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25 Mar 2014

Translating Meyers Konversationslexikon – Tuesday’s Tip

Have you used Meyers Konversationslexikon? Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (English title: Meyers Commercial Gazetteer of the German Empire) is an essential resource for German genealogy researchers. Meyers Orts is available in print at libraries and at Ancestry and FamilySearch. But for English-speaking researchers, Meyers Orts can be tricky to use. This historical reference work [...]

5 Aug 2011

Poznan Marriage Project: Follow Friday

Today’s Follow Friday post is about the Poznan Marriage Project, a database of extracted nineteenth marriage records. Headed by Łukasz Bielecki, the Poznan Marriage Project contains 651,594 records from civil, Lutheran, and Catholic parishes within the former Prussian province of Posen, now Poznań, Poland. In addition to the search function available by surname, location, and date, [...]

16 Nov 2010

Standard Finder Place Name Searches

Today's tip is about the inelegantly named "Standard Finder" that's currently in development in the labs at Familysearch.org. Standard Finder Place Name Searches really help for research where the borders changed frequently and place names were changed between different languages. It should help simplify how you do place name search in the Family History Library Catalog by [...]

30 Oct 2010

Baptism of Florentine Mathilde Braun: Surname Saturday

Birth and Baptism of Florentina Mathilde Braun (1814-1891) Today's Surname Saturday post is about one of those good news/bad news genealogy days. Good: there's a baptismal record for my great-great grandmother and she has a twin sister. Bad: the village pastor had handwriting that strongly resembles a chicken [...]