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, [...]

22 Mar 2018

Google Maps and Uncommunicative Records

By |22 Mar 2018|Chicago Genealogy, Maps, Marriage Records, Research Tips, Search Strategies|5 Comments

Today's post is about Google Maps and Uncommunicative Records. I only wish I'd thought of this work-around sooner for place research. I've had a love-hate relationship with turn-of-the-(20th)-century Cook County marriage licenses for years now. [...]

19 Mar 2018

Searching for McFadzean

By |19 Mar 2018|Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides, Scottish Genealogy, Search Strategies, Surnames|0 Comments

In 2010, I started searching for McFadzean ancestors in Ayrshire, Scotland. More specifically, I'm searching for my husband's great-great-grandmother Janet McFadzean Mackie, in Kilbirnie. Her maiden name was spelled McFadden in U.S. records. Initially, when [...]