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It has been a slow week for questions on G&FH SE so I am going to declare the top answer (by score) to my call for weekly challenge ideas a few hours early.

It was (by a tie break):

In the USA, September 15th through October 15th is celebrated as German-American Heritage Month, to commemorate the arrival of German immigrants to the US on October 6th, 1683.

One of the special challenges if you have immigrant ancestors in your research is bridging the gap between the records in their new country, and the records in their old one.

The tag is well-represented with 46 questions, but we have only 7 with the tag . However, naturalization records often have the most precise information about the place of origin of our immigrant ancestors.

Please use the tag for new questions and consider asking questions about naturalization (and citizenship) records kept in ANY new countries of immigrants from ANY old countries.

Next week, on 24 Oct, I will tally up the results to see how we did.

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During the week the challenge ran, the following questions about Naturalization were asked:

These 3 questions attracted 7 answers from 4 answerers; well done!

To me, our top participant was:

profile for Jan Murphy at Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange, Q&A for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history

who not only provided a detailed question and/or answer in 2 of the 3 Q&As, and also the Challenge Topic!

  • Actually, no, I didn't write an answer for the first of these three questions. I only participated in two of those three. – Jan Murphy Nov 5 '14 at 6:00
  • Oops - you're right! Not quite as omnipresent as I thought:-) – PolyGeo Nov 5 '14 at 6:15

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