Comments on: Macht So! Why Learning The Mother Tongue is The Key to Family History Nirvana http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana The official blog of Ancestry.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:43:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Rosetta Stone German Level 1 guest · WWW.MYTOURISMBLOG.COMhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-129187 Rosetta Stone German Level 1 guest · WWW.MYTOURISMBLOG.COM Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:21:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-129187 [...] Macht So! Why Learning The Mother Tongue is The Key to Family … [...]

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By: Cheryl Chttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-125659 Cheryl C Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:36:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-125659 This article speaks the truth to be sure! I found all this out the hard way regarding German surnames. My ancestors came from West Prussia, a former German province from the 1770′s – WWI. My great-great grandfather and one of his nephews retained the original spelling from the old Prussian birth & christening records. His other brothers & cousins who floated over here changed their last names 5 different ways. Do you have any idea how long it took for me to track them down? Ok…that’s a redundant question to say the least. But I eventually prevailed.

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By: TChttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-123670 TC Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:35:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-123670 A lesson I got decades ago from Marilyn Wellauer when she showed me that learning the language gets you farther.

Thanks Ancestry ! Taking up another language and trying to learn more than just the words necessary to skim through old church books, records, etc is a very good idea, and one that long time professional genealogists DO do.

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By: Sherryhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-121946 Sherry Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:21:16 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-121946 I have to agree with Monika. Ancestry’s time needs to be focused on making the sight as functional as possible before branching out into other areas. At present, I cannot access anything on Family Trees unless I would like to start a new one. That is great for the newbies, doesn’t do diddly squat for those of us who are ALREADY paying customers. As usual, when I have TIME to work on Ancestry, it is almost completely nonfunctional.

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By: Monikahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-121930 Monika Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:42:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-121930 Instead of “partnering up” with other companies, why don’t you work on not having your program be as slow as mollases on the weekends because of all the additional people that visit your site on the weekends.

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By: Basta!http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-121725 Basta! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-121725 Partner marketing under the guise of genealogy help is pretty low, even for Ancestry.com

When do we start seeing the pop-up ads for this “special” offer?

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By: Anahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/30/macht-so-why-learning-the-mother-tongue-is-the-key-to-family-history-nirvana/#comment-121702 Ana Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:21:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11393#comment-121702 Rosetta stone is very good, but 35% is pretty common for their discount offers. Not really *exciting* news. And many genealogy pages also have language helps for words you’ll run into, spelling problems, pronunciation… if one really wants to learn the language of their forebears for the specific purpose of genealogy, there are cheaper options than Rosetta Stone. I’ve used their software for 10 languages, but not for the sole purpose of research. That would be quite an expense!

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