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Josiah Schmidt
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Professional Genealogist, based in Emmetsburg, Iowa
Professional Genealogist, based in Emmetsburg, Iowa

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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

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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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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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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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