Category: Current Research Cases

Our current research cases & projects in process of resolution.

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OUR 1st EVER ONLINE Italian genealogy research client developed on 7 Oct 2012! Congratulations to Jeff Skousen, y/our Italian Genealogist!

I, Karl-Michael Sala, am pleased to announce that although we have worked one big case already for one of my clients, on 7 Oct 2012, we developed the first online Italian genealogy client for my Italian Genealogist colleague, Jeff Skousen. Please congratulate & wish him well on this milestone event{:>)  http://www.ItalyGenealogist.com Share This Post

Is Poland genealogy research German Genealogy research? Kowel, Poland is probably Kowal, Poland!

  • Bonnie Balogh Rosado This must bring you tons of joy to bless people like this, Mike!   Monday at 4:38am ·

Karl-Michael Sala Blessing thousands of the Living and the Deceased. I am accountable to them all. And, they are all counting on Lynell & me to find ’em in historical images.

“Karl! Help me find my ancestors–before I become one!”

Our client in this case is a commercial pilot who says his Poland immigrant ancestor came from “Kowel”. No such place; therefore, we say Kowal.
1909 NY Passenger listing for the target ancestor says he came from Dabrowka, which is probably Dąbrówka, abt 5 km to the south of Kowal, Poland. I’m buyin’ it. How about you? Yes, I realize it “needs more research.” If you click on the map, it will go to another website, but clicking on the NY Passenger Listing should keep you here.
RE: The spelling of Dabrowka (or any other place, for that matter!): If you’re a customs agent processing hundreds, if not thousands of immigrants, if an immigrant says to you: ” Dąbrówka [dɔmˈbrufka],” would you care whether Dąbrówka is correctly spelled? Not only “no” but “heck, no!” Out of the numerous Dąbrówka places in Europe, would you care which one it was & will you write down the name of the count(r)y or district for Dąbrówka (or any other place, for that matter?) Also, a resounding “no.” So, we’ll forgive them all & press on with our hypothesis that Jan is from the Dąbrówka just a few kilometers south of Kowal. Click on image to view in large format!
SteamShip Zeeland; on 27 February 1909 departed Antwerp, Belgium; traveling without others by the same name, but someone from the same village was a few lines above him. Arrived 9 March 1909 in NY. Note that Jan (pronounced Yawn] was on his way to Cincinnati [area]! Father’s name appears to be Franisek Spilizewski. We are proud to report that all these data, the entire document & image are heretofore unknown, NEW DATA, DOCUMENTS & IMAGES for the client!
Kowal google map
Posted on Facebook:  Just cracked another case for Poland: I found that the target ancestor originated from a little village just south of Kowal (not Kowel), Poland by the name of Dabrowka.  This, for Jan Spilizewski, a client’s matriarchal grandfather! 1909 Feb 27 departed Antwerp on the SS Zeeland; arrived NY 9 Mar 1909! Father looks like Franisek… oh, boy…
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FamilySearch – Granite Mountain Records Vault, Part 1 has done much for professional German Genealogy

This is the initial video pertaining to the stunning GMRV.
But, heck, somebody has to do the actual research & reading of the old German handwritings! Hey, that’s what we have done since 1979–professional German Genealogy research! If you are able, serious & willing to pay for research, call Karl-Michael Sala, CGO, to discuss your case: 1-480-507-3316 = 1-888-456-7252

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Deutsche Bank Director further retains us for German Genealogy research in the Family History Library

Our Deutsche Bank Director client has further retained us to continue his research success in the available USA, immigration & Germany records on microfilm in Salt Lake City. Lynell & I should be there about 18 February 2011.
Need some long-delayed USA, immigration or Euro-German research done? Now’s your chance to get it at 50% off–a generous discount. www.germangenealogist.com

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TIME IS SHORT. 10% REWARD. We just received our largest client retainer–ever! WANTED: ONLY 2 more clients for research IN Germany! Call 1-888-456-7252 MAKE OFFER TODAY!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! 

TIME IS SHORT.  REWARD.  

WANTED: ONLY 2 more clients for German Genealogy research ON-SITE IN Germany!  Call 1-888-456-7252. MAKE OFFER TODAY!

Now is the time for all good German descendants to keep their promises & come to the aid of their German ancestors!

Lynell & Karl-Michael SALA = GermanGenealogist.com = just received their largest client retainer–ever!

WHERE in Germany? From far north to southwestern Germany, Headquartered half-way in between in Kassel, Hessen, Germany (about 2 hours north of Frankfurt; 2 hours south of Hannover)

WHAT REWARD?  10% on-going, residual finder’s fee (or research credit) for referrals whose data you provide to us & whom we contact to give a free analysis & who hire us for German-American, USA, immigration or German research, online or offline. 

 karlmsala@msn.com 1-888-456-7252

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Yet another German Genealogy research case is cracked! This time the MANZ case: conceived, strategized & researched alone by Lynell Pierce Sala, our Research Director!

