Research guide to German-American genealogy
St. Paul, MN :
German Interest Group, Branch of Minnesota Genealogical Society,
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- This guide is a successor to Beginning Research in Germany, but it has been expanded to include three times as much information. Among the new or expanded features are: 1) Considerable more comprehensive and detailed information concerning the 24 European countries in which ethnic Germans lived. 2) A new chapter on religion, which is vitally important for tracing Germanic ancestors. 3) New chapters on personal names and place names to help you solve the puzzles created by inadequate or inaccurate information. 4) A new chapter on Canada and additional material concerning German emigration to Australia and Latin America complement the material on migration to the U.S. 5) Substantially more information about German and other foreign languages in connection with writing to Europe, as well as for deciphering, reading and translating genealogical materials and an expanded German wordlist, as well as sample letters and information about reading Gothic script. 6) A dateline of historic events relevant for genealogical research, as well as additional maps, as handy reference tools for your research"