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24 Sep 2018

Finding More Prussian Ancestors in Rawitsch

By |24 Sep 2018|Church Records, Genealogy Pilgrimage, Heritage Travel, Prussian Genealogy|0 Comments

Finding more Prussian ancestors in Rawitsch was on the agenda in the afternoon. Read part 1 of this ancestral visit here.  So far, I've found over 200 German-speaking ancestors who lived in Rawitsch. Beginning [...]

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. (Read Part Two of my visit to Rawitsch [...]

26 Jun 2017

Place Research Tool for Genealogy Research

By |26 Jun 2017|Databases, Maps, Research Tips|2 Comments

Place Research Tool for genealogy research is the new way to search the huge database of geographical information at FamilySearch. Place Research Tool helps you find standardized information for place names with links to GPS-generated maps, variant [...]

31 Aug 2016

Finding Norwegian Ancestors in Eiker

By |31 Aug 2016|Genealogy Pilgrimage, Heritage Travel, Norwegian Genealogy|4 Comments

Finding Norwegian ancestors in Eiker, Buskerud, was the other half of my summer adventure in Norway. (The first half of my ancestral trip was to my great-grandmother's farm in Ringebu, Norway.) My paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Jens Nielsen, was [...]

30 Jul 2016

Finding Norwegian Ancestors in Ringebu

By |30 Jul 2016|Genealogy Pilgrimage, Heritage Travel, Norwegian Genealogy|20 Comments

This is the Ringebu Stavkirke in Oppland, Norway, where my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Synnøve Eriksdatter Lunde, was buried on 9 May 1733. At least 48 76 of my ancestors (and more to find) were baptized, married, or buried from [...]

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 [...]

25 Mar 2014

Translating Meyers Konversations-lexikon – Tuesday’s Tip

By |25 Mar 2014|German Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy, Translation|1 Comment

Translating Meyers Konversations-lexikon is a snap thanks to this new site. Have you used Meyers Konversations-lexikon? The gazetteer Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (English title: Meyers Commercial Gazetteer of the German Empire) is [...]

5 Aug 2011

Follow Friday: Poznan Marriage Project

By |5 Aug 2011|Marriage Records, Prussian Genealogy|2 Comments

Follow Friday: Poznan Marriage Project is one of my favorite new sites. Essential for Prussian genealogy, the Poznan Project is a database of extracted nineteenth-century marriage records from Posen, Prussia, nowoznań, Poland. Headed by Łukasz Bielecki, [...]

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 [...]