 (photo as a 1972 18-yr old) Karl-Michael Sala  writes:
 
Coming in “the front door,” its solution was NOT apparent.  But by her trying the side-door & that tiny basement window–so to speak–Lynell Pierce Sala solved this MANZ case!  Having used an online gazetteer for Saxony (Sachsen), Prussia (Preussen), Lynell Pierce Sala,  our Research Director, ascertained the Catholic parish for Flessau.  Not that she was looking for Catholics, but rather the Evangelical Lutheran Reformed Church (Evangelische Reformierte Kirche) records.  But because the Catholic records for Flessau were listed to be in Stendal, Sachsen, Preussen (Prussia), Lynell hypothesized that Flessau’s Lutheran Reformed church members may have been a part of Stendal’s parish.  Indeed.   You see, there is no gazetteer for the Reformed Records, but rather just the Evangelical Lutheran parishes. <FastForward>
 
BINGO!  There was the target ancestor, having been born on the exact day the client thought!  Lynell Pierce Sala single-handedly cracked the MANZ case for our South African client.  The client has been emailed & has been requested to send another retainer to continue that research in the available microfilms–& that’s in addition to continuing on-site research in Germany on a few of his other lineages.  10/29/2010 update:  Large retainer wire transfer is on the way!
 
Lynell would not post this, but I will. I am so proud of our Lynie! She is a crucial link in our Team at www.GermanGenealogist.com
Home of the best German Genealogist(s) in the world. Get your German Genealogy research projects completed with the German Genealogist and his expert research team.
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$10,000 request for German Genealogy research? How do you do it?

Originally submitted on 2010/09/15
Jo Meyer arootdigger2@gmail.com http://arootdigger.blogspot.com
wrote: Ten thousand dollars to someone on the internet. wow. How do you do it?

Karl-Michael Sala replies: Yes, & how do we have the confidence to request large-size retainers from total strangers who live thousands of kilometers/miles away across the ocean & reside on other continents?

As one client emphatically stated: “With flair & panache!” OK, it was by electronic funds transfer (EFT)–but only after an excellent fact-finding, relationship-building, excellent conversation & email exchanges about their German Genealogy Research.

How we can command these sorts of retainers is simply because we can perform searches with analysis, data, documents & images that the above search engines & many other researchers simply canNOT perform! With our expert experience, we can be even more googly than Googlers at Google! Yes, using Google also, I perchance work independently for clients .

FACTS & TRACK RECORD: Since 1979, Lynell & Karl-Michael Sala have found THOUSANDS of data, documents & images on ancestral family members for HUNDREDS of clients (paid expert consultative research) & patrons (volunteer FHC & private consultative work)! Our objective is to move that final “HUNDREDS” statistic into the “THOUSANDS” range. We’re not far.

The retainer request amount is a mindset, but securing larger retainers for research does not happen very often. You see, most people actually & truly have thousands of $ of research that needs be done.

The clients who have paid us large retainers ($1,000+) have never complained. The clients who gave us the most trouble are the ones who gave us the smallest retainers! Is there a message here? We are not in the welfare business & German Genealogy Research is not welfare! The advent of the internet causes many to say that “genealogy should be free.” OK, perhaps. But German Genealogy Research is not!

Expensive? No, Ma’am. Expensive is when you spend 30 years just TRYING to find what we often find in one day! Some people spend thousands of $ just “visiting” Germany to just “see the land of their ancestors.” How would it be if we helped you find the specific village & introduce you to (historical images of data & documents of) your German ancestral family members?

Lois Jurss paid me $1,000 for something I found within one day–the name of the precise Polish (actually Prussian at the time) village whence her target ancestor originated: Tirschtiegel, Posen, Preussen; now Trzciel, Poznan, Poland. Was she upset? Heck, no. She’d been seeking that data for over a decade! We seek more clients like Lois.

After conversations & emails, a recent client paid an advance of several thousand $ for our team of German researchers. This, to get all over their German ancestry, genealogy & family history! We found pertinent data on each of the four lineages! One is inconclusive. The others are startling successes.

This client had put “German Genealogist” in an online Search Engine. Guess who comes up to the top of the list? Right. We do: GermanGenealogist.com. It is called Search Engine Optimization. Would you like to also be SEO’d? Email my webmaster: paj@webondb.com

The client via his office assistant had been trying in vain to do geographically dispersed genealogy research on their own. In frustration–along with a fervent desire for dual citizenship–they finally contacted me through this website. They subsequently called & emailed me from South Africa. I suppose there are not very many professional German Genealogists in South Africa who could effectively handle his difficult cases.

We ascertained precisely which of several Hillesheims was the correct one. We then found one ancestor not in that parish, but rather a neighboring parish entirely. Thank goodness within the target parish of Hillesheim Kreis Oppenheim (not Daun), we found mention of the male spouse of another person by the same last name had come from that second locale–just 3 kilometers down the road! Well, that now becomes a research hypothesis that will require some further on-site research. Priced any flights to Germany lately?

