A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors

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Betterway Books, Feb 12, 2012 - Reference - 306 pages
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Discover your roots!

This guide provides proven strategies for tracing your family history, whether it originates in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Alsace Lorraine, or other Germanic regions. From maps and translations to pedigree charts, inside you'll find the information you need, featuring basic instruction for gathering, verifying, recording and organizing your findings.

Inside you'll find:
  • a brief history of Germany and Germanic emigration
  • methods of tracking down information here and abroad
  • techniques and translations for reading Germanic records
  • German word lists including occupations, relationships and surnames
  • listings of German genealogical societies and archives

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Getting Started
The Challenges You Will Face
The ChallengesYou Will Face
Visiting theFamily History Library or Family History Center
A Brief Historyof Germany and German Emigration
Causes ofEmigration Immigration to America 6 How to ReadGermanic Records
Visiting the Family History Library or Family History Center
APPENDIX A German Word Lists
APPENDIX B Germanic Archives and Societies
Germanic LetterWriting Guide
APPENDIX CGermanic LetterWriting Guide

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