Posts Tagged: German

Learning about German Genealogical Research

While attending the Monday (7 Aug 2017) evening meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,  I announced that the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society would be holding a FREE seminar on German genealogical research on Saturday, 9 Sep 2017, at the Independence (Ohio) Civic Center. I mentioned that the presenter was a representative the Palatines to

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Now Online: Meyer’s German Gazetteer

Meyer’s German Gazetteer, long an important tool for geographical research, is now online, indexed and fully searchable! That’s good news, but here is even more good news: While original book is in German, this interface is translated into English. If you are seeking a geographical place in the old German Empire (1871-1918), check out this

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August Scheppelmann: His Two Arrivals in New York

On 11 Aug 1922, August Scheppelmann, grandfather of my wife, Mary Jane Van Court Huskonen,  arrived in New York on the SS George Washington. The passenger manifest provides some important details: August’s home address was simply RFD Linesville, PA. He was a U.S. citizen by naturalization, which took place in District Court [Federal] Pittsburg [sic]

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Ancestry Announces 2015 Product and Content Lineup at Rootstech

Ancestry <http://home.ancestry.com/> has rolled out innovations and new collections in time for the 2015 Rootstech Conference <https://rootstech.org/?lang=eng> in Salt Lake City. Here is the official company announcement: (PROVO, Utah) – February 11, 2015– Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, is ushering in the next generation of family history, with the debut of an updated story-centric website,

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How-to-Do-It Info Posted in Blog from Ancestry.com

I have been subscribed for some time to the Ancestry.com Blog, but I must admit that I haven’t studied the content in any detail. Going forward, I will be paying more attention to the content, because it is really valuable. For example, in the 17 Oct 2013 posting, the blog provides a discussion of The

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WRHS Schedules All-Day German Seminar for Sept 14

I’m looking forward to attending the seminar, “Researching German Ancestors,” scheduled at the Western Reserve Historical Society for Saturday, Sept 14, 2013. The event is being hosted by the WRHS Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of the Society. It will be presented by Warren Bittner, CG, at WRHS History Center at 10825 East Boulevard, in University

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The German Research Companion

I have acquired a useful book on genealogical research for my personal library: The German Research Companion, by Shirley J. Reimer, Roger P. Minert, and Jennifer A. Anderson. This third edition, published by Lorelei Press, contains 706 pages, and includes basic and advanced material about doing research on German ancestors both in the United States

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