9 Reasons Children Died Before Adulthood

While researching, I’ve come across family members who had numerous children.  However, out of the twelve children born to this family only three lived to adulthood. Today this seems very odd, but before all of the medical advances of the … Continued

When Searching Naturalization Records

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When doing research, I continued to find naturalization records for ancestors who lived in the American colonies in the 17th Century and early 18th Century before the American Revolution. Common sense said that this was not my ancestors.  They would … Continued

7 Reasons to Revisit Brick Walls

No one likes to run across brick walls in their family history, but let’s be honest we all probably run across one or more at some point in our research. I’ve shared tips on breaking the brick walls and one … Continued

9 Way to Find Missing Family Members

Would you like to host a family reunion, but don’t know where the descendants for a given ancestor are living?  When I was hosting the McKee Family Reunion, I ran into this issue on over half of the still living … Continued

7 Places to Host a Family Reunion without Busting the Budget

So, it’s time to host a family reunion, but you don’t have a large budget.  Where can you host a family reunion? State Park—many state parks have covered picnic area’s they rent out for a very reasonable rate. Most are … Continued

What was the primary religion of the Germans?

    Question: My ancestors came from Germany, but I don’t know the biggest religion of the Germans at that time. A quick search showed that most German’s were Lutherans and about 1/3 were Catholic. You also have the German … Continued