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22 Oct 2013

Mapping 1890 German Ancestry is Tuesday’s Tip

Natives of the Germanic Nations from the 1890 Census Today's post is about mapping 1890 German ancestry in the U.S. There are more Americans of German extraction living in this country today than any other ethnicity. At least seven million German natives emigrated to the United States between 1800 [...]

18 May 2013

Direct Me NYC 1940 – Find Your Elusive NYC Family Member

  Courtesy NYPL Direct Me NYC 1940 marries the 1940 census with the digitized phone books of all five boroughs of New York City. The user unites the two sets of data with the help of Steve Morse’s One-Step site. If you’re still struggling to find elusive NYC family members, [...]

26 May 2012

Finding Hans Loe

Finding Hans Loe, my Norwegian great-grandfather, is very satisfying, especially in light of my floundering beginning efforts and not knowing enough about Norwegian records. Is there anything more satisfying that figuring out primary source records in another language? I don't think so! And Norway may be the exception to the rule that [...]