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Last month after returning from a Family reunion in St. Louis, I decided to implement a more disciplined method to reconcile my source citations. Citations had always been entered somewhat haphazardly in the past using Legacy 7, and with database merges from Ancestry.com using FamilyTree software, additional problems occurred. In 2012 I decided to use a Mac Genealogy Software program called Reunion - and I liked it's user interface and additional capabilities to capture information. Unfortunately I could never get citations from Reunion to show on my kuehnfamily database the way I wanted. And I missed many of the database utilities available in marking and controlling GECOM exports in Legacy. So earlier this year after purchasing the upgraded Legacy 8 program, I decided to switch back. And citations were messed up further with many duplicates. I said I would correct them - but that has proven to be a huge task. So I decided this past month to a more disciplined approach! Focus on one Ancestor's line and work backward!

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Researching German Ancestors

Earlier today, in updating some components on this website, I noticed that there had been a couple of Comments to past blogs that I was unaware of. One was from someone who was asking about possible relationship between his and my Kuehn family. Apparently a recent upgrade of the Blogging application I am using may have caused a setting or two to be changed.

In responding to the person that posted the comment, I provided some of the methods I've used to research my German ancestors. So I thought I would share them here.

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Site Dedication

This site was created to share with relatives, extended family, and friends, the results of my research into my Ancestors, and their descendants. Major surnames include: Kuehn, Rist, Mueth, Zinck, Jung, Bersett, Roettgen, and Schaeffer. Most on my U.S.A. ancestors lived in the area near St. Clair County, Illinois.

Rist Photo AlbumsMy interest in genealogy started as an early teenage, from listening to stories told by my grandmother Clara (Rist) Kuehn as she looked through old family photo albums. The photo at left is one of these albums that she handed down to me for safe keeping. She was the only grandparent I knew. This website is dedicated in her memory. 

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