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MAPS
EXTRAS at BERLIN CENTER.  Unique to PVCW Library;  not generally available elsewhere
German Maps & Facts for Genealogy

Lands of the German Empire and Before

Pomerania:  Atlantic Bridge to Germany

...all by Wendy Uncapher, publ. by Origins

Kreis / County maps for Pomerania;  highly detailed.  Copies may be purchased from our Sales Committee

Internet map sites; on a separate page

Translating German place names to Polish – two books

PLAT MAPS and LOCAL DIRECTORIES

Marathon County Plat Maps from 1882, 1901, 1915, 1945, 1956, . . . and for a few surrounding counties



CHURCH RECORDS                     
 
 [Marathon County, Lincoln County] Plus aids for  German Language and Handwrtiting 

Circuit Rider records:  Lutheran and Methodist

Circuit rider journal / experiences

First one or two generations:  parents’ birth places listed

German handwriting; German language [more on that below] 

Translations

Indexes

Centennial booklets;  church directories

“A Work in Progress”  -- collection is not complete.

Separate page lists those churches whose records we have.
 
GERMAN HANDWRITING;  GERMAN LANGUAGE

Samples of handwritten church records

Archaic vs “current” German handwriting

Gothic print characters  -- Handout

List of German words common to church records:  Taufe…, Trau….,  Todten  [Baptism, Marriage, Death]

If I Can, You Can  Read German Handwriting…, by Edna M. Bentz

German-English Dictionaries:  Cassells German Dictionary; German-English, English-German by Harold T. Betteridge
 HISTORICAL   County and Township centennial books [indexed];  European and American history

FAMILY HISTORIES and immigration stories; pedigree charts

SURNAME INDEXES  Cemetery Index, Pedigree chart Indexes

PICTURES, HISTORIES, LITERATURE OF GERMAN and POMMERN PLACES
 
LANGUAGE  
 
PLATT DEUTSCH

 DIRECTORIES Marathon County Farmer’s Directory of 1930  and one for Clark County

Wausau City Directories for 1929, 1969, 1980, 1994.   Early ones had sections for rural areas too. 
 EXTRAS at BERLIN CENTER   Family Histories (listed on a separate page) and Immigration stories

Pedigree charts of PVCW members  (indexed)

Photo gallery:  local history

Immigrant Ancestors wall of photos

Immigrant Ships photos – a book

Deutscher Arbeiter Unterstetzen Verein (Wausau, WI) songbooks and records. 1911 -- @ 1960

Rural school pictures;   Berlin School scrapbooks

“Pushed out of Pommern,  Pulled to America”  display

Bauernregel / “Sprichworter” are folk sayings or farmers’ wisdom in Platt Deutsch  
Historical Marker at Berlin Center:  Immigrant Ancestor tiles;   Descendant or Sponsor bricks












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