Read about my many adventures uncovering my family's history.

From the beautiful mountains of the Pongau in Austria, to the landscapes of Prussian-Lithuania, and finally the bustling streets of Cleveland, Ohio. Perhaps you'll discover something about your own family, too. 

 

Things to add to your to-do list.

A good Genealogist is always learning. 

 

Read this book.

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Walker's The Salzburg Transaction is one of the best books on the Salzburger expulsions I've come across.

Visit this website.

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The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) has a fantastic site for those searching for Lutheran Church records in Russian-Poland (Suwalki, Wilkowischken, etc.,) 

Watch this video.

A beautiful arial tour of Vištytis (German Wischtitten) Lithuania in the fall. My Saleker family attended church here, and live just a short walk north in Luki.


Are you for hire? 

Sometimes! Get in touch, and let's chat about how I might be able to help.


Die Nachrichten

What's happening in the world of Genealogy.

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Researchers used this Genealogy site to build a 13-million person family tree. (via Wired

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Mormon church in Westlake sponsoring African-American genealogy symposium March 10 (via Cleveland.com)

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Wiesbaden: Sieben der letzten Kinder Ostpreußens schildern in Buch der einstigen DDR-Bürgerrechtlerin ihr Schicksal (via Wiesbadener-taggblatt.de)

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Beginning German Genealogy: Defining "German" (via Genealogy Gems)