There are more historical newspaper resources than you think--and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names, but also information important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what you can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers. The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide features: Tips and techniques for finding crucial genealogy records in newspapers, such as birth announcements, obituaries, and even news reports Step-by-step guides for using popular online newspaper databases such as GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com Case studies that will put information found in newspapers to use
Discover your Scottish roots! You take the high road, and I'll take the low--and your family tree will be in Scotland before you know it. This book will help you uncover your Scottish heritage, from identifying your immigrant ancestor to tracking down records in the old country. With help from Scottish genealogy expert Amanda Epperson, you'll learn about church records, civil registrations, censuses, and more, plus how to find them in online databases and in archives. Inside, you'll find: Basic information on how to start family history research, including identifying and tracing immigrant ancestors Step-by-steps for finding and using records from both the United States and Scotland Crash-course guides to Scottish history, geography, surnames, and naming conventions Whether your ancestors hail from the Highlands or the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, this book will help you grow your family tree in Scotland.
Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!
Presents easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. The book also includes tips on using free databases and genealogy apps.
Gehören auch Sie zu den Leuten, die sich vorgenommen haben, die Ihre Vorfahren einmal unter die Lupe zu nehmen und einen richtigen Familienstammbaum zu erstellen? Dann sollten Sie nicht länger zögern und Ihr Vorhaben in die Tat umsetzen - denn dieses Buch ist Ihr optimales Startpaket! Die Genealogie-Experten April und Matthew Helm zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie mit Ihren Nachforschungen geschickt beginnen und dabei das Internet als wichtiges Instrument bei der Informationssuche nutzen können. Erste Anlaufstellen für Ihre Recherchen finden Sie in dem umfangreichen, aktualisierten Genealogie-Webverzeichnis des Buches. Es geht natürlich auch darum, wie Sie Ihre gesammelten Daten mit Hilfe eines Genealogie-Programms als ansehnlichen Stammbaum präsentieren und via Internet mit anderen Forschern zusammenarbeiten. Sie erfahren: * Wie Sie Ihre Recherche starten und organisieren * Welche Quellen Sie on- und offline nutzen sollten * Was Sie mit Genealogie-Programmen alles anstellen können * Wie Sie spannende Familienstammbäume erstellen * Wie Sie von die Erfahrung anderer Ahnenforscher nutzen * Worauf Sie bei der Formulierung genealogischen Anfragen achten sollten * Wie Sie mit Suchmaschinen und Datenbanken richtig umgehen Auf der CD-ROM: * Genealogische Share- und Freeware: Brother's Keeper, Ages!, Paff, MacStammbaum u.v.m. * Zahlreiche nützliche Web-Tools * Die wichtigsten Websites von geneology.net
Discover your Irish roots! Trace your Irish ancestors from American shores back to the Emerald Isle. This in-depth guide from Irish genealogy expert Claire Santry will take you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of discovering your Irish roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestor, find your family's county and townland of origin, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree. With historical timelines, sample records, resource lists, and detailed information about where and how to find your ancestors online, this guide has everything you need to uncover your Irish heritage. In this book, you'll find: The best online resources for Irish genealogy Detailed guidance for finding records in the old country, from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Helpful background on Irish history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems Whether your ancestors hail from the bustling streets of Dublin or a small town in County Cork, The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Ireland.
Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research. In this book, you'll find The best online resources for Polish, Czech, and Slovak genealogy, plus a clear research path you can follow to find success Tips and resources for retracing your ancestors’ journey to America Detailed guidance for finding and using records in the old country Helpful background on Polish, Czech, and Slovak history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns How the Three Partitions of Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire affect genealogical research and records Information on administrative divisions to help you identify where your ancestors' records are kept Sample letters for requesting records from overseas archives Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems Whether your ancestors hail from Warsaw or a tiny village in the Carpathians, The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Eastern Europe.
A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.
