Thank you…

I’d like to take a brief opportunity to thank the many people who have sent me information, pictures, and data to place on ManyRoads. It is my hope to keep this list up to date. So if you have sent me materials and through an error of omission (not commission) I somehow have neglected to […]

“Document” Enhancement

Image & document restoration is key to successfully reading many genealogical documents. The source documents we have available to us today are often simply scanned or photographic images of original handwritten documents.  Many of the originals are themselves are in poor or suspect condition even before they are digitally captured. Given that is the case, […]

A ManyRoads Update- 5 Feb 2010

The last few weeks have been quite interesting in terms of new discoveries, etc.  Per normal, I’ll simply enumerate them in an outline (I’m not feeling terribly prosaic right now). I discovered that my entire Deyo line and genealogy was wrong.  I had our lineage going through New Paltz and New Amsterdam.  It turns out […]

Genealogy, Data Quality

Data Quality is the first in a series of posts on “Genealogy Gotchas”. (I thought this might present useful tips & pointers to our readers while I await your votes on my little poll.)

Genealogy tool reviews

Based upon an incredible interest (110+ reads in under 24 hours is immense interest in one of my posts!), I thought folks might like to see other reviews. As most of you, I use a LOT of tools and tricks to help me find the people and history around my family.  I am happy to […]

Genealogy Database “Tools”

It has been on my mind for quite a while that I should share a bit of insight into which Genealogy tools I find useful, have tried to use, etc. I’ll expand this posting theme over time but here goes… Genealogy Databases-

News at ManyRoads

For those of you who keep track of such things, here’s a quick list of our latest discoveries and happenings. The German Red Cross wrote and provided a wealth of information on Frieda Senger’s internment in the Soviet Gulag system after WW2.  This information has been more than 60 years in coming. Click to read […]

The Deyo Mystery… is solved!!

Note: I have solved this mystery and established the link.  John’s parent’s were, in fact, Joseph Dion (Deo- Deyo) and Julia (Julie/ Julienne) Denis (Denys, Lafay, LaFaille, Dennis). The most commanding piece of obvious genealogical evidence is immediately below (John’s death certificate). As for the rest of the story, I am writing and plan to […]

Zeyer ev. Church Records

Today is a big day for me. As of this writing I now have full-time access to all but two of the Zeyer ev. Kirche books.  It is like having my mother’s family come home.  Or more precisely, it is more like have them nearer to me. I am now able to go to the […]

Another Research Success!

Today was one of those days I enjoy; I spent much of the day doing family research in the local LDS Family History Center. Some of the highlights included: We found another brother of my grandfather Richard Senger- Wilhelm, he lived only 14 days. We identified the correct spelling of my g-g-g-g- grandmother Saenger’s maiden […]

New Navigation

We have just installed a new approach to navigating the ManyRoads website.  Hopefully you will find it both easier and more productive than the previous approach. To quickly explain the system, there are two main tabbed menu blocks on the right.  Each tab opens a unique section.  Some of the sections contain menus and pointers, […]

ManyRoads Update

A lot has happened during the past few weeks on ManyRoads.  In order to keep things brief I just list them out: We found a new generation of Sengers — a VERY exciting happening– thanks to our LDS Zeyer ev. Kirche records ManyRoads has added a professional German/English- English/German translation service offering A ‘bunch’ of […]

Translation Service (Fee based)

ManyRoads is pleased to anounce a new translation service for German/English and English/German.  And… For those of you who have read my German, you know it can’t be a service provided by me! Truthfully… if you seek professional and expert “English to German” or “German to English” translations (old German & Fractur/ Gothic script included), […]

a little help???

Unfortunately my LDS ev. Church books for Zeyer – Ellerwald (West Prussia) are reaching an end…I’d love to hear from you if you have any pointers  as to where I might look for earlier data (pre-1774). I am looking for information on the following family members: Esther Adelgunde (geb Grindemann) Kiehl (Graudenz Tiegenhof area) 1810-1850 […]

Spectacular resources for reseach

I have come across a few extra-special web based resources for genealogy and history research.  The resources include: The Internet Archive-“The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the […]

Pages & Posts- new site functions

We are pleased to announce that ManyRoads now allows for the Printing of both our Posts and Pages.  At the bottom of our site Pages, you will see a small Print Icon and label; the same icon and banner appear in our Post banner.  Simply click on the Print icon to generate a printable document.  […]

Twitter… us

We are going to test Twitter to see if  it proves useful in communicating ManyRoads efforts, updates and news. To follow us, simply click on the little Twitter Bird (and fill out the appropriate items on Twitter). We are also testing a Tweet/reTweet plugin across our site. Please reTweet or Tweet if the Post/Page has […]

Newest Library Documents

We are pleased to announce that the following documents have been added to our ManyRoads library: Scandanavia A Political History of Denmark, Norway and Sweden- Bain The History of Nations- Norway, Sweden, Denmark The History of Sweden

Any idea where Zeyer’s early ev. Kirche records might be found?

