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Description - Trace Your German Roots Online by James Beidler

Unlock answers about your German ancestors without leaving home. This guidebook shows how to use online resources to extend your German family tree. 'The German Genealogy Online Sourcebook' shows researchers how to explore their Germanic heritage from the comfort of their computer. The book highlights important German genealogy resources on popular genealogy websites, including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, as well as lesser-known German sites. Readers will learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers. Additionally, readers will learn the best websites to consult to answer key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place names to locating living relatives in the old country. SELLING POINTS: This book, focusing specifically on online research tools for German genealogy, is a companion and follow-up to the strong-selling Family Tree German Genealogy Guide--pairing two of genealogy's hottest topics. Features step-by-step guides to accessing online resources, from the massively popular Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to lesser-known niche sites useful to German researchers. More than 50 million Americans have German ancestry (making it the largest single European ethnic group), and the availability of online genealogy resources to serve that market is increasing. 75 b/w images

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781440345180
ISBN-10: 144034518X
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Family Tree Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Beidler

James M. Beidler came by his German genealogy expertise honestly: It took him more than 20 years of searching to find any ancestry that wasn't from Germany! Beidler is the author of the Family Tree German Genealogy Guide (Family Tree Books, 2014), a columnist for German Life magazine, and a "go-to" expert for German genealogy articles and educational programs. Jim writes the award-winning weekly newspaper column "Roots & Branches"-the only syndicated genealogy feature in Pennsylvania-and edits Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. Jim is a frequent contributor to periodicals ranging from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to Family Tree Magazine. His speaking credits include all the nation's largest genealogical conferences, as well as the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009. Jim also teaches online courses and webinars for Family Tree University.

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