Getting Unstuck

Jumping back into genealogy, I feel a little stuck and am not sure where to pick up the threads again.  Well, I guess that if you're stuck, a good way to get unstuck is to take stock of where you are and make a list of things to do.

Andreas Berneburg birth

1.  I've sent an email to people interested in the Mehrtens surname, which in my family goes back to the 1600-1700s.  One has accepted an invitation to my family tree on Ancestry, but I haven't heard back from him yet.

2.  I posted about the possible DNA cousin and her brick wall in the Niedersachsen facebook group -- now I need to contact a person who was recommended to me.

3.  I should do a careful comparison of the MH family tree that has the Schwieterings in it.  A quick glance suggests that some of the information came from my tree, but I'm pretty sure she has addtional information. 

4.  I should go over all the hints that have been accumulating on Ancestry and see if there's anything interesting.

5.  Ortmann line -- contact the people in Erkeln again -- a little delicate, but I guess worth the try.

6.  Try to progress on the Siegler/Sieblitz line.

7.  Try to make progress on the Hannover Hugs.

8.  Pursue the Berneburgs in Eltsmannishausen. 

9.  Try to crack the mystery -- did Anton Langer emigrate to the US???

10.  Find Christien Schulze and see if he adopted Wilhelmine

11.  Review existing tree for duplicates, etc

Of course, I'll be able to make great progress on these things (I hope) when I'm in Salt Lake in a few weeks!  I'll need to have all my ducks in a row, know exactly what I'm looking for and so on.  Can't wait for that!! 

Unnamed WPA photographer (public domain)


  1. It looks like you have a good-sized "to do" list and will be ready to delve into the FHL. Welcome back to genealogy!

  2. If that isn't enough to un-stick you, I don't know what will. Sounds like more than enough for one year of research!

    1. lol Thanks, Jacqi -- it really is hard to get going again, once you've taken a break -- you hardly know where to begin! Are you going to SLC in February?


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