So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Apr 12, 2019
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Introduction
4m 41s
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Why Can't I Find It?
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Know Jurisdictions
9m 43s
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Change Your Mindset
7m 38s
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Key German Words
2m 41s
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Online Resources
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Using Church Records
13m 51s
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Source Citations
2m 59s
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Civil Records
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Other Record Types
8m 17s

About this webinar

Finding your ancestor’s town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how you go about getting records from the other side of the ocean. This webinar focuses on getting records created in the areas that became part of the German Empire. Highlights include:

  •     Verifying that you have a town that truly exists and where it is located
  •     Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
  •     Finding the historical governmental jurisdictions for that town
  •     Finding the records for that town
  •     Useful aids for reading these records will be discussed
  •     Tips on hiring a professional in Germany, should that be necessary

 

 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, is the owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover
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