Sunday, May 21, 2006

Steinmetz Genealogy

"Phillip Steinmetz was born in the province of Schwabruken, Rhein Baiern, Prussia, southwest of Antwerp, Belgium. He was by profession a lieutenant of Hussars, in the army of the empire, belonging to the illustrious family, of whom we have the genealogy of six generations of military men, of whom the late General Steinmetz, of the Prussian army, was one."

Read this free multigenerational genealogy of the Steinmetz family which follows the many branches of the family from their arrival in Pennsylvania on the eve of the American revolution until 1907, the date of publication.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Online Census Websites Comparison

Many commercial genealogy websites, such as,, and Heritage Quest have posted on-line census images with linked indexes. The LDS site also has some offerings. But many people find they are confused about the offerings of each website.

Which site has an every-name index? Which indexes are complete and for which years? Are the census images complete? Who offers soundex and advanced search?

To help understand the census offerings online, you may find the Census Comparison Chart helpful.

Census Comparison Chart