Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Müller & Schulz research - a double surname whammy ...

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?

http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.wisconsin.counties.milwaukee/8218/mb.ashx

(I'll save the "Mayer" research quandry for another posting.)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where is Hilarius Schlömmer buried?

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)?

http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.schloemer/24.2.1.1/mb.ashx

Over 4200 messages posted with Milwaukee area research information ...

I've posted over 3500 4000 4200 messages with 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).
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.wisconsin.counties.milwaukee/1149.1/mb.ashx

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Customer service tweet circa 1857

For Theodor Reis from Mehring, Trier District, Prussia, news received from Germany.People's Bank (1857).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

inspiration from Rabbi Hecht ...

Besides assisting the average family researcher, inspiration for continuing work in the German newspapers comes from the papers themselves, like the theme of one of Rabbi Hecht's sermon in the 1880s: "Be true to thyself!" (Der Herold, Milwaukee, Wis.).