Category Archives: Ancestry


Assumptions are dangerous in genealogy. You may find yourself staring at a piece of information that you brain cannot accept as pertinent, simply because you’ve assumed something about your ancestor. You dismiss it and think, “that’s not my ancestor; I’ll … Continue reading

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A Note to the Descendants of Georg Schmitzer

Would one or two of you mind going by your given name instead of John and Johann? I love you guys, but wow…you’re a difficult bunch to make sense of. And you’ve made it difficult to find your brother, John. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Suit+Tie+Pipe=One Big Fish! I love this photo of Herman Schmitzer! Such a handsome man. 🙂

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Wordless Wednesday – Jojo’s Genes

Apparently the crater-dimple is a Trinklein trait.

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Trying to Organize…

I’ve been through the process twice before. I’m trying to organize my genealogy information. I am brilliantly awful at organizing for myself. Put me in an office and ask me to organize your files? Absolutely. But my own? Agh! What … Continue reading

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