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Kick-Ass Genealogy @kickassgenes (Follow Friday)

Kick-Ass Genealogy – How to do family history your relatives will read. That’s the headline of the Katrina McQuarrie’s Blog and she is doing a great job – I love reading her posts …

About her:

Katrina McQuarrie is a Gen Y genealogist who believes in making genealogy more accessible to non-nerds and young people. If you want to get free articles on how to improve your mad genealogy skillz, come and get it.

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Hermann & Mary Olding (Tombstone Tuesday)

Hermann H. & Mary G. Olding
*1858 – +1906 | *1858 – +1937

Hermann und Margaretha Olding sind Auswanderer aus Liener, Lindern, Deutschland und Gründer der Olding-Familien in Kentucky, USA.

Henry and Mary Olding are emigrants from Liener, Lindern, Germany and founder of the Olding families in Kentucky, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Tag Cloud by Tagul

Tagul – georgeous tag clouds … so steht es auf der Website von Tagul.

Ok, eine Tag-Cloud, also eine Wolke mit Begriffen die auf der eigene Website vorkommen ist nun nicht so wahnsinnige Neuigkeit – aber das Layout und die Funktionalität sind doch schon nett …

Also, gleich mal ausprobiert und so sieht meine Cloud aus :) Mir gefällt es …

http://tagul.com/

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Tagul – georgeous tag clouds …
Thats the way they call theier website.

Ok, a tag cloud is nothing really new for bloggers – but the guys from Tagul got some nice ideas with funktions and design. I liked it and tried out …

What did you think about this cloud? :)

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What was your best Genealogy Moment during 2009?

Randy Seaver asked, Thomas MacEntee answered and now it is my time to tell you what was my best Genealogy Moment during 2009?

I think the best thing in 2009 was the story how I discovered the Olding relatives in Kentucky, USA.
It started when I researched all the Olding from the church-books of Liener, Lindern, Germany – I joined all the pieces together and used further sources to complete the search. The chronicle of Liener showed me that there where three brother who immigrated to the US around 1880 and the years after that …

Would be great to find them! I started a search with some other helpers and found some census records in Covington, Kentucky, USA and made a match. I found these emigrants …
After some additional research I found a findagrave.com site with pictures of headstones from the descendants of the emigrants. I made connection to the owner of this site – and, YES! I found Jack Olding – the cousin 3rd grade of my mother-in-law.
With Jack, I have found a really hugh bunch of Oldings in USA.

A really great adventure :)

All my blog posts about the Olding‘s!
My regards to Jack and the rest of the Olding family in Kentucky!

Nowak / Novak (Surname Saturday)

Nowak, ja eigentlich ein recht gewöhnlicher Name, wenn da nicht mein Großvater gewesen wäre, der eigentlich nur als der Erzeuger gedient hat …

Das eine oder andere über die Nowak/Novak habe ich ja bereits in meinem Blog geschrieben. Und wirklich viel Wissen habe ich auch nicht über den Namen an sich ~ ausser:

  • Nowa(c)k (ostd-slaw) = Neumann
  • Neumann (dd.) Naumann (md.) Niedermann (ndd.): der neu Zugezogene

Allerdings ist die Linie der Nowaks sowohl in die Zukunft, als auch in die Vergangenheit eine sehr interessante. Erwin Nowak ging in die USA, heiratete noch zweimal, hatte weitere Kinder und lebte dort bis zu seinem Tod.
Auch die Vorfahren führen mich in eine Region in der ich bisher wenig geforscht habe, oder auch nur Daten sammeln konnte. Die Nowak werden mir dann wohl noch einige spannende Stunden bieten …

Eine kleine Zusammenfassung der Nowak-Bedeutung gibt es dann noch in meinem “Namenslexikon” in deutsch

The Genealogy Guys (Follow Friday)

You speak english? You are genealogy addicted? You want to hear about new genealogy stuff? – You are predestined to get an sub on the Genealogy Guys Podcast!

The Genealogy Guys are George G. Morgan and Drew Smith and are the first who published a genealogy podcast. The Genealogy Guys are on air since september 2005! Last week I got my first copy of the podcast and enjoyed it on my iPhone … This podcast is a good way to hear the latest news of genealogy and relax by the way …

The Genealogy Guys
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A sneak preview of episode 192 …

  1. Ancestry.com has released enhanced digital images of the U.S. federal censuses.
  2. The Library of Michigan crisis continues with a smaller budget, effectively coming out of the collection development budget, and an anticipated 20% budget cut in 2010-2011.
  3. The national Archives (TNA) of the UK has unveiled a new look and new address for its online educational services athttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education. There are more materials there, plus podcasts and booking access to videoconferences and virtual classes.
  4. The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has uploaded the Ulster Street Directories (1819-1900) athttp://www.proni.gov.uk.
  5. The Irish Family History Foundation has released parish and statutory records transcriptions for County Londonderry at http://derry.brsgenealogy.com.
  6. Ancestral Atlas has released a collection of Irish Townland Maps at http://www.ancestralatlas.com.

Frohes Neues Jahr / Happy New Year

Das alte Jahr ist gegangen und hat einige Neuigkeiten gebracht, viele Stunden der Genealogie, tolle und traurige Ereignisse liegen hinter uns.
Genealogie-Jahresrückblick 2009

Ich wünsche allen Lesern meines Genealogie Tagebuch ein Frohes Neues Jahr 2010, auf das wir wieder tolle Dinge gemeinsam erleben …

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The old year is gone – it held some news, many great hours of genealogy, great and sad events for us!
Genealogy review 2009

I wish all my readers of Genealogy Diary a Happy New Year 2010
I hope we have a great 2010 and could enjoy many great thing together …

2/4 (Wordless Wednesday)

Zwei meiner vier liebsten Mädels
Ma. Marianne und Eve meine Tochter

Two of my beloved four girls
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Familie Kracke (Tombstone Tuesday)

Familiengrabstelle in Bungerhof, Delmenhorst der Familie Kracke
Familygrave in Bungerhof, Delmenhorst, Germany – the family Kracke

Fritz Kracke
* 26.07.1920 + 09.06.1940 in Frankreich

Wilh. Kracke, geb. Mühlenhraz
*13.11.1871 + 17.11.1936

Fritz Kracke
27.09.1897 + 07.10.1984

Hermine Kracke, geb. Meyer
*19.01.1900 + 23.07.1989 Read the rest of this entry »

Drei Kracke (Wordless Wednesday)

Christina, Eve und Timo Kracke Read the rest of this entry »