Those who trace their lines back to 1709 Palatine immigrant Friederich Merckel of Haßloch (now Germany) should be interested in the new research of Dr. Douglas E. Miracle. Doug has extended the Merckel search to German records and has identified Friederich’s father as well as a number of siblings. He has published the material in a booklet covering that generation of the Merckel family as well as maps, photographs, area history, and the all-important *sources.* This alone could save many tedious hours of searching microfilms and avoid the sorry habit of copying baseless data from online GEDCOMs. Doug says he's keeping the sales price for the materials low in order to promote the correction of many online errors. When purchased from the author, the the paperback is $16.00 mailed in the US and $18.50 mailed to Canada. The PDF version on CD disc is $11.00 mailed in the US and $13.50 mailed to Canada. Discounts of $2.00 each apply to additional copies. The booklet, CD, or details are available from Doug Miracle at firstname.lastname@example.org . Some details and a preview are available on the publisher's website, http://www.lulu.com/shop/dr-douglas-miracle/the-merckel-family-of-ha%C3%9Floch-c1670-to-c1770/paperback/product-20184475.htmlhttp://www.lulu.com/shop/dr-douglas-miracle/the-merckel-family-of-ha%C3%9Floch-c1670-to-c1770/paperback/product-20184475.html.