The recording of last night's webinar, "Zigzagging through German Church Records" by Jim Beidler is now available to view for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for a limited time. Lots of great comments:
- Excellent--Jim gave me lots of leads to follow for my German ancestors! Thank you!
- Good descriptions of types and time periods for records. Samples of records seemed to represent the various quality of records to be found.
- Great summary of what we might find in various types of German records
- Legacy has the BEST genealogical webinars ever.
View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "Zigzagging through German Church Records" PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.
Jim's Book: The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide - 24.99 19.95
Explore Your German Ancestry!
Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage, whether your ancestors came from lands now in modern-day Germany or other German-speaking areas of Europe, including Austria, Switzerland, and enclaves across Eastern Europe.
In this book, you'll learn how to:
- Retrace your German immigrant ancestors' voyage from Europe to America.
- Pinpoint the precise place in Europe your ancestors came from.
- Uncover birth, marriage, death, church, census, court, military, and other records documenting your ancestors' lives.
- Access German records of your family from your own hometown.
- Decipher German-language records, including unfamiliar German script.
- Understand German names and naming patterns that offer research clues.
You'll also find maps, timelines, sample records and resource lists throughout the book for quick and easy reference. Whether you're just beginning your family tree or a longtime genealogy researcher, the Family Tree German Genealogy Guide will help you conquer the unique challenges of German research and uncover your ancestors' stories.
Paperback: 240 pages, 9" x 7"
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