Tips for German research

Following on my presentation today as part of National Family History Month and hosted by Caloundra Family History Research Inc, I’m listing some research options. German Newspapers can be searched: https://digipress.digitale-sammlungen.de/search/simple With more difficulty through Google Books (not newspapers): https://books.google.com.au/ My tips for searching can be reviewed in this blog post: https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2012/10/23/searching-german-newspapersbooks/ https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2019/05/31/finding-the-fass-in-bavarian-papers/ My Dorfprozelten … More Tips for German research

Trove Tuesday: Thanksgiving Day in Brisbane 1942

The Battle of Brisbane or “Celebrating” Thanksgiving Day 1942 Thanksgiving Day 1942 must have seemed so very strange for the American forces stationed in Brisbane. Not only were they away from their families on what is possibly the most important family date on the American calendar, but the world around them would have felt so … More Trove Tuesday: Thanksgiving Day in Brisbane 1942

Crazy month of May 2020 meme: pandemic experiences

In the past we’ve done the May Music Meme 2012 and the May Movie Meme 2016. It occurred to me that perhaps we should have a meme which captures our response to the hopefully-once-in-a-lifetime May that we’ve just navigated….it might be a way to preserve the tip of our experiences. Remember that many blogs are … More Crazy month of May 2020 meme: pandemic experiences

Gratitude for Gifts

Gifts may seem a very materialistic focus for our gratitude, but are they really? What we’re thanking the giver for, is their time and thoughtfulness in choosing something they think we’ll like or need. Quite often a gift may have an ordinary cash value, but an extraordinary emotional value simply because the person has found … More Gratitude for Gifts

Finding the Fass in Bavarian papers

I have been spending happy hours chasing down stories about ancestors and other emigrants from the village of Dorfprozelten in this site for Bavarian newspapers: digiPress – Das Zeitungsportal der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek At least some of my discoveries are ones I’ve previously found by searching Google Books (yes, not newspapers) where you’ll find digital versions … More Finding the Fass in Bavarian papers