Why did they leave?

  There has been much supposition by descendants as to why ancestors leave their homeland and embarked on a new life in a foreign land. Apart from the obvious reasons – unemployment and economic distress, being conscripted into the military, and displacement from war itself, there is also the consideration of Famine. During the  period … More Why did they leave?

A Possible Marriage

Searching through some oblique Ancestory references, I found this: A record of F W Schubert Friedrich Wilhelm Schubert was born on 18 April 1830, in ? – maybe Zullichau, the son of Marie. He was baptized on 2 May 1830. He married Regine Florentine Foost on 21 June 1853 in Gdansk, Pomerania, Poland. I have … More A Possible Marriage

Danish Immigration to the New Worlds – Bronx, Danish settlements in USA

What was the impetus for our forefathers to seek a completely new home on the other side of the world? Perhaps the reasons why our forefathers immigrated to America was also the reason many also travelled to Australia? Some travelled due to  missionaries advocating a new faith, Mormonism in America, and these missionaries spread their … More Danish Immigration to the New Worlds – Bronx, Danish settlements in USA

Going Beyond Ethnicity Estimates in DNA Testing | Legacy Tree

Have you recently had your DNA tested and been either befuddled or overwhelmed by the flood of so called matches? Do you not know what the next step might be in contacting them? What value are they? This article explains the functionality and value of Genetic testing and the next steps to take in genealogical … More Going Beyond Ethnicity Estimates in DNA Testing | Legacy Tree

German Emigration Records

Posted from http://www.genealoger.com/german/ger_emigration_records.htm  Emigration Records Many German emigrants exited through the ports of Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven.  Bremerhaven was the port of Bremen because the Bremen port was full of silt and needed dredging.  Ships could not get into Bremen.  Cuxhaven was the port for Hamburg.  Other German ports were primarily located along the eastern sea … More German Emigration Records