This is a step-by-step guide to using the wealth of online records to trace your family tree from your own computer, without the need to travel to national and regional record offices. Whether you are a novice or an experienced genealogist, and whether you plan to devote just a few hours of your time or embark on a life-time hobby, this book will guide you through the mass of records available - birth, marriage and death, the census, and much, much more - so that you can trace your line back hundreds of years. You will also learn how to upload your results to the internet, both to preserve your family's heritage and to connect with relatives, so that you can exchange photos and reminiscences. Contents: Welcome!; 1. What the internet offers the genealogist; 2. How to start; 3. Finding records of birth, marriage and death; 4. Using census records; 5. Other major sources; 6. Military; 7. Wills and where to find them online; 8. Migration; 9. Newspapers; 10. Occupations; 11. The poor and workhouse records; 12. Noble ancestors; 13. Directories; 14. School and university records; 15. Working with the wider context; 16. Family medical history; 17. DNA; 18. Working with names; 19. Recording your family tree; 20. Online recording options; 21. Problems of online trees; 22. Finding living relatives; 23. Genealogical miscellany; 24. Accent and dialect; 25. Final; Key websites; Index
„Wie kann man verstehen, wer man ist, wenn man nicht weiß, woher man kommt?“ Sie lebt seit über 12 Jahren in New York, ist verheiratet mit einem amerikanischen Juden und fühlt sich deutscher als jemals zuvor. Woher kommt das? Und wer ist sie eigentlich? Die preisgekrönte, 1977 in Karlsruhe geborene Autorin und Illustratorin Nora Krug fragt sich, was Heimat für sie bedeutet, und unternimmt eine literarisch-grafische Spurensuche in der Vergangenheit ihrer Familie: Was hatte Großvaters Fahrschule mit dem jüdischen Unternehmer zu tun, dessen Chauffeur er vor dem Krieg gewesen war? Und was sagen die mit Hakenkreuzen dekorierten Schulaufsätze über ihren Onkel, der mit 18 Jahren im Zweiten Weltkrieg fiel? Ihre gezeichneten und handgeschriebenen Bildergeschichten fügt Krug mit Fotografien, Archiv- und Flohmarktfunden zu einem völlig neuen Ganzen zusammen. „Heimat“ ist ein einzigartiges Erinnerungskunstwerk, in dem Familiengeschichte auf Zeitgeschichte trifft. Ein Graphic Memoir, lebendig, wahr und poetisch erzählt. Dieses eBook beinhaltet farbige Abbildungen und Illustrationen mit handgeletterten Texten. Es ist für die Darstellung auf Tablets optimiert.
Es ist ein Schock, der ihr ganzes Selbstverständnis erschüttert: Mit 38 Jahren erfährt Jennifer Teege durch einen Zufall, wer sie ist. In einer Bibliothek findet sie ein Buch über ihre Mutter und ihren Großvater Amon Göth. Millionen Menschen kennen Göths Geschichte. In Steven Spielbergs Film «Schindlers Liste» ist der brutale KZ-Kommandant der Saufkumpan und Gegenspieler des Judenretters Oskar Schindler. Göth war verantwortlich für den Tod Tausender Menschen und wurde 1946 gehängt. Seine Lebensgefährtin Ruth Irene, Jennifer Teeges geliebte Großmutter, begeht 1983 Selbstmord. Jennifer Teege ist die Tochter einer Deutschen und eines Nigerianers. Sie wurde bei Adoptiveltern groß und hat danach in Israel studiert. Jetzt ist sie mit einem Familiengeheimnis konfrontiert, das sie nicht mehr ruhen lässt. Wie kann sie ihren jüdischen Freunden noch unter die Augen treten? Und was soll sie ihren eigenen Kindern erzählen? Jennifer Teege beschäftigt sich intensiv mit der Vergangenheit. Sie trifft ihre Mutter wieder, die sie viele Jahre nicht gesehen hat. Gemeinsam mit der Journalistin Nikola Sellmair recherchiert sie ihre Familiengeschichte, sucht die Orte der Vergangenheit noch einmal auf, reist nach Israel und nach Polen. Schritt für Schritt wird aus dem Schock über die Abgründe der eigenen Familie die Geschichte einer Befreiung.
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
A recent Maritz Poll reported that 60% of Americans are interested in their family history. And with good reason. Through genealogy, you can go back into history to meet people who have had more influence on your life than any others -- your ancestors. And the better you get to know your ancestors, the better you will get to know yourself: the who's and what's and why's of you. Barbara Renick, a nationally-known lecturer on genealogy, tells the uninitiated researcher the steps needed to find out who their ancestors really were, and brings together for even the more experienced genealogical researchers the important principles and practices. She covers such topics as the importance of staying organized and how to go about it; where and how to look for information in libraries, historical societies, and on the internet; recognizing that just because something is in print doesn't mean it's right; and how to prepare to visit the home where your ancestors lived. Genealogy 101 is the first book to read when you want to discover who your ancestors were, where they lived, and what they did.
Making genealogy easy and accessible to everyone, this guide is packed with useful information and presents a common-sense approach, advising on everything from websites to war records, how to organise research and the joy of piecing it all together.
