Posts about surnames for genealogy research, including finding surname societies, variant spellings of surnames, and other resources.

31 Dec 2020

Swedish New Year’s Eve in 1925 Chicago

By |31 Dec 2020|Chicago Genealogy, Holidays, Larsson, Swedish Genealogy|2 Comments

This Swedish New Year's Eve in 1925 Chicago happened 95 years ago tonight when my Swedish and Swedish-American relatives (and neighbors?) gathered together. How I wish I knew all the names of these relatives! But [...]

17 Jun 2020

Solving a German Sibling Brick Wall in Chicago

By |17 Jun 2020|Prussian Genealogy, Schumann, Search Strategies|14 Comments

Today I'm sharing a post about solving a German sibling brick wall in Chicago. Breaking through this brick wall with Chicago records makes it extra satisfying. Anna and Her Sister Elise Sail to America [...]

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