September, 2014

Available Now! “2000 Questions for Grandparents: Unlocking Your Family’s Hidden History”

September 23, 2014 Josiah Schmidt AnnouncementsPublications

My new book, “2000 Questions for Grandparents: Unlocking Your Family’s Hidden History,” has hit the presses! It will be available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble within the next few weeks. In the meantime, the distributor is selling it with an early bird discount at: Use it to help you ask your parents or grandparents about your […]



10 Days Until “2000 Questions for Grandparents” Hits the Press

September 14, 2014 Josiah Schmidt AnnouncementsPublications

In 10 days, my new book about unlocking your family’s hidden history by talking to relatives will hit the press. “2000 Questions for Grandparents” will be available on September 24th through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Lulu Press.   Unlocking your family’s hidden history has never been easier, with this ultimate guide to family history […]



German Genealogy Tip #1: There are Usually Multiple People with the Same Name in the Same Town

September 2, 2014 Josiah Schmidt German Genealogy Tips

One of the first lessons I had to learn when researching German genealogy is that German names are repeated very often. There is usually more than one person with the same name, of approximately the same age, in the same area. Sometimes they are even born in the same year, making it potentially difficult to […]



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