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A lot to discover in Genealogy-Germany

Did you know that there is a lot to discover in good old Germany? Many US citizens have german ancestry and need to research in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany).

There is much to know if you are trying to research in Germany. The primary sources are church books with many, many secondary sources next to the church books. Following is an overview of some online resources to start your research before you come over and visit the country of your ancestors …

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How to Use Evernote for Genealogical Research

Evernote ist ein wirklich tolles Tool, dass ich bereits einige Zeit für Kleinigkeiten im Einsatz habe. Vor kurzem habe ich einen interessanten Artikel im englisch-sprachigem Blog von Evernote.com über den Einsatz von Evernote für Genealogie gelesen.

Sehr interessanter Ansatz für eine gute, kostenlose Software.


Viel Spaß beim lesen …

Peter & Anna Novak, USA || A success story

What a great story!
In June 2007 I started my first research on the branch of Erwin Nowak, my biological grandfather. I don’t know much about him, but I collected my first hints from my grandmother Hilde, the city of Delmenhorst and later his sister Gabi.

Erwin has two more children, wich are born in the US. Peter and Anna Novak. I want to find them … Read the rest of this entry »

What I do || A Mac Genealogist

Thomas MacEntee of geneabloggers.com started with a new meme – a nice idea and so I will participate with him and a couple of other geneabloggers too.

officeI’ve started a new meme today and I’m hoping the genealogy blogging community will pick it up since I feel the knowledge that it can impart and share with the community is important.

The meme: called What I Do and you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby.

Why is this important?  Very often – especially if you work at home like me – we operate in a vacuum.  We have no idea what other people are using unless they mention it in an email or a blog post.  Or we have to ask for a recommendation.

So take a look.  Copy and use the list below if you want to participate at your blog.  Use the words “What I Do” in the post title and I’ll list it here:

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Tigger! (Wordless Wednesday)

My daughter Eve – Carnival 2010 – Ganderkesee
Meine Tochter Eve – Fasching 2010 – Ganderkesee

Hochzeit Gottwald & Schneider (1937) (Wordless Wednesday)

Hochzeit – Gertrud Gottwald & Bernhard Schneider

hinten, v.l.n.r.
NN, Paul Elsner, NN, Martha Elsner, NN, Elisabeth Schäfer, Theo Conziora, Lenchen Gottwald, NN, Lenchen Berger, ? Thienel, NN, Hedwig Gottwald, ? Thienel, Maria Kordon, Karl Gottwald, NN, Josef Schneider, Maria Bönisch und August Bönisch

Brautleute v.l.n.r.
August & Maria Schneider, Gertrud & Bernhard Schneider und Berta & Karl Gottwald

davor v.l.n.r.
Angela Bönisch, Norbert & Heinz Elsner, NN

Genealogy Gems Podcast (Follow Friday)

Last time I recommended you my first ever listened genealogy podcast from the Genealogy Guys – it was a pleasure to listen and I watched out for more genealogy in my ears :)

Today I would like to recommend you Genealogy Gems Podcast from Lisa Louise Cooke. I already listened to three episodes and it was lot of fun! Lisa has a nice style to talk about genealogy and her laugh bings me a smile of my face …

About Lisa:

Lisa Louise Cooke has been passionate about family history since she was a little girl sitting at her grandmother’s knee looking at old family scrapbooks.  It’s a dream come true to have turned that passion into a career.

She is the producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an audio and video genealogy show available in iTunes.

In addition, Lisa hosts the monthly Family Tree Magazine Podcast and videocasts for Family History Expos.

She is a national genealogy speaker, and author of the book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies as well as the Genealogy Gems News Blog.

Lisa has been happily married to her husband Bill for over two decades and is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters.

Source: http://www.genealogygems.tv/Pages/About.htm

Genealogy Gems Podcast

The current issue is no. 79 and is a live podcast from the FamilyHistory Expo in Mesa, AZ.

From Lisa’s Blog:

It was such a treat for us to take The Genealogy Gems Podcast on the road this last weekend to the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona.  Recording from my studio is enjoyable and comfy, but can’t compare with doing the show in front of a live audience!  What a blast!  And it’s available for listening now!

Of course I had some terrific guests lined up for Episode 79 who lit up the stage.  (Above Gena Philibert Ortega of Gena’s Genealogy Blog.)  Gena inspired the audience to venture into the world of Genealogy Blogs by explaining what they are, how to find them, and how to subscribe.  She even treated them to a photos posted moments before she took the stage which certainly conveyed the immediacy of blogging.

Then Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers delivered loads of fun and blogger beads…

Anna Louise Novak (Wordless Wednesday)

Anna Louise Novak about 1965 / um 1965

Ich suche immer noch nach Anna und ihrem Bruder Peter.
Sie sind da, irgendwo in den USA!
I still searching for Anna and her brother Peter.
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Three years of genealogy blogging!

Today – three years ago I published my first genealogy blog-entry!

Willkommen zurück zur Ahnenforschung … (Welcome back to genealogy …)

Three years of interesting genealogy research, adventures, nice connections, many new people and relatives :) A great time … Until january 2007 I have postet 132 articles with 31.645 words and it still makes fun communicating with other genealogy addicteds!

Hope you stay with me :)

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Drei Jahre Ahnenforschungs Blog (Tagebuch)

Heute vor drei Jahren habe ich meinen ersten Eintrag im Genealogie-Tagebuch geschrieben!

Willkommen zurück zur Ahnenforschung …

Drei Jahre voller interessanter Ahnenforschung, Abenteuern, tollen Kontakten, viele neue Leute und Verwandte :) Eine tolle Zeit … Seit Januar 2007 habe ich 132 Einträge mit 31645 Wörtern geschrieben und es macht immer noch Spaß mit anderen Ahnenforschung-Süchtigen zu kommunizieren!

Ich hoffe ihr bleibt mir treu :)

About FamilyTreeMagazine

Why buy a magazine?
I know for a long time that there is a magazine called FamilyTreeMagazine – but why buy this when I have all of these interesting online sources for free?!

Anyway – I gave it a try … Read the rest of this entry »