Posts about using primary sources for genealogy research. Primary sources are created at the time of an event, such as birth, marriage, and death records.

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 [...]

7 Aug 2018

Using Polish Archives for Prussian Research

By |7 Aug 2018|Archives, Genealogy Pilgrimage, Primary Sources, Prussian Genealogy|2 Comments

Using Polish archives for Prussian research in person may seem daunting. But it's a snap when you take a professional genealogist as skilled as Ewa Pękalska with you. As you can see in the video [...]