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23 Jan 2018

Population of Sweden 1860-1930 Database

By |23 Jan 2018|Digital Collections, Search Strategies, Swedish Genealogy|0 Comments

I searched ArkivDigital's Population of Sweden 1860-1930 database recently. Here's what I found. I'd let my ArkivDigital subscription lapse a while ago. But who can resist a free day at a great resource like [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 Dec 2017

A Literal Treasure Chest Thursday

By |28 Dec 2017|Family Photos & Records, Primary Sources, Treasure Chest Thursday|2 Comments

Today is a literal Treasure Chest Thursday, as I sort through the family papers and photographs my mother bequeathed me. But first I want to thank the readers and Facebook friends who reached out [...]

10 Nov 2016

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert 2016

By |10 Nov 2016|Digital Collections, Primary Sources, Swedish Genealogy|0 Comments

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert On Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13, 2014, ArkivDigital  is providing free access to everyone who wants to try out ArkivDigital All-in-One. New users and users with Base subscription [...]

31 Aug 2016

Finding Norwegian Ancestors in Eiker

By |31 Aug 2016|Genealogy Pilgrimage, Heritage Travel, Norwegian Genealogy|4 Comments

Finding Norwegian ancestors in Eiker, Buskerud, was the other half of my summer adventure in Norway. (The first half of my ancestral trip was to my great-grandmother's farm in Ringebu, Norway.) My paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Jens Nielsen, was [...]