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German parish registers are an indispensable resource in German genealogy. Yet, many of us hesitate because of the difficulties in reading these rich mines of information. Despite these challenges, you can train yourself to read and interpret enough of the records to make substantial progress on your genealogy. They are most powerful when used in combination. As with any new skill, you will improve with practice.
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Explore your Germanic heritage from the comfort of your own computer! Trace Your German Roots Online highlights important German resources on popular genealogy websites including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, as well as lesser-known resources such as Archion.de. With helpful illustrated step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. In addition, this book contains links to the best websites to consult when answering key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place names to locating living relatives in the old country.
Trace Your German Roots Online features:
- Tips to find and use German databases, records, and research tools on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and other popular genealogy websites
- Guidance for helpful German-focused research websites, including help translating foreign-language sites
- Recommended websites for accomplishing key German research tasks
- Worksheets to log research progress and at-a-glance guides to help you identify important terms and resources
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- Deciphering German Script by Gail Blankenau. February 10.
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- Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. February 22.
- Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. March 1.
- 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega. March 8.
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- Why are Irish records so weird? by John Grenham. March 15.
- Are You My Grandpa? Men of the Same Name by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG. March 21.
- Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. March 22.
- Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research by Craig Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. March 29.
- Preserve, Share, and Search Your Digital Pictures with Google Photos by Geoff Rasmussen. April 5.
- Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists by Lisa Alzo. April 12.
- Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps by Eric Basir. April 14.
- The Genealogy in Government Documents by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. April 18.
- Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records by Mary Hill, AG. April 19.
- Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. April 26.
- Researching Criminal Records by Ron Arons. April 28.
- Take Me Back to Where I Belong: Transportation Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau by Angela Walton-Raji. May 3.
- Beginning Danish Research by Charles Fritz Juengling, AG. May 10.
- New York City and State Governmental Vital Records by Jane Wilcox. May 12.
- MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. May 16.
- Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern Genealogist by Thomas MacEntee. May 17.
- WikiTree: Free for All without a Free-for-All by Eowyn Langholf. May 24.
- The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors by Michael L. Strauss, AG. May 31.
- Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. June 7.
- How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA by Blaine Bettinger. June 14.
- What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing by Diahan Southard. June 16.
- Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find Jacob Bush's Father by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. June 20.
- Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun by Pat Richley and Russ Worthington. June 21.
- Canada's Top 10 by Kathryn Lake Hogan. June 28.
- Censational Census Strategies by Mary Kircher Roddy. July 5.
- Google Books: the tool you should use every day! by Lisa Louise Cooke. July 12.
- Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs by Jared Hodges. July 14.
- Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research by Angela Packer McGhie, CG. July 18.
- The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG. July 19.
- Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It by Janet Hovorka. July 26.
- Tracing Your West Country Ancestors by Kirsty Gray. August 2.
- A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. August 9.
- Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen. August 11.
- Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG. August 15.
- Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories by Ursula C. Krause. August 16.
- How to do Mexican Research and Be Successful by Jonathan Walker. August 23.
- Getting Started with Evidentia by Edward A. Thompson. August 30.
- Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist by Geoff Rasmussen. September 6.
- Finding Isaac Rogers by Nicka Smith. September 13.
- The ABCs and 123s of Researching Your Ancestor's School Records by Melissa Barker. September 15.
- When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion? by Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL. September 19.
- WolframAlpha for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee. September 20.
- Quick Guide to Texas Research by Deena Coutant. September 27.
- No Easy Button: Using “Immersion Genealogy” to Understand Your Ancestors by Lisa Alzo. October 4.
- Southern States Migration Patterns by Mary Hill, AG. October 11.
- Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace by Pat Richley. October 13.
- Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard by David Ouimette, CG. October 17.
- The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy by Gena Philibert-Ortega. October 18.
- Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. October 25.
- Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece by Luana Darby and Ursula C. Krause. November 1.
- New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs by Michael L. Strauss, AG. November 8.
- Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence by Jill Morelli. November 10.
- British and Irish research: the differences by Brian Donovan. November 15.
- Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required by Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG. November 21.
- Understanding Alabama by Rorey Cathcart. November 29.
- Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas. December 6.
- I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes by James M. Baker, PhD, CG. December 13.
- Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth by Jill Morelli. December 15.
- The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. December 19.
- Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogist by Rorey Cathcart. December 20.
- Problems and Pitfalls of a Reasonably Shallow Search by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. December 27.
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