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German Genealogy Books

Finding Your German Ancestors : A Beginner's Guide

Introducing the first true beginner's guide to German ancestral research.
If you haven't worked with German records before, this compact guide will warm up your cold feet quickly and make intimidating foreign sources seem like old friends in no time.

Anyone who has worked with foreign records knows that the language can be intimidating. In order to overcome this research barrier, author Kevan Hansen provides the tools and information that empower researchers to work comfortably with German records.

Finding Your German Ancestors also offers a solution to one of the largest dilemmas German researchers face: shifting national and regional borders. Due to the continual changes of boundaries and jurisdictions in historic Germany, the types of records available vary from region to region. Finding Your German Ancestors explains the current locations of records from regions with names and boundaries that have changed. It even includes information for contacting each location!

Researchers using this book will not only have a greater understanding of their ancestors' lives, but will gain a tremendous asset in finding more information on German records.

Early German Settlers of York County, Pennsylvania (Revised Edition)

by Keith A. Dull
Traces the lineages of a large portion of the German families of York County, giving exhaustive coverage of the townships of Codorus, Dover, Manchester and Shrewsbury (as the boundaries were defined at the time of the 1762 tax). Earlier and later records have been culled, sometimes reaching back to the emigrant's origins in Germany with the help of other published material.
In most cases, two or three generations are traced.
(1997), 2003, 5.5 x 8.5, index, paper, 412 pp.
Publisher: Heritage Books Inc. (October, 2003)
ISBN: 1585491608

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage (Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Ancestors)

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.

German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas

< rel=nofollowa href=""> Terry Jordan explores how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by the agricultural life in the areas of Texas where they settled. His findings both support the notion of ethnic distinctiveness and reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming techniques of their Southern Anglo neighbors.

Paperback: 261 pages
Publisher: University of Texas Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN: 0292727070

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