How many different ways are these surnames found recorded in Milwaukee records: Schulz Schulze Schultz Schultze, or Miller Mueller Moeller Möller Müller Muller -- what did I leave out?
(I'll save the "Mayer" research quandry for another posting.)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
There are some subtleties to interpreting church records and even German newspaper clippings that become more obvious the more you use these resources: In this thread posted on genealogy message boards, the question is: where is Hilarius Schlömmer / Schloemmer buried (d. Aug. 1884)?
I've posted over 3500 messages of research information on genealogy message boards. A recent response compares a very simple English language death notice in the Milwaukee Journal for Julius Lasche with clippings found in Milwaukee's German language papers of 1915.: multiple death notices, 2 obits., 1 with photo, and the followup "thank you" (Danksagung).
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
If you're looking for depth of research it's important to check for multiple obituaries, compare the selection of death notices in multiple papers, check for a burial article, check the Danksagung for the unique information that can be found there. (yes, genealogy lady, there really is valuable information in the Danksagung).