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A guide to tracing one's German ancestry in Europe using family trees, immigration records, church records, and archives. Includes a directory of German genealogical organizations in Germany and North America.
This extensive and Internet-savvy resource offers winning techniques for tracing one's family tree. Exhaustive and immediately useful, the book delivers critical tools and proven techniques for undertaking research with results. 500 full-color photos and illustrations.
Provides information on online and print resources, finding relevant records, and traditions and historical events to help find European ancestors.
This updated edition of “In Search of Your German Roots” is designed to help you trace your German ancestry; not only in Germany but in all the German- speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. Like all books by Angus Baxter, it shows you how to conduct your research by correspondence and e-mail; how to work in your own home, at your computer, using the resources of libraries and archives or the records of church and state.Thanks to the Internet, it's much easier to search for your German ancestors today than when the book was originally written. All of the major archives and many of the smaller ones, as well as church parishes, have websites containing contact information and information on their holdings. Correspondence can now often be handled more quickly and less expensively via e-mail. An ever increasing number of databases with information relevant to German ancestor-hunters—passenger lists, cemetery records, surname directories, etc.—has greatly improved opportunities for research.While these developments in no way alter the nature of the records or the research techniques described in this work, readers should be aware that the growing list of websites, online databases, and CD-ROMs devoted to German genealogy have made the task of locating your German ancestors immeasurably easier.This edition of the book includes website and e-mail addresses whenever possible, covers the newest facilities and records available to researchers, and lists the online resources that will be invaluable in your search.
Vol. 1 A-K; Vol. 2 L-Z; Vol 3 Appendix to Vol. 2 and Supplement of Sept 1913.
Discusses German and German American history and culture with specific instructions for researching German family history.
"The Family Tree Guide Book" combines genealogy basics, online directories and region-specific travel information to create an invaluable reference that's perfect for beginning and experienced genealogists.
An annotated guide to business and industrial directories, professional and scientific rosters, and other lists and guides of all kinds.
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