Click here for guides to the
1940 Census of
Southeastern Pennsylvania Counties

Berks County, Dauphin County, Lancaster County,
 Lebanon County, Montgomery County and York County
are available now.  More will be added soon.

Soundex Program for use with the
 Pennsylvania Death Index (1906-1961)
Right-Click Here and Save File to your Desktop

Note: Works with Windows 2000 and XP, does not work with Windows 7.

Maps for German Genealogy


Maps of Surnames in Germany using Telephone Listings

In German genealogical research one of the most difficult problems to solve is finding the village of origin of an immigrant. One easy place to start is to look at the distribution of the surname in Germany today. Even after hundreds of years of internal migrations, many surnames (especially the less frequent ones) are either limited to a small area, or are most numerous in their place of origin.

To produce maps from phone listings I created a program which can map the German phone listings.  This provides a quick and easy way to start your search for your German roots.

Sample maps

Notes on surname search strategies


Surname Atlas of Germany

Click Here for Details


New - a reprinted 1759 Map of Germany

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Now you can order maps with a credit card using PayPal. E-mail Order Form


Click here to see an animated gif file of the implosion of the PennDOT building in Harisburg, PA. This building was located next door to the Pennsylvania State Archives (an excellent genealogical resource), which can be seen after the PennDOT building is gone...

PennDOT Implosion

Contact the author Ken McCrea

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