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Back to the Fatherland

Yes, I am planning another trip back to Germany.  I hope to have a bit of fun while there and hopefully find a few more things to source my family tree.   I plan on going to Boppard and see what I can prove from the church records there.  I will start with Almersbach and possibly Altenkirchen as those towns have been referenced in some genealogy works as the home of the Dünschmann family line. some early documented research in the area places Johann Peder Dünschmann in the town of Giel

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The GoAncestry adventure continues

I thought to add a bit more detail to this long GoAncestry journey.  The webiste has some more features that were added this last year.  FLAG COUNTER I enjoy the flag counter as I get a glimpse into the location our visitors are coming from.  I am not sure it really tells me anything more than that, but that is enough for such an easy to use application. SECURE Spent some time getting the site into a more secure state.  It wasn't insecure to begin with, but the method used to

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GoAncestry continues to evolve

Things have been progressing nicely for the site and for our personal efforts in Genealogy and History.  We believe we are on the right track and that over time we will have a wealth of information posted here that will help others.  While it will be time that is the judge of that opinion, I am comfortable in continuing our efforts on our current path.   We do have the basic constructs built for the US States and their respective counties.  Efforts to create this infrastructure has pro

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Next steps in a long journey

Things have come along well in the past weeks.  Over the last days part of our team has been working to add more research related content to pages from Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, and even a few other entries here and there.   My dilemma is now trying to decide what gets worked on next. A part of me is considering that I keep working on with the foundation, those page constructs, databases, and the mechanics of the site presentation. Though it is a bit less rewarding than bringing a regi

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Ronald

A digital work space

I have been working on my family tree for a number of years now.  During that time I also worked on the trees of others, the brick walls of others, and those other aspects of life that are not genealogically related.  I still work outside the home.  I would find different clues while researching, and each of them would open a new door to possibilities.  Many times I would have to chose ONE of them and pursue that option for what seemed like weeks.  Then upon a successful or unsuccessful outcome

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The Westerwald and Colonial America

The Westerwald and Colonial America             I have been working on an effort for a few years now, but never really understood it was to become such a major project.  I guess a little more thoughtful consideration about my efforts might have helped to understand what I was really doing and what I was about to take on.               Mostly, I began to look at records from an area of Germany called the Westerwald.  For me, this area represented the most likely source of German an

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Planning a trip to New Jersey

I am considering a trip to New Jersey in the hope it will help me find the records I am lacking to prove my Tinsman lineage.  I am well aware of the family being the in Alexandria, Franklin, Alexander Tract, Barker Tract and being in the region in the mid 1700s.   I browsed the Hunterdon County Historical Society webpages earlier today and found that their Library is open on Thursdays from 1200 until 1600.  I also noticed they are also open on the second and fourth Saturdays from 10-4.

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My Tinsman Focus

I have never gotten past a few of the early Tinsman references to decide which ancestor is mine in the 1700's.  Today I started an effort to document all of the Tinsman families in the USA and Canada in the hope that it will allow me to narrow the available options.  I have begun at the 1940 census and will continue to build the trees based upon only hard evidence found in records.     It is actually fun to explore all of these variant lines.  I hope it leads me to an answer as to whic

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The Nielson Genealogical Search

I have been researching my family for quite a period of time.  Some of the information has come easily to me, and other ancestors seem to be quite stealthy and hidden from me.  I am sure you have probably experienced these same things while conducting your own research. Many records exist when searching for items of interest that occurred after 1900, but before that can come with varied challenges.  I will try to document some of my challenges and experiences to see if it jars a memory of mine,

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