The declaration of intention for George Trautvetter was one of those documents I located early on in my research, probably before I was able to even drive myself to the courthouse. I did not take the time to look at the other declarations in the book. After all, I had found the person I wanted […]
The family I want some research done on is my Trautvetter family. I have already done some work on the family in records from Bad Salzungen that are on microfilm at the Family History Library. The Family History Library did not have records for all the villages that I needed and, in readying this material, I […]
Humor alert. This is the error message we wished people would get. That’s me in the picture in a manure wagon with my paternal grandmother.
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I have not made any real headway on locating Sophia (Derle) Trautvetter in the 1870 census despite several different renewed attempts to locate her. What started out as a search for her has turned into a renewed interest in my Trautvetter family of immigrants to Hancock County, Illinois, from Thuringia. A 1907 biography of Sophia […]
I am in the initial process of hiring a researcher to work on one of my ancestral families. I’ve hired researchers before, usually to access records that were only available onsite or required specialized knowledge to locate and research efficiently. In most cases, these research requests were for specific items from a specific repository. Sometimes […]
I first located this passenger list over twenty-five years ago when I knew quite a bit less about the family being researched and about research in general. Had I known more, I would have discovered more from the entry. The family I originally located is at the bottom of this manifest page–George and Sophia Trautvetter […]
The download service I use for the webinars only allows me so much space and I’m at the limit. I need to decide which ones to keep selling, which ones to no longer offer, and–I need a change of pace for a while. So…effective 11 May 2016, I’ll no longer be selling the recorded copies […]
Posting about being unable to locate Sophia (Derle) Trautvetter in the 1870 census got me to thinking about some assumptions I’ve made about her and her family during that time period. It’s also caused me to realize that there are some gaps in how I have searched for her. Sophia had four children who lived […]
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