This page is currently under construction. When completed, it will provide a general description of the field of Genealogy and some resources to get you started on your Family Quest.  It will also include links to various tools and to family histories that I have documented or in which I have assisted with research.


the study of family ancestral lines (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genealogy)


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogy
Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.  Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members.  The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.

The pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motives, including the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.  (Ronald Bishop, "In the Grand Scheme of Things: An Exploration of the Meaning of Genealogical Research," Journal of Popular Culture 2008 41(3): 393-412.)

Family Histories

My Family

Links and Resources

- Google Translate - (Free)
- Ancestry - (Subscription)
- FamilySearch - (Free)
- Find-A-Grave - a user-contributing database of cemeteries, graves, and memorials around the world (Free).
- Genealogy Bank - (Subscription)
- Cemetery Records Online - (Free)
Libraries and Historical Societies
Newspaper Resources
United States
- Matricula - European church records
- Norway- Heritage - Extensive information about Norwegian steamships that carried immigrants to the United States.
- Rummelsburg - Information about Kreis Rummelsbutg, Pommern (in German).
- Society For German Genealogy in Eastern Europe - Church records for German citizens who lived in what is now Ukraine and Poland.

NOTE - This compilation of family history is an ongoing endeavor.  If you have verifiable corrections to any mistakes or omissions in my findings, or information you wish to share, please contact me at the email address provided below.

E-mail me at: roger [at] rogerhintz [dot] com
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