I just wanted to share that Teresa Steinkamp McMillin has just published a book that can be helpful to those doing German genealogy research that have a connection to the Hanover, Germany area. Her recently published book is titled “Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514–1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library”.
Teresa is a specialist in German genealogical research. She has her own company related website known as Lind Street Research that you can reach at:
Teresa has presented a couple of genealogy programs at our library over the past few years. In fact, she will be presenting another program at our library on February 10, 2015 that is titled “Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory”.
Teresa was kind enough to provide me with a press release that describes her recent book publishing endeavor. Here is that Press Release after the separator line in Italics:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover
INVERNESS, ILLINOIS, August 1, 2014 – Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified GenealogistSM and German research expert, is proud to announce the publication of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514–1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Military records for the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany can include a soldier’s date and place of birth, his father’s name, and widows’ pensions. This publication is the only English-language guide to this gold mine of information for genealogists. With this guide, a researcher can quickly determine all available records for a regiment and time period and know where to find them in the Family History Library’s (FHL) microfilm holdings in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The records in this collection span 130 rolls of FHL microfilm and go beyond simply listing names of soldiers. In addition to the typical details in the muster rolls, transfers to and from other companies provide clues to additional muster rolls to review. The many other types of records in this collection include regimental journals, pension data, marriage consents, field church books, and even horse muster rolls, including physical descriptions of the horses and the names of the soldiers who rode them, and much, much more.
Easy to use, this guide is organized chronologically and includes brief historical overviews at the beginning of each major section. The book explains the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover and includes a detailed explanation of how to use this guide, demonstrated with examples.
This guide-book is a must-have for anyone researching ancestors from the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany.
“McMillin has produced a thorough, detailed guide to the soldiers’ records, geography, and military history of the Kingdom of Hanover. Her book is the key that unlocks the puzzle of which microfilm your ancestor’s military record is found among the 130 Hanover military microfilms at the Family History Library.” — Ernest Thode
“Until now this collection has hardly been touched by family historians, mostly because of the difficulties associated with locating the…microfilms. It’s an incredibly helpful work.” – Baerbel
Johnson“The 400+ pages of this guide will save any genealogical or historical researcher dozens of frustrating hours trying to find valuable information in this collection. Although painstakingly detailed, it is ridiculously easy to use.” — Michael LacopoTeresa Steinkamp
McMillin, Certified Genealogistsm has had a life-long passion for genealogy. In 2006, Teresa founded Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping clients trace their German ancestry. Since then, she has helped many people discover their family history. Teresa also writes family history books and is a popular speaker for local and national genealogical societies, sharing her knowledge with the genealogical community.
Visit www.hanovermilitary.com for more details
Contact: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Teresa S. McMillin, CG
CG or Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation.
I congratulate Teresa on her wonderful accomplishment!
I also plan on adding the book to our library’s circulating collection.
If you are doing German genealogy research with a connection to the Hanover area of Germany, this book may have special significance for your research efforts.
Hopefully, we will have it added to our collection soon.
Schaumburg Township District Library