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Josiah Schmidt
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Chances are good that--if you have Western European ancestry--you are somewhere in the line of succession to the British throne (assuming you were willing to convert to the Church of England). You might be 543,197th in line, but you could be somewhere in there.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1032652/The-West-Country-travel-agents-wife-612th-line-throne-unlikely-Britons-list-royal-succession.html
A chef at an Italian restaurant. A gardener with three illegitimate children. And a divorcee called Tracy. Just three of the very unlikely people in line for the British throne
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The German-American Genealogist Podcast will return Monday, December 8th! In the meantime, take the opportunity catch up on all the past episodes!
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The German-American Genealogist Podcast Will Return Next Monday, December 8th! December 1, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Podcast. The German-American Genealogist Podcast will be taking a break this week, to return on Monday, December 8th, 2014. In the meantime, if you've missed any of the previous ...
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Did you know that the “First Thanksgiving” was not actually the first Thanksgiving? Or that some of the Native Americans who greeted the Pilgrims already spoke English? Or that the Thanksgiving feast of 1621 was actually a three day celebration, and that turkey was probably not on the menu?
#german #germany #american #genealogy #ancestry #familyhistory #history #thanksgiving #pilgrims #nativeamericans
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How are you moving the screen view around when you click and drag? When I click and drag, it moves the object around. Even if I didn't click on the object and just clicked on empty space off to the side. I tried it with "Continuous Grab" checked in the preferences, and I tried it with "Continuous Grab" unchecked in the preferences. Neither preference makes a difference. Clicking and dragging just moves the object around, it doesn't swivel the view.
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Okay, I looked back through all the previous comments and saw someone gave a good solution for this. I'll post it here to make it easier for future users who have the problem I mentioned. Go into user preferences and check the "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" option, then save your preferences. Now you can hold down Alt while you click and drag, and that swivels the view around.
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In case you missed it last night: Episode 5 of The German-American Genealogist Podcast shows you the best ways to find your German immigrant ancestor's birth town in Germany.
#german #american #europe #genealogy #familyhistory #ancestry #history #deutsch
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To promote awareness of German and/or Iowan heritage, I am offering 30% off this month, when you commission 10 or more hours of professional genealogical research on German and/or Iowan ancestors. Take advantage and get your genealogical "brick walls" solved: http://schmidtgen.com/wordpress/2015/01/07/january-special-30-off-professional-research-of-german-or-iowan-ancestors/
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Doing some Cyber Monday holiday shopping? I'm offering 5 free hours of professional genealogy research added to your order of 5+ hours (for a total of 10+ hours):
#genealogy #discount #holidays #christmas #cybermonday #familyhistory #ancestry #research #free #discount #coupon
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Happy #Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family today, and remember: if you are joined by an older #family member, take the opportunity to ask them about their life and their memories.
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Put away your Ouija Boards! In the 7th episode of The German-American Genealogist Podcast, we explore how to find not dead ancestors, but living relatives and cousins. We also talk to genealogist and podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke about her favorite strategies and how to stay on friendly terms with cousins:
#german #american #genealogy #history #familyhistory #ancestry #cousins
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In honor of #VeteransDay, the sixth episode of The German-American Genealogist Podcast is all about how to conduct family history interviews with your veteran relatives and other relatives. Included is a reading of the first few chapters of my new book, "2000 Questions for Grandparents: Unlocking Your Family's Hidden History".
#german #american #familyhistory #family #history #interviews #genealogy #ancestry
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I am offering 4 free hours of professional genealogy research added to any purchase of 6 hours (for a total of 10 hours of professional research)!
So many people were thrilled with the special I offered earlier this year that I decided to offer an even bigger special this November. I invite you to take advantage.
#genealogy #familyhistory #ancestry #coupon #discount
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Professional genealogist
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genealogy, family history research, ancestry case studies, writing, blogging, editing, new media
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  • Josiah Schmidt, Professional Genealogist
    Genealogist, 2013 - present
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Emmetsburg, IA
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Professional Genealogist, based in Emmetsburg, Iowa
Education
  • Wright State University
    International Studies, 2005 - 2009
  • West Bend-Mallard High School
    2000 - 2004
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