A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage
The latest book in our highly successful 'Discovering Your Ancestors' series, this hands-on guide addresses virtually every aspect of tracing ... Show synopsis The latest book in our highly successful 'Discovering Your Ancestors' series, this hands-on guide addresses virtually every aspect of tracing Germanic lineage. Written for beginners, Anderson and Thode cover the basics of genealogy, clearly explaining how to plan, organize and begin searching. They also discuss the unique challenges associated with Germanic ancestral research and offer proven ways to overcome them-including how to locate and interpret vital and emigration records. In addition, this guide provides a history of Germanic countries and their changing boundaries to help researchers find their villages of origin and determine the events that led their ancestors to emigrate. From naturalization to name changes, actual case studies of both typical and atypical Germanic genealogies demonstrate how to 'solve' a research mystery, and comprehensive listings of Germanic archives, research forms, letter-writing examples and maps will save genealogists hours of additional work.