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
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
The source for the following, very informative article is Your Genetic Genealogist in regard to questions on the validity of Scandinavian DNa in those with English genealogical ancestry.
I recently had my DNA tested and am currently navigating this scientific world of the New Age. I am not going to advocate a particular company but I can advocate doing your research about which one is best. Do not necessarily go with the cheap option or the one you have a family tree subscription … More Detecting Genetic Markers
Today I searched the Danish archives online and found birth, death, marriage and confirmation information for my Schubert family. The confirmation records were particularly invaluable as they tell you where the family was living at the time. For your information: At this site https://www.sa.dk/brug-arkivet/ao/arkivalieronline you can search through the databases, police records, and historical censuses … More Danish records you can search online
My great great Grandmother Dorothea Marie Gammelmark, was working as a servant in Holstebro for a wagon maker, in the town,when the apprentice, (whom I think was the master’s son) got the single servant girl pregnant with a little girl, named Juliane Christensen, and named her father as Christen Torning. The Torning or Thorning family … More I found Juliane – to a point
As I have had no success with finding a birth record anywhere, I have resorted to checking the births and potential parents information which will hopefully help me to place the potential parents and or identify illegitimate births or household members. It is a tedious task however I should be able to eliminate incorrect individual … More Eliminating the wrong F W Schubert
Many immigrants set sail for America to find a better life particularly in the second half of the nineteenth century when industrialization meant a farming/ tradeseman existence was impossible unless you had a larger farm. Did F W Schubert take a Trans-Atlantic trip before heading to Denmark? In 1853, F W Schubert would have been … More Voyage to America?
Guest Post: German Names…and More German Names by Esther · October 10, 2016 As with many aspects of German genealogy, naming customs varied between the first wave of immigration to America (which lasted until the Revolutionary War) and the second wave (from 1800 to the First World War). From the point at which church records begin (usually … More Article on Naming traditions in Germany
Near Wroclaw, there is a town called Bolkow, with a wonderful medieval castle, partly in ruins, but with a connection to a Schubert family. Is this relevant to my Schubert ancestor? It is the right area, but is that enough? Possibly but possibly not…. But then I read the towns history: Originally, Bolków was a … More Bolkow?