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Episode #4: “What’s in a Word?” | The German-American Genealogist Podcast

October 28, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast

Episode 4: What’s in a Word? Download file Published 27 October 2014 What’s in a word? When doing German genealogy, it pays to recognize that the way German words are used can have profound meaning for locating and understanding your German ancestors. In this episode, find out how and why German towns changed their names […]

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Episode #1: “German-American Day” | The German-American Genealogist Podcast

October 7, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast

Download file Published 6 October 2014 The very first episode of The German-American Genealogist Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the history of German-American Day, October 6th, and the struggle of German-Americans to find their place in the national fabric. We also discuss tips for researching German ancestors: things you need to know about your […]

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German Genealogy Tip #6: In Germany, People Used Their Occupation as a Title

October 5, 2014 Josiah Schmidt German Genealogy Tips

When looking at genealogical records in Germany, especially from the pre-20th century era, you will often find that individuals’ names were prefixed by their job title. These occupational prefixes were capitalized, so don’t confuse the job title for being part of their given name. Common examples are: Tagl√∂hner Johann Brack¬†(English: day laborer Johann Brack) Leinweber […]

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