You might try the new feature they're developing at FamilyLabs called "Standard Finder." It gives the standard for place names as well as alternatives over the years as borders changed. It's been really helpful to me in…"
More than 300,000 new "alien files" have been released by NARA and are located at the Kansas City regional facility. The National Archives states, "A-Filesare a rich source of biographical information in that theycontain relatively modern immigration documents, all in one file. Sincethe early 20th century the United States collected increasing amountsof information from immigrants and A-Files from mid-century hold awealth of data, including visas, photographs, applications,…See More
"I also really like The German Card published by the Sacramento German Genealogical Society. $5 and it's easy to work with at a microfilm reader.
But I also will confess that I hired a translator…"
"This is my g-g-grandfather who emigrated when he was 50 years old to Chicago. I think he worked as a laborer the rest of his life. I have a lot of the immigrant generation who come straight off of farms in Europe to Chicago - it must have been a…"
"Ackerbürger (Ackerbuerger) : farmer in a town who has all the rights of a citizen (therefore this term was never used in villages). This seems to be a very specialized and antiquated term; I've seen "farming citizen" and…"
"Have you tried looking for naturalization papers, marguerite?
Speaking of which, I just discovered the naturalization "first papers" for 500,000 people in the Midwest are still extant and being indexed. When I went to the Circuit Court in…"
"Donna, I haven't encountered any Danes yet in my tree, but I'm sure if I work back far enough, the Norwegians and Swedes must have started from there?
Have you tried this link?
"Michael, Thank you for the links - especially the one to the Pomeranian Genealogical Society. That's the part of Germany my research is headed to next.
In the meantime, I've found 64 more ancestors in that small village in…"
Hi Nancy -
I'm curious about your SAUL connection. My 3rd great grandmother was Margaret Saul, apparently born in London abt. 1843 (according to census records). She married Lawrence Hall of Preston Lancs. Regards -cindy