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Land Registers and Family Research - Family Weihs in Sachsendorf, Austria

As entries in land registers offer a good insight into family history, I would like to write about this topic today.

Introduction of the land register in Austria… 874 more words


Michael Stangerer, "Ship rider"

Today, I would like to introduce you to my 6times Great-Grandfather, Michael Stangerer. He lived in the 18th century and his profession was “Ship rider”. Until I wrote this post, I had no idea what a ship rider was doing. 841 more words


Beneath the Shadow of thy wings - 35 Poems - By Dmitri Allicock


Beneath the Shadow of thy wings

35 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

I’m independent minded wherever I go
And don’t necessary go with the flow 10 more words

Guyana Geography

ANCESTOR OF THE DAY: King of Scythia, Bathath Farssaidh

The ancestor of the day doesn’t have much information about his life other than that he was the king of the Scythians. If we choose to write a book on him it will have to be total fiction. 364 more words

My Journey

What You Don’t Know About the Vikings - Heather Pringle / National Geographic

Since I can now say with a high degree of certainty that I descend from a number of Scandinavian ancestors who were Vikings, both paternally and maternally, they fascinate me even more. 14 more words


Buffalo Zither Club - Friday’s Faces from the Past

I love old photos. They make history come alive. Names in my family tree get a face. Although, you sometimes may not know all names of the persons in a photo. 206 more words


Historic Austrian Newspapers

A real treasure chest for researchers of family history are historic newspapers. At ANNO (Austrian Newspapers Online, a digitalization initiative of the Austrian National Library) you can search through the text of an enormous amount of historic newspapers and magazines from 1689-1945.  167 more words