Fickett Street Genealogy

Welcome to Fickett Street Genealogy. Where genealogy, history and everything else in between is discussed.
Please visit my two family genealogy websites: www.FickettStreetGenealogy.weebly.com and www.romanfamilyhistory.weebly.com
Thank you!

Free download from Family Tree Magazine! Anyone doing research of any kind knows that a handy alphabet template can definitely be a helpful tool. This Germanic Alphabet Guide can assist in reading and decifering old texts. 

Link to FTM guide: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/upload/germanic-alpha-chart.pdf?et_mid=698488&rid=244148291

Thanks to Family Tree Magazine!

Revealed: King Tut had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth

(Source: tiny-librarian)

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For more information please visit FTM website: http://collectorssweepstakes.upickem.net/r/43F68Us6UHU?r=989544

Good Luck !!!
The golden rules! Found this little gem on Pinterest. Thanks to the people at Gotgenealogy.com
There is fun genealogy tidbits everywhere!

The Plan to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archives

moultriecreek:

My first thought is … what took you so long?

Yayy!!!

Hahaha!!!
Helpful chart found on Pinterest. From Organizeyourfamilytree.com this article is titled “Which Census Was That?”
This chart shows the date of the census and its accompanying number. Example: the 1850 census is the Seventh census. 

Link: http://organizeyourfamilyhistory.com/which-census-was-that/
Breast cancer awareness and the DAR. A great combination. 
Photo from the DAR Facebook page
lolololori:

whenever I feel kinda lame, i think of Thomas Rowe, my patriot (and the reason I am in the DAR) BURNING DOWN HIS CORN SO THE BRITISH WOULD STARVE
and I’m like, i can do this



This is just cool.

lolololori:

whenever I feel kinda lame, i think of Thomas Rowe, my patriot (and the reason I am in the DAR) BURNING DOWN HIS CORN SO THE BRITISH WOULD STARVE
and I’m like, i can do this

This is just cool.

Bing and Hohenzollern Castle

Anyone who uses Bing as their online search engine knows they have pretty cool pictures of various things on their website. Today’s picture is just gorgeous. So I thought I would share it here.

Hohenzollern Castle near Stuttgart, Germany is about 147 years old, but this is the third version of castle on this land. The first castle erected here was in the 11th Century.
Due to war and disrepair, now stands the castle that was completed in 1867 by King Frederick William IV of Prussia.

One of the many fascinating rooms in this castle is the family tree room. This room is absolutely fabulous. The tree crawls up the walls with the names of the families of Hohenzollern. Just as in any family, there are different lines to the family tree. Here the family is split into the Prussian side and the Swabian side. This castle to this day still belongs to the family.

For more information, please click on the links below.

http://youtu.be/ohH5a3jwDtw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Hohenzollern#Swabian_senior_branch

Photo from: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/1024x683xGermany-2013-20_web-lrg.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jWdaFsFfwp.jpg