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Family History

  • Rootsweb.com Family Tree 
  • Ancestry.com Family Tree
  • MyHeritage Family Tree
  • Genealogy Blog 
  • Family Tree DNA 
  • You Tube Videos

Published Articles

  • Family History-Related Articles
  • Computer -Related Articles
  • Computer Club Publicity
  • Miscellaneous Publications
  • Christmas Ornaments

Travel Journal

  • Travel Photo Gallery Link
  • Cruise Travel 2018
  • Cruise Travel 2017
  • Cruise Travel 2006-2016
  • Cruise Travel 1997-2003
  • Escorted Tours 1998-2015

Additional Resources

  • Online Sales
  • Genealogical Societies
  • Family History Resources

Contact Me

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Family History

Left to Right: Kate Germing , Marie, Anna Sturm, Casimir C., Michael Germing, Casimir T., Lambert

Rootsweb.com Family Tree

This version of my family tree is created using Legacy Family Tree software and thus has a different look than my other online family trees. The tree is hosted at freepages.rootsweb.com . The site was down from January-August 2018 but appears to be back up (Sept. 2018) 

Ancestry.com Family Tree

My family tree has been uploaded to Ancestry.com. The latest version on the site is dated 1 July 2017 due to size limitations at the site (must be smaller than 75MB).  You may need to be a member of the site to see the tree. 

Please provide corrections, information, comments, etc. concerning the tree either via amazon.com message link or directly to me (see Contact Me page).

MyHeritage.com Family Tree

My family tree has been uploaded to MyHeritage.com. The latest version on the site is dated 1 July 2018. You may have to be a member of the site to see the tree. 

Please provide corrections, information, comments, etc. concerning the tree either via MyHeritage.com message link or directly to me (See Contact Me Page).

Yehle Genealogy Blog

My Family History Blog is available by clocking the "Blog Link" button below. 

The blog covers various family history-related topics. It is not regularly updated. 

Family Tree DNA

My Family Tree DNA maintains various surname projects. The Yehle surname project is located at the link provided. 

YouTube Videos

My 2008 visit to Saint Joseph,  Missouri included my second trip to the Glore Psychiatric Museum. As my  daughter never had the opportunity to visit the museum, I chose to  videotape my visit through the museum. The video is under 25 minutes and  had to be cut into two parts for uploading to YouTube. The videos can  be found at:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/uG28cNG4bLk

Part 2: http://youtu.be/-FfJslsbhis

While far from professional,  the videos serve the purpose of introducing the museum to you. If you  are in the St. Joseph area, this is one of several museums worth  visiting. 

The following information is copied from the museum’s website (circa 2008).

The Glore Psychiatric Museum  chronicles the 130-year history of what was once known as the “State  Lunatic Asylum No. 2.” The Museum uses full-sized replicas, interactive  displays, audio-visuals, artifacts, and documents to illustrate the  history of the treatment of mental illness. The museum is recognized as  “one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country.” It is also featured  in the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada.”

Published Articles

Published Articles

Over the years, I have had a number of articles published. The early ones were in sport card newsletters, followed by some early computer magazines and finally those related to genealogy and family history. Where available, I have listed the repository for the articles. I can sometimes provide copies (JPG, PDF, etc.,). Please contact me if you wish a copy of a specific article. 

Family History-Related Articles

My Father’s Diary

This article was published in the Journal - Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society, Vol. 35, No. 2, Fall 2015, Page 22-25. The article describes a diary kept in 1942 by my father as he entered the US Army Air Corps. His first year was in training in various locations. During the year, he met my mother. They were wed after the war. The article can be found in the Membership section of the NW Missouri Genealogical Society website.


Researching My Father and the War

This  article was published in the Journal - Northwest Missouri Genealogical  Society, Vol. 35, No. 2, Fall 2015, Page 26-28. This article is similar,  but not exactly, the same as the article below, as provided below (same  title). It doesn’t include the appendix and has been modified for the  Journal. The  article details, with photographs, my research into the life of my  father and his participation before, during and after World War II.  The article can be found in the Membership section of the NW Missouri Genealogical Society website.

