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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records
Military records for Germany are an underutilized resource. Because there was no unified Germany prior to 1871, one must search for records under prior jurisdictions. Many records have not survived. This talk will walk through the steps of finding the records that do exist. It will highlight military records available for the former Kingdom of Hanover, which claims a rich collection.
Military records for Germany are an underutilized resource. Because there was no unified Germany prior to 1871, one must search for records under prior jurisdictions. Many records have not survived. This talk will walk through the steps of finding the records that do exist. It will highlight military records available for the former Kingdom of Hanover, which claims a rich collection.
Fri, September 3 2021: 9:00 UTC
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What to Call That German Place?
Because of the non-linear history of German-speaking lands, describing to what political entities a village belonged requires two or more iterations depending on the time periods involved. Learn the best practices for recording German place names.
Because of the non-linear history of German-speaking lands, describing to what political entities a village belonged requires two or more iterations depending on the time periods involved. Learn the best practices for recording German place names.
Fri, May 28 2021: 18:00 UTC
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Leaving a paper trail – Other German sources besides church books and civil records
If the church records have been fully searched or if they have been lost, e.g. because of the wars, then there are many other ways to find the German ancestors and fill their life stories with life. While church books still remain the number one source for genealogical research in…
If the church records have been fully searched or if they have been lost, e.g. because of the wars, then there are many other ways to find the German ancestors and fill their life stories with life. While church books still remain the number one source for genealogical research in…
Fri, April 9 2021: 0:00 UTC
1:08:43
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Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families
With German speakers being the largest non-British group of migrants to Australia in the nineteenth century, many Australians find a German line that needs researching. Issues such as name changes, language barriers and identifying place of origin, however, hold some researchers back, but more often than not records exist online…
With German speakers being the largest non-British group of migrants to Australia in the nineteenth century, many Australians find a German line that needs researching. Issues such as name changes, language barriers and identifying place of origin, however, hold some researchers back, but more often than not records exist online…
Tue, September 1 2020: 0:00 UTC
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1:30:10
Discover the Holdings of German Archives
German archives hold many records valuable for expanding our genealogical research. Church records not available digitally may be waiting in archives. State and local archives may contain emigration, court, tax, and other records to fill in our ancestor’s story. This webinar will explain how to find relevant archives and discover…
German archives hold many records valuable for expanding our genealogical research. Church records not available digitally may be waiting in archives. State and local archives may contain emigration, court, tax, and other records to fill in our ancestor’s story. This webinar will explain how to find relevant archives and discover…
Tue, May 19 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:22:41
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Leveraging MyHeritage's German Resources Effectively
Researching German ancestors? Learn about the German historical records you can find on MyHeritage and how to make the most of them.
Researching German ancestors? Learn about the German historical records you can find on MyHeritage and how to make the most of them.
Tue, May 12 2020: 0:00 UTC
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Emigration via Hamburg
From historic documents you can learn first-hand the statistics behind a big business, the human tragedies as well tips on how to research your emigrant ancestors from German and other European States.
From historic documents you can learn first-hand the statistics behind a big business, the human tragedies as well tips on how to research your emigrant ancestors from German and other European States.
Fri, March 13 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:20:01
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A la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists
The borders of German-speaking lands in Europe followed a non-linear pattern that is at first difficult to unpack. Learn about the gamut of on- and off-line tools to overcome this difficulty.
The borders of German-speaking lands in Europe followed a non-linear pattern that is at first difficult to unpack. Learn about the gamut of on- and off-line tools to overcome this difficulty.
Wed, November 20 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Online German Church Registers, Duplicates and Substitutes
No genealogist with German-speaking ancestors avoids using church records, and the good news is that many more of them are coming online in digital form.
No genealogist with German-speaking ancestors avoids using church records, and the good news is that many more of them are coming online in digital form.
Fri, November 15 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Get With the Times: German Newspaper Research
Germany does not have large subscription-based websites for accessing newspapers for genealogical research. In spite of that fact, there are thousands of digitized German newspapers available online. Many of them are free. Learn where they are and how to access them.
Germany does not have large subscription-based websites for accessing newspapers for genealogical research. In spite of that fact, there are thousands of digitized German newspapers available online. Many of them are free. Learn where they are and how to access them.
Fri, August 2 2019: 0:00 UTC
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(German) Auswanderung aus Deutschland in die weite Welt – Ursachen, Umstände und Zeugnisse
Im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert sind Millionen Menschen über die Häfen in Hamburg und Bremen in ferne Länder auf der anderen Seite des Atlantiks ausgewandert. Dieser Vortrag nennt neben einem geschichtlichen Abriss der deutschen Auswanderung auch die Gründe für diesen großen Schritt. Es werden entscheidende Aspekte der Auswanderung aufgezeigt…
Im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert sind Millionen Menschen über die Häfen in Hamburg und Bremen in ferne Länder auf der anderen Seite des Atlantiks ausgewandert. Dieser Vortrag nennt neben einem geschichtlichen Abriss der deutschen Auswanderung auch die Gründe für diesen großen Schritt. Es werden entscheidende Aspekte der Auswanderung aufgezeigt…
Wed, May 8 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this…
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this…
Wed, April 17 2019: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master –Finding the Mother Church
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
The Two Colonial Georgias
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
Understanding the history of a state will help you find genealogical records when searching before they became a state and to recognize names and places in their research. Georgia operated under two different government structures before the Revolutionary War and was the only state that stayed mostly under the control…
Understanding the history of a state will help you find genealogical records when searching before they became a state and to recognize names and places in their research. Georgia operated under two different government structures before the Revolutionary War and was the only state that stayed mostly under the control…
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC
Court Records for People of Color Family History Research
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC
What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of…
What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of…
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC
Fri, November 19 2021: 19:00 UTC
Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada
Fri, November 19 2021: 19:00 UTC
Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of…
Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of…
Fri, November 19 2021: 19:00 UTC
Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
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Comment suivre un ancêtre huguenot hors de France après 1685
Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Si vous avez des ancêtres protestants, vous devez déjà avoir eu bien des difficultés à retrouver les actes les concernant lors de la période dite du « Désert » après 1685. Mais avez-vous déjà cherché si un membre de la famille avait pris le chemin de l’exil et rejoint un…
Sun, November 28 2021: 13:00 UTC
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
Genealogy a la carte – Using Australian historical maps in your research
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family's places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.
There is an abundance of Australian maps available online that help depict your family's places of importance – and even more available in libraries and archives around the country.
Wed, December 1 2021: 1:00 UTC
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
Documenting Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
English speakers can now learn details about what happened to relatives or a community in the Holocaust by Bullets. Review documentation from this important era including access to Russian Extraordinary Commission files; German Einsatzgruppen Reports; Yahad-In Unum eyewitness video; USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies; Yizkor Books; Yad…
Thu, December 9 2021: 1:00 UTC
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
Fri, December 17 2021: 19:00 UTC