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 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 […]



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 […]



This Month: Get 10 Hours of Research For Price of 6

November 6, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

I had so many positive comments after I offered the “2 free hours of research” special earlier this year that I decided to offer another special, in time for the holidays. This time, I am offering an extra 4 free hours of research when you purchase a commission of 6 hours, for a total of 10 hours. If […]



Limited Time: 20% Off New Book “2000 Questions for Grandparents” (Only $11.99)

November 2, 2014 Josiah Schmidt AnnouncementsPublications

Barnes & Noble is now carrying my new book, “2000 Questions for Grandparents: Unlocking Your Family’s Hidden History“. In celebration, I have asked my distributor to lower the price by 20% for the next 24 hours, to $11.99. If you’re looking for a Christmas present for mom or dad, this would make a meaningful gift. Find […]



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 […]



SPECIAL OFFER: Until Sep 30, Get 2 Free Hours of Research Added When You Buy 4+ Hours

August 22, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Announcements

Until September 30th, I am offering a special discount on my genealogy research services. When you purchase a commission of 4 or more hours of research, I will add an extra 2 hours of research to your commission for free. Contact me today to get me working on solving your family history brick walls:  


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Index of Vital Records in Iba, Machtlos, and Gilfershausen post-1876

August 20, 2014 Josiah Schmidt AnnouncementsResources

I am happy to announce that I have added a “Free Genealogy Resources” section to my website, at My first offering is a set of three indexes I spent hundreds of hours translating and compiling. The indexes cover births, marriages, and deaths in the German towns of Iba, Machtlos, and Gilfershausen in 1876 and […]


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