Researching the Priests in My Family

This  article was originally published in “The Genealogical Helper” as noted  below. It has been re-formatted and printed in the Journal - Northwest  Missouri Genealogical Society, Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall 2014, Page 3. The  article describes Frederick J. Yehle, my great uncle, a Catholic  Priest, and how I researched his records and what was found. The  reformatted version was designed to provide guidance on finding actual  sources. The article can be found in the Membership section of the NW Missouri Genealogical Society website. 

Researching My Father and the War

[Article only, without appendix]

This  article was originally submitted to “The Genealogical Helper”. It was  accepted but was never printed as the magazine went out of business in  early 2009. I used a variety  of sources to establish information that I had never known about my  father and his service in the second world war and beyond. 


World War II: A Love Story

This article was submitted to a local genealogical society in April 2011 as part of a writing contest. The article is based on a journal kept by my father in 1942 while he was serving in the Army Air Corps. He enlisted immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. 

Genealogy / Family History


Genealogical Helper

May/June 2008, page 34

“Researching the priests in the family”

A case study in how to find documentation on Catholic priests. 

Der Blemenbaum

Sacramento German Genealogy Society

Vol. 26 No. 4, April-June 2009, page 168

This  article was based on the Genealogical Helper article of May/June 2008.  The newsletter’s editor highlights the various references used to find  information on my grand uncle, a Catholic priest. 

Compuer-Related Articles

TRS-80 Computer Magazines


80 Microcomputing

June-July 1982, page 227

“Fortran Puzzler”

This  article highlighted a problem presented as part of a Fortran  programming course. The puzzle was to find a secret code used by the  “The 57th Street Whiz Kids”. 

80-U.S. Journal: The TRS-80 Users Journal

February 1983, page 22

“TRS-80 languages”

This article lists the compilers available for TRS-80 computers. Included were Pascal, BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, and others.

Computer Club Publicity

Mission Oaks Computer Club Publicity

Various publications

This collection includes those written by me or about the club, including me in the article. At the time I was the President of the club. 

Miscellaneous Publications

German Philatelic Society 2000

German Postal Specialist March 2000, page 123

“In Search of a Stamp Catalog”

This article highlighted the search for the Michel German Specialized Catalog while touring Germany in October 1998. 

Sports Card Newsletters 

circa 1962-1964

The  early articles were in sport card publications. These publications were then merely mimeographed newsletters. I have no examples of those  articles and do not know where to find them. 

Christmas Ornaments

Each year from 1991 - 2015,  A personalized Christmas Ornament was purchased highlighting the makeup of the family as it  existed that holiday season. An attempt is made to obtain a different  designed ornament each year. This is possible often because the number  of people in the “family” changed. It is also possible, thankfully, as  the available ornaments have changed over time. The early ornaments were  purchased in the California Monterey/Carmel area. The more recent  decades were purchased at Apple Hill near Placerville at the  post-Labor Day crafts sales. See "Ornaments 1991-2015" section for the collection.  

Travel Journal

2018-03-24 - 49 - Nagasaki, Japan - Peace Park


I travel internationally on a regular basis. The following is a list of the various areas to which I have traveled since 1997. Click on the button below for a link to the most current trip photo gallery.  [Photo to left is Nagasaki, Japan - Peace Park - April 2018.]

Cruise Travel 2018

Holland America Veendam

XX 2018 - 21 Days

St. Petersberg Florida, Cuba, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Honduras

Holland America Volendam

March-April - 30 Days

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Japan

Cruise Travel 2017

Holland American Zuiderdam

October 2017 - 12 Days

Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Maine, Boston, Florida

Holland America Maasdam

March 2017 - 33 Days

Hawaii, South Pacific Islands

Holland America Volendam

January 2017 - 14 Days

Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong.

