- A “Dutchman” Deserts the Union Army: The Court-Martial Case of Pvt. Henry Broermann, John P. Deeben
A guest article by NARA military archivist John P. Deeben provides an overview of German participation in the Civil War as well as the story of Henry Broermann, who deserted his infantry company at an inopportune moment and was later court-martialed.
- Visuals Can Add Pizzaz to Your Family’s Story: The Case of Henry Müller, Dr Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D.
Keeping with the theme of Germans in the Civil War, MAGS President Dr. Kenneth W. Heger uses the example of Civil War veteran Henry Müller to show readers how to illustrate the stories of their ancestors’ lives using maps, photographs, postcards, and other visuals.
- Resources for Finding German Immigrant Families in Baltimore, Bob Greiner
Greiner highlights some of the record sources that are available for Baltimore and Maryland research. Although not a comprehensive survey of available records, the examples here may suggest some new places to look.
- Hilfe gesucht!, Ken Weaver
Anyone who’s ever looked through the want ads in a German newspaper or even online publications should recognize that the title of this article is a common German expression: Help wanted! This article is exactly that: a request for readers to provide me with some new sets of eyes and resources to help Weaver better transcribe and translate documents.
- Third-Party Tools: GEDmatch, Andrew Hochreiter
Hochreiter provides coverage of the free and paid tools available from GEDmatch that can potentially help readers understand where in their family trees their DNA matches at various testing sites come from.
Synopsis of articles in recent issues