Posts about translation and translating records for family research from German, Swedish, Norwegian, and other European languages to English for genealogy

12 Jun 2019

Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania

By |12 Jun 2019|Church Records, Death Records, Prussian Genealogy, Schumann, Translation|3 Comments

My translation of the death record of Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania. Anna is my 4G-grandmother on my maternal grandmother's side. She was born 6 Jun 1762, probably in Freienwalde, which is now [...]

29 May 2019

Chicago German-Language Newspaper Obituaries

By |29 May 2019|Chicago Genealogy, German Genealogy, Hann, Obituaries, Translation|4 Comments

These Chicago German-Language Newspaper Obituaries helped me break through my Austrian genealogy brick wall. Searching for an Austrian Birthplace Churchyard at the Ladis Catholic Church. Regular readers know how elusive Gottfried Hann, [...]

17 Jan 2019

Finding My Prussian 5G-Grandparents at SLIG 2019

By |17 Jan 2019|Prussian Genealogy, Translation|2 Comments

Finding my Prussian 5G-Grandparents at SLIG 2019 caused a huge happy dance.  The SLIG 2019 German class taught me how to translate entries in a key German resource: the 219-volume Deutsches Geschlechterbuch, (more commonly known [...]