Hello all! I have what is for me a riddle. I know that before 1774 Zeyer had a Church, but it held no records. Does anyone know which, if any, Elbing Lutheran Church may have held the records for births, deaths and weddings? The main Lutheran Churches in Elbing seem to have been Heilige drei […]

’tis the season

We wish all our relatives, readers and friends the most Joyous of Holiday Seasons! May your lives be filled with Peace, Joy and Happiness, always.

TheNews@ManyRoads- 29 Nov 2009

This week has been fairly busy at ManyRoads some of the highlights include: I have reformatted the layout of all of download libraries.  Given the number and diversity of document types we have on ManyRoads, it was getting very hard to access and find things. Hopefully the new approach is better. Please use the contact […]

This week @ ManyRoads

As folks may have noticed, this week has been pretty busy.  To summarize my activities, they break into two major groups “some that you see” and “some that you don’t”.

Why Djvu and not PDF?

As many of you have probably noticed, I am in the process of uploading, and making available, documents that use a DJVU file format.  Perhaps a brief explanation of the rationale is in order. To quote the authors of DJVU: Many products and technologies are available today for storing and distributing digital images. However, most […]

Recent Changes

Lately I have added several new links to the Links directory and to our Online Library Reference Texts.  Additionally I have been busy with the following: updating the post-1800 Church record available materials from the Zeyer ev. Kirche Ordered the final materials from the LDS Church for Zeyer ev. Kirche joined numerous Yahoo Groups on […]

Many Roads Theme

Our theme song… Blowin’ in the wind (or How Many Roads) is written by Bob Dylan, and sung here by one of our favorite groups, Peter, Paul & Mary.

Conversion! We are GREEN!

We apologize for the rough performance of the ManyRoads site during this time.  Because of the increased use and traffic on our site we are transferring everything  to a new server, rather than continuing to limp along on an old PC located in our basement.  Aside from providing us with more space, we should have […]

Site Guest Functions!

We are very pleased to announce our newest Guest tracking tools. You can see where ManyRoads website readers have come from. Simply click on the Guests menu options (either on the top of the page or on the right hand menu). You will be take to a page that contains a visitors map. Enjoy! Oh […]

ManyRoads Updates

The following items have been fixed on ManyRoads:

HELP: Deutsche Vertriebene- German Expulsions

Hello Readers, Because of the great shortage of information and histories associated with the expulsions of Germans from Eastern Europe after World War 2, I am placing a call to anyone willing to share their family story with others. Please contact me (use our contact page) with any histories that you may have from family […]

Updated & New Information

20 October was a very productive day at the Family History Center.  Aside from starting a bit late due to delayed keys, a lot of new information was discovered including: all the dates of birth and christenings for Richard Senger’s siblings were unearthed a previously unknown sibling for Richard was found, Theodor Senger birth dates […]

ToDo List

The following research is currently underway (as tasks are completed they will be annotated with strike through):


I have added a very powerful feature to the ManyRoads site called TreeMagic- Cypress.  TM-Cypress is a javascript tool that allows a webmaster (me in this case) to provide site users with easy information access from a place in their site (ManyRoads) to selected websites, including this one.   I know that sounds a bit confusing […]

TNG Integration

We are working at providing a functioning single username/ password link to our genealogical information.  To-date, we still have integration difficulties.

Our New Home

We have moved our genealogy to a new home.  Our plan is that we will be able to provide a ‘tad’ more public information and insight into our work.  If this works out we should still be able to remain discrete while at the same time being more sharing! If you think we ought to […]

Fair Use

ManyRoads may contain material copyrighted by others. ManyRoads makes any such such material available in an effort to advance an understanding of information related to our family history and circumstances. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance […]

How-to OCR Documents

As a Linux user, I have access to a tool called Tesseract for doing my OCR work.  This tool is multi-lingual and easy to use (although not so simple that I can do it from rote).  An excellent set of instructions are available at How-to Forge. For even higher levels of accuracy you might try […]

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