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Dismantling Regina Schoomer’s Banat Brick Wall

Katherine Swanson wrote the attached article for the April 2021 issue of the Minnesota Genealogist. In it she explains the step-by-step process she used to backtrack from a Minnesota death certificate with sketchy information through the Zichydorf Familienbuch to church records for Zichydorf and Malenitzfalva to trace her family history. Her case study can serve as a model for others in a similar situation.