The Life of a Genealogy Translator – Guest Post by Katherine Schober

January 20, 2016 Josiah Schmidt Guest Post

Katherine is a German-English translator who works with old German handwriting in letters, marriage and baptismal certificates, church registers and more. Check out her website at sktranslations.com for more information. As a German genealogy translator, I can honestly say I love what I do. One day could be spent in 1868, deciphering the words of […]

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Ayrshire (Iowa) High School Class of 1926

June 19, 2015 Josiah Schmidt Resources

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Ayrshire (Iowa) High School Class of 1925

June 19, 2015 Josiah Schmidt Resources

Feel free to use these pictures in any way you like. Please just give attribution to “Josiah Schmidt www.SchmidtGen.com”.

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Ayrshire (Iowa) High School Class of 1924

June 18, 2015 Josiah Schmidt Resources

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Special Coupon: 10% off Professional Research of German or Iowan Ancestors

January 7, 2015 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

Do you have a “brick wall” in your family tree that you’ve spent hours (or even years) researching and hundreds of dollars of Ancestry.com subscriptions on, and you just can’t seem to get past? If it’s a German-American ancestor or an Iowan ancestor that’s giving you trouble, then you’re in luck! If you commission 10 […]

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New Service: Custom Children’s Storybook Starring YOUR Ancestor!

December 25, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

Excited to announce my new Family History Storybook Service! Have your family history turned into a custom-made, richly-illustrated children’s book! The star of the book can be your mom and/or dad, your grandparent, or even your distant ancestor from long ago. These informative keepsake books can be enjoyed by your children or grandchildren, and even […]

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Cyber Monday Special – December 1st – Want 5 Free Hours of Genealogy Research?

December 1, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

Doing some Cyber Monday shopping? In time for the holidays, I am offering a discount on my professional genealogy research services: When you purchase a commission of 5 or more hours of research, get an extra 5 hours of research added on for free (for a total of 10+ hours)! This deal is valid until […]

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The German-American Genealogist Podcast Will Return in 2015!

December 1, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast

The German-American Genealogist Podcast will be taking a break this month, to return in 2015. In the meantime, if you’ve missed any of the previous episodes, now is your chance to catch up: Episode #8: “Happy Dankegiving” – an exploration of German Thanksgiving practices and busting myths about the Pilgrims’ 1621 Thanksgiving feast Episode #7: […]

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Episode #8: “Happy Dankegiving” | The German-American Genealogist Podcast

November 25, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast

Download file Published 24 November 2014 Did you know that the “First Thanksgiving” was not actually the first Thanksgiving? Or that some of the Native Americans who greeted the Pilgrims already spoke English? Or that the Thanksgiving feast of 1621 was actually a three day celebration, and that turkey was probably not on the menu? […]

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Episode #7: “It’s Alive!” | The German-American Genealogist Podcast

November 18, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast

Download file Published 17 November 2014 Put away that Ouija Board. You may not need to summon the dead to get your genealogical quandaries solved. You might find the answers you seek by locating and connecting with your living relatives. There are many reasons for wanting to find living relatives–whether it’s to locate an heir […]

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