Looking for emigrants from the Rhineland?

Are you looking for your ancestors emigrating from the Rhineland area in the 19th century? If yes, I have a great find for you. The state archive Northrhine-Westphalia has published an index of emigrants from that area. The index contains data from the following places: District councils of Aachen, Düsseldorf and Cologne police headquarters of … Continue reading Looking for emigrants from the Rhineland?

Looking for churches in Germany and German speaking areas online?

I just found a great crowdsourcing project via the blog of the Archives of the Protestant Churches in the Rhineland.   http://blog.archiv.ekir.de/ The project is called  "Kirchen im Web" - translated "churches online" and is a collection of online presences of churches in German speaking areas: catholic, protestants and others. - Find the project here: http://kirchen-im-web.de/ Unfortunately, the site is available … Continue reading Looking for churches in Germany and German speaking areas online?

Cleaning up my family tree – my most favourite report

On a regular basis it is time to clean up my family tree. And I don't know about yours but mine has gotten way too big to keep the overview of all the details for every person. But what do have we software solutions for these days? I use ancestry and its software Family Tree Maker 2012 … Continue reading Cleaning up my family tree – my most favourite report

classical example how NOT to use Social Media

The joy of social media You know what I like about Social Media in general and twitter in particular? The speed with which topics pop up and get a momentum. Sometimes you can watch how a hashtag gets trending in your twitter feed within minutes and how it builds up power within hours. This happened … Continue reading classical example how NOT to use Social Media