has been written about resources to help you translate, but very little about the actual process of [...]