Posts about finding and using resources for researching in Germany, Prussia, and Austria, and German genealogy organizations and social media.

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 [...]

22 Jun 2017

German Peasant Costumes for Genealogy Research

By |22 Jun 2017|German Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy|0 Comments

German Peasant Costumes - Silesia Tannhausen - Czarnowanz (near Oppeln) – (Courtesy Boston Public Library) Illustrations of German peasant costumes by noted German-American artist Louis Prang can help illuminate your family history [...]

12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies, Unusual Records|16 Comments

Ancestry shaking leaf vs. genealogy brick wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf* is mightier than my ten-year-old Austrian brick wall. Now a leafy branch sprouts in its place [...]

14 Jan 2017

Finding German Place Names at Meyersgaz.org

By |14 Jan 2017|German Genealogy, Maps|2 Comments

Try finding German place names at Meyersgaz.org, which provides maps and translations. Using the essential Meyers Orts German gazetteer just got easier. Meyersgaz.org is a new site for searching the indispensable Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen [...]