Cruise Travel 2006-2016

Gate-1 Konstain Fadi (Volga River Cruise)

September 2016 - 11 Days

Moscow to St. Petersburg

Holland America Amsterdam

November 2015 - 32 Days

Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala

Holland America Oosterdam

October 2014 - 38 Days

Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand

Holland America Rotterdam VI

September 2013 - 22 Days

Holland, Norway, Spain, Portugal

Holland America Veendam

February 2011 - 32 Days

Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Brazil

Holland America Eurodam

August 2010 - 29 Days

Holland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Scotland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland

Caribbean Princess

October 2008 - 7 Days

St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico - Wholly Genes Genealogy Cruise

Carnival Spirit

September 2007 - 12 Days

Hawaii (Kona, Kauai, Maui, Oahu) - Legacy Genealogy Cruise

Sun Princess

April 2007 - 18 Days

Aruba, Panama Canal, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, San Diego

Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

October 2006 - 7 Days

Eastern Caribbean, St. Thomas, St. Maarten

Sun Princess

July 2006 - 9 Days

Alaska (Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway), Victoria Canada

Cruise Travel 1997 - 2003

Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas

July 2003 - 6 Days

Catalina Island, Ensenada Mexico

Holland America Veendam

December 2002 - 10 Days

Montego Bay Jamaica, Cozumel Mexico [Skipped Grand Cayman]

Sea Princess

December 2001 - 8 Days

Mexican Riviera (Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas]

Carnival Elation

December 2000 - 7 Days

Mexican Riviera (Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas]

Sky Princess

June 1999 - 12 Days

Canada, Alaska (Vitoria, Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Yakutat Bay, Ketchikan)

Royal Caribbean Song of America

December 1997 - 7 Days

Mexican Riveriera (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta)

Escorted Tours 1998 - 2015

Cosmos Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia

May 2015 - 16 Days

Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden

Globus From Vienna to Istanbul

May 2015 - 15 Days

Austria, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria

Globus East Meets West

May 2014 - 14 Days

Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Turkey

Trafalgar - Best of Holland Belgium & Luxembourg

May 2014 - 11 Days

Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium

Cosmos - British Isles in Depth

May 2013 - 24 Days

United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Cardiff

Cosmos - Treasures of the Balkans & Transylvania

May 2012 - 13 Days

Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania

Cosmos Central Europe

April 2012 - 15 Days

Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

Globus Best of Germany

September 2008 - 15 Days

Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Erfurt, Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Munich

Cosmos European Masterpieces

September 2005 - 31 days

England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, San Marino, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Holland

AAA: Pleasant Holidays

May 2002 - 7 Days

Hawaii (Oahu, Maui)

Globus/Brendan Germany

October 1998 - 12 Days

Germany (Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Garmisch, Freiburg)

Additional Resources

Online Sales

I sell various items (books, Vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, Laserdiscs, sheet music, etc.) online at both amazon.com and ebay.com. My name on each site is yahoo15. 

Genealogical Societies

  • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
  • NW Missouri Genealogical Society (NWMGS)
  • Sacramento German Genealogical Society (SGGS)
  • Sacramento Family Search Library
  • Southern CA Genealogical Society (SCGS)

Family History Resources

$ Ancestry.com - Records, DNA, Trees 

$ MyHeritage.com - Records, DNA, Trees

FamilySearch - Records, Trees, FREE 

$ FindMyPast - Records, British, Irish

$ GenealogyBank - Newspapers

Family History Resources

Ancestry [$]

Ancestry.com LLC is a privately held online company based in Lehi, Utah.  The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical, historical record and genetic genealogy websites.  [Wikipedia - edited]

My Heritage [$]

MyHeritage is an online genealogy platform with web, mobile, and software products and services that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company MyHeritage in 2003. Users of the platform can create family trees, upload and browse through photos, and search billions of global historical records, among other features. [Wikipedia - edited]