After that case, we then scoured & exhausted the difficult records for the parish of Schakuhnen or Schakendorf (depending on who’s doing the writing & when). Specifically, but along with other Doerfer (villages) within that parish: Luttkomanscheit, et var., which we ascertained was once known also as “Luttken.” All were once a part of Ostpreussen or East Prussia, but are now in Lithuania, a former Soviet Socialist Republic.

If you ever published anything, you know what I mean when I say: Most of the ready-for-publication research is digitized, cropped, enlarged, analyzed, reported on, tweaked & uploaded by numerous specific family- & surnmame-oriented research reports on–oh, gosh–two different Mueller lines (Germany & Poland); Schwellnus/Szwelnus.

Just since Memorial Day 2010, my research director wife & I, Karl-Michael Sala aka GermanGenealogist.com have cracked 6 cases in 6 locations! To take the analogy yet further, we have extended beyond the crack & have gone much deeper in quantity & quality!

“Lynell & Karl! Please find my ancestors–before I become one!”

Yes, you may quote me & our clients, but please provide our full names & websites: Lynell & Karl-Michael Sala = GermanGenealogist.com & SearchCensus.com 1-888-456-7252 (24-hr toll-free US/CANADA)

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GermanGenealogist.com, a proven entity, now is proud to seek Angel Investors

wappenEven scientists & technologists must agree: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (Santayana)

GermanGenealogist.com = Karl-Michael Sala says: History is OK, but applying it to your very own Ancestry, Genealogy & Family History makes History glisten, sizzle & gives History a more functional & useful meaning.

Helping certain citizens & students doing just that in a high school for an alternate, charter, honors, magnet or troublesome class is my dream.

It could also be applied to such settings as: community colleges, universities or even senior-age groups, nursing homes, etc.

ANGEL INVESTORS? On a more serious note: WHOEVER would like to collaborate (meaning funding) on this option, serve our country, make millions, OK, thousands{;>), or just make a difference? Contact karlmsala@msn.com = 1-888-456-7252

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GermanGenealogist.com has accepted a German Genealogy research case for a client from South Africa who wishes to establish dual citizenship.

Online Emigration (departure) Research
Online Emigration (departure) Research
The South Africa to Germany case is multi-faceted, multi-location, fascinating & challenging. We’ve already found one matriarch having departed Hamburg on the Hamburg Passenger Lists.

The huge South Africa back to Germany research case will require research off-site & on-site in various locations in Germany. Since 1979, over the last 3 decades, we’ve found THOUSANDS of data, documents & images on THOUSANDS of ancestral family members for HUNDREDS of clients! Since 1979, we’ve successfully research on-site, in-country in Germany & the Czech Republic 10+ times!

Therefore, Lynell & I are accepting only 1-3 more clients (depending on retainer size) for the upcoming research trip. Please make your inquiry-offer TODAY! Email karlmsala@msn.com & CALL Karl about your family history research case & your firm financial commitment: 1-602-503-0775 = 1-888-456-7252 (both 24-hr #s)
Retainers starting at $4,000 & up only. $1,000/day includes ALL costs & fees for two people working 12-16-hour days! If that is too pricey for you, then what used items or services have you to barter, sell or trade? You go & price air fare, auto rental & lodging expenses alone.

1+1>2? Yes, when we are in-country, you’ll have two caring researchers. We serve as built-in advisors, researchers & quality controllers for each other. Lynell challenges my hypotheses & makes me come up with more evidence & proof for my conclusions, methods or strategies. Any unused funds will be gladly applied to other international ancestry, genealogy & family history research.

To have received the ability to serve this big client, we offer gratitude & devotion to our webmaster, Paul A Johnson. In return, we get to care for, play with & watch his children, our grandchildren!

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GermanGenealogist.com = Karl-Michael Sala finds yet Another German place of origin!

HIGH SUCCESS RATIO! In the last year, not one, but two people have contacted me via my website; both provide what they seek. Skillfully, I find their ancestor on an immigrant ship AND the emigrant ship that departed Hamburg AND a previously unknown ancestral town of origin in Germany. I email, no reply; I call; the first one feels I am somehow ripping her off. Mind you, there was no demand made. The other says that she just put $20k into her house. She does not wish to pay me anything for this successful work. It required skill, language & transcription by a laborer in your vineyard, worthy of his hire! It was worth twice the amount I asked. Really? You can’t send anything? Nada? Zippo? Zilch? Then, why did you make a request on my website? I love to crack & solve cases, but the last time I departed the grocery store with several items, they actually wanted me to pay for the stuff. The landlord & Caesar also want their due. Go figure. While I might feel a little better having blogged about this incident, the bills remain unpaid. If someone found my Sala ancestor in Europe, I’d be all over it asking if they would accept a partial payment & monthly payments! Wouldn’t you?

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