Murphy’s Law – even with documents

Sometimes, I think that Murphy is out to fool me 🙂 I am hosting the #genchatDE, the German version of #genchat. And we had the topic of "helping hands", meaning that the attendees just came with their questions, brick walls, dead ends and the community would jump in and try to help. I am not … Continue reading Murphy’s Law – even with documents

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?

My first experiences as an active gravehunter

Whenever I find the time I open billiongraves.com and help to transcribe the headstones. I am more active on other crowdsourcing projects but whenever I need a break of "awful ancient" handwriting, I turn to this one. For those of you who are not familiar with billiongraves.com there is also a request board where you … Continue reading My first experiences as an active gravehunter