Researching Your German Ancestors

Kory Meyerink
Jun 6, 2012
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Speaker's Introduction
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German Ancestry
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The German Language
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Interchangeable Letters
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Classes of German Words
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Rules for Understanding
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German Places
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Parish Registers
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Civil Registration
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Societies and Periodicals
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Published Sources
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Family History Library
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

More Americans have German ancestry than any other ethnic group and German research sources are some of the most detailed and helpful in all of Europe, so what are you waiting for? Most German families can be documented back to the 1600s and this webinar will help you get started. You don’t need to speak German or travel to Germany to have wonderful research success. We’ll cover the basics, including the language, records, places and the tools you need to begin your journey to find your German ancestors.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Kory Meyerink is accredited in four areas (Germany, Midwest, Eastern and New England U.S.), specializing in tracing the origins of German and Dutch immigrants. He developed instructional and reference material for the thousands of Family History C
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