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  1. How do you find the parents of someone born in Prussia? Have the name of the son, but do not find his name in the records.

    1. I am looking for the names of my great grandfather Julius Smitz born in Gruneberg, Prussia Germany parents. I am having trouble finding any information of them. Would appreciate some help. Thanks

      1. Do you have a local Genealogy Society? They might have a German Interest Group who can help you. Also there is now an International German Interest Group. First meeting was last year in MN. This year it will be in Germany and next year in Sacramento, CA.

    2. I have had the same issue, with one case I found the parents names in a rather u usual way. I searched the Roman Catholic records by the region son was born and found 22 close relatives including the parents and grandparents. It took months of sorting through and confirming exact matches to ensure I found the right family but I got there. If I can be of help contact me.

    3. Have you tried Lithuania and Poland ? Prussia grew to encompass the S. Baltic coast & Northern Germany.
      I would also try France & Austria.
      I went to Wikipedia & printed off an OLD map of Germany, which helped me locate some cities or (states ) of Germany.

  2. I check for new USA databases every few days to see what new records that have been done for each state, and I noted that today it has 858 records for the United States and a few days ago it was about 108? ( don’t know exact number) and so where is the over 200 records disappear to in a few days. Like I said, I follow the number of databases added every few days and there is over 200 USA records not there.

  3. I am looking for my paternal grandmother, Anna Bendrin maiden name Bogdan. She lived in Berlin, Germany.

  4. they keep adding index’s. WHERE are the images. You can’t order the film anymore…..index’s are fine but us researchers need the real thing. The documents.

    1. Carolyn, the microfilm is expected to be fully digitized by 2020. Some digitized records may have restricted access. For more information on this, please click here.

  5. Congratulations -fantastic achievement to yourselves and all the volounteers who have captured this documentation, a special applause to those doing the proof reading and correcting erroneous capture to ensure accuracy.

  6. why are you now printing most stuff in grey instead of black/ I have macular degeneration and the fre is almost impossible for me to read. Black on white is better. thnaks D joan Bund Joni

  7. The most difficult milky recordsrecords to search are thethe Mexican ones it’s being so hard to find them I think I never going to know my great great grandfathers names there’s almost no records before 1800,and after 1920’s

  8. Congratulations on the wonderful job you all do preserving the worlds historical records. And thank you for making them available to everyone

  9. When will you have the rest of the Czech Republic records translated. I am especially interested in the Plzen region.
    Thank you for all of the records you provide to the public free.

  10. Arthur Hugo Pueschel and Aurora Emilie Pauline Mueller arrived 1871 to Baltimore, Md. I cannot locate anything on them prior to arrival from Saxony, Prussia, Germany. If anyone can assist with information it will be a great help to continue this line. Thank you.