Find My Past [$]

Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service owned, since 2007, by British company DC Thomson. [Wikipedia - edited]

Family Search

FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by the LDS Church. It was previously known as the Genealogical Society of Utah and is the largest genealogy organization in the world.  FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services  designed to help people learn more about their family history.  FamilySearch gathers, preserves, and shares genealogical records  worldwide. It offers free access to its resources and service online at  FamilySearch.org, one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the internet. [Wikipedia - edited]

Genealogy Bank [$]

GenealogyBank.com is a commercial genealogy  website housing a database that contains over one billion digitized  records from U.S. newspapers and historical documents for researching  family history online. Founded in 2006, GenealogyBank is a privately held subsidiary of the information company NewsBank, Inc. located in Naples, Florida and the operations offices are located in Chester, Vermont. [Wikipedia - edited]

Miscellaneous Other Resources

  • Rootsweb.com [Currently off line]
  • Newspapers.com (owned by Ancestry]
  • Fold 3 [owned by Ancestry]
  • Find-A-Grave (owned by Ancestry]
  • Billion Graves
  • Software Database Programs
    • Legacy Family Tree [owned by MyHeritage]
    • Roots Magic
    • Family Tree Maker

Genealogical Societies

Identifying a Genealogical Society

Listed are only a few of the many genealogical societies nationwide. Search for local societies or for areas that you are researching and reach out to them. 

Many societies, national and local, have seminars open to the public. Locally, in Sacramento CA, these include the Sacramento FamilySearch Library, Root Cellar Genealogical Society, The Sacramento German Genealogical Society, and others. 

National Genealogical Society [NGS]

The National Genealogical Society is a genealogical interest group founded in 1903 in Washington D.C. Its headquarters are in Falls Church, Virginia. The goals of the organization are to promote genealogical skill  development, establish high standards of genealogical research, and  increase awareness of and interest in family history. To accomplish  this, the National Genealogical Society provides educational programs,  publishes several publications in the field of genealogy, and creates  networking opportunities for its members. [Wikipedia - edited]

NW Missouri Genealogical Society [NWMGS]

The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society was formed in 1979 as a  non-profit, educational organization.  The Society's goals are to: 

  • add to the genealogical and historical knowledge of the members
  • maintain a pedigree file of its members
  • record and preserve genealogical records
  • assist members in compilation of family histories
  • further the interest in proper genealogical research methods

Sacramento German Genealogical Society [SGGS]

The  Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS), after thirty years of  service to German genealogy communities in the nation, has become known  as one of the major organizations in its field. Founded in 1983, SGGS is  registered as a  501(c)(3) public charity. 

As  we promote the search for family histories of members with a German  heritage, SGGS provides education resources for those seeking to learn  about methods of researching their German ancestry, and at the same time  seeks to increase the public’s understanding the culture and history of  ancestors who lived in German-speaking areas of Europe.

Even  though SGGS is based in Sacramento, its over 800 members live in forty  states of the United States, and in three foreign countries. [Society's Website]

Sacramento Family Search Library

Sacramento is a "Library Class" branch of the LDS  Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-renowned Family History Library. "Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility and are  generally complete with a dedicated internal computer server and a  computer catalog or card catalog of their collection. These branch  libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm  & microfiche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected  computers and microfilm & microfiche readers and some digital  scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet  access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and  several research areas.

These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time TFH  Consultants - Center (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of  volunteer staff. In many cases non-LDS volunteers serve from the  community. Local genealogy groups often support these library  facilities. [Wikipedia - edited]

Southern California Genealogical Society [SCGS]

The Southern California Genealogical Society exists to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques. The society holds a genealogical seminar generally in June of each year. [Society's Website]

Contact Me

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Yehle Genealogy

Sacramento, California 95826

Telephone: (916) 706-1148
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