In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 2008 - Reference - 122 pages
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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.
 

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In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe

User Review  - Henrietta Verma - Book Verdict

Though he's still credited on the cover, Baxter passed away in 2005. This work is an update and revision by Marian Hoffman (Genealogical & Local History Books in Print) of the 2008 edition by the ... Read full review

In search of your German roots: a complete guide to tracing your ancestors in the Germanic areas of Europe

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This fourth update of Baxter's popular title takes the search to the net and includes web site and email addresses wherever possible among its resources. The focus isn't just on Germany but on of all Europe's Germanic areas. Read full review

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The late Angus Baxter is also the author of "In Search of Your British & Irish Roots," "In Search of Your Canadian Roots," and the prize-winning "In Search of Your European Roots.

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