Praise for the 1st Edition "Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide with everything for the beginner – and perhaps something for the more experienced too." –Family History Monthly "There is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out." –Ancestors Navigate your way through your family's past Interested in family history? Keen to discover who your ancestors really were? Want to find out more from the comfort of your own home? If so, this book is for you. Walking you through the process of researching, organising and presenting your family tree online, this expert guide makes it simple. So what are you waiting for? Get plugged in and start tracking down your ancestors today! Lay the groundwork – take the first steps on your genealogical journey and start searching for evidence Find out about your ancestors – discover who your predecessors were and where they came from Get to grips with research tools – find the best online and offline archives and dig deeper into your family's past Present your results effectively – compile your findings into a family tree and create a place to host your material online Open the book and find: What clues you can get from photos, letters, diaries and your relatives The best genealogy websites in the UK and around the world How to get the most out of archives and documents Techniques for creating family history charts on your computer The advantages of coordinating your hunt with other researchers Ways to share research online Tips and tricks for building a family history web page Learn to: Get the most out of genealogy websites and resources Store and organise information on yourcomputer Create your family tree and host it online
Die große neue Stimme aus den USA Imbolo Mbues hochgelobtes Debüt erzählt die unvergessliche Geschichte zweier Familien unterschiedlicher Herkunft, die in New York kurz vor der Bankenkrise aufeinandertreffen. Die Lehman-Brothers-Pleite bringt nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch ihr Wertesystem gehörig durcheinander. Jende Jonga hat es endlich geschafft, seine Frau und seinen kleinen Sohn aus Kamerun nach Amerika zu holen. Das Glück scheint komplett, als Jende den Job als Chauffeur von Clark Edwards, einem Manager der Lehmann Brothers Bank, ergattert. Und Mrs Edwards engagiert Jendes Frau sogar als Haus- und Kindermädchen in ihrem Sommerhaus in den Hamptons. Die beiden Familien könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein und wollen doch dasselbe: ihren Kindern eine gute Zukunft bieten. Allerdings ist das Leben der Bankerfamilie längst nicht so perfekt und glamourös, wie es zunächst scheint. Als Lehman Brothers pleitegeht, ist die Fassade nicht mehr aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Jongas versuchen verzweifelt, Jendes Job zu retten – auch um den Preis ihrer Ehe. Das Leben der beiden Paare wird dramatisch auf den Kopf gestellt und Jende sieht sich gezwungen, eine unmögliche Entscheidung zu treffen. Ein hochaktueller, brillant geschriebener Roman über Familie, Immigration, Heimat und Gesellschaft, der uns alle angeht.
This is a much-needed guide to genealogy software. Along with a variety of other useful features it comprises reviews of the major software programs, including commercial & shareware software as well as utilities. We are all painfully aware of the fact that genealogy software changes rapidly, & indeed over the last few years countless genealogy programs have been orphaned with outdated interfaces, inadequate features, & little or no author support, so for this reason the book concentrates solely on software that is current & is still supported by the author or publisher. In addition, new versions of existing software & frequently released updates result in a quagmire of options & choices, so a guide such as this is not only essential for the computer genealogist, it is absolutely indispensable. Bearing in mind some concerns that might be paramount to the reader, the author tackles a number of frequently asked questions before launching into her software reviews, answering such key questions as the following: Why use genealogy software? What equipment do I need? How do I choose & evaluate a program? What are the different types of software available to me? And where can I buy this software? With such questions authoritatively addressed, the author goes on to list each program's major features; but rather than a mere litany of details, functions, & common characteristics, she tries to provide a sense of what the program actually feels like, providing over eighty sample reports & screen shots of the major genealogy programs & software utilities. In this context it is important to note that only IBM compatible software is reviewed here; Macintosh & other platforms, however, are listed & briefly described.
For the patron who thinks she can trace her lineage back to the Mayflower or the student trying to find the beginnings of his family tree, family history is an individualized and often specialized strand of research. Now James Swan, a librarian and genealogist with forty years of experience, helps to make any librarian an expert in genealogy. He covers the research process in detail and shows where to find and how to use all the documents involved - censuses, birth, marriage and death Certificates, and many often-overlooked personal papers. Methods for improving library service to patrons, including building collections, acquiring and preserving local data, identifying and accessing remote resources, and more are covered in-depth. An entire section is devoted to a step-by-step guide for constructing a family history, which can be used by librarians, archivists, family history workers or interested amateurs. A checklist of key indexes and databases is included to ensure thorough research. Sections for technology link users to the genealogical resources on the Web. The companion CD provides hyperlinks for all the recommended Web sites and 25 printable charts, lists, and forms (includ
"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.

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