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14 Jan 2017

Finding German Place Names at Meyersgaz.org

By |14 Jan 2017|digital collections, German Research, German translation|2 Comments

Using the essential Meyers Orts German gazetteer just got easier. Try finding German place names at Meyersgaz.org, which provides maps and translations. Meyersgaz.org is a new site for searching the indispensable Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyers-Orts for short). As FamilySearch notes, This gazetteer of the German Empire is [...]

28 Apr 2016

Visiting Prussia for the Time-Traveling Genealogy Blog Party

By |28 Apr 2016|church records, genealogy, German Research, German translation, primary sources, Prussia|8 Comments

Courtesy of Elizabeth O'Neal at LittleBytesofLife, my entry is Visiting Prussia for the Time-Traveling Genealogy Blog Party Here's this party's theme: You and The Doctor (of Doctor Who fame [who of course is David Tennant – hubba hubba]) have just finished saving the Earth from nasty, alien monsters. As your reward, The Doctor has offered [...]

9 Mar 2016

Translating Hamburg Passenger List Categories

By |9 Mar 2016|databases, genealogy, German Research, German translation, immigration records, primary sources, Prussia|Comments Off on Translating Hamburg Passenger List Categories

Is your German a little rusty or perhaps even non-existent, but you are using that great resource database, the Hamburger Passagierlisten, 1850-1934? Knowing and translating Hamburg Passenger List Categories before you search can be very helpful. Search both the departure lists in from Hamburg, as well as the arrival lists in New York [...]

21 Jul 2015

Finding Missing German Marriage Records

By |21 Jul 2015|FamilySearch.org, genealogy, German Research, German translation|3 Comments

Today's post is about finding missing German marriage records. I've been reading German parish records pretty steadily for five years now, and encountered my share of records that take a lot of finding and translating. But until today, I'd never encountered a marriage record in the "comments" section of another marriage [...]