The Geography of Genealogy in Europe

Dave Obee
Apr 8, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 17s
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Introduction
24m 46s
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Find place of origin
7m 49s
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Maps and atlases
4m 44s
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Gazetteers
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Finding aids
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

It takes a few special tricks to find places in Germany and points east. The researcher can save time by consulting the best sources. This lecture includes several samples from the problems Dave has been asked to solve over the years.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dave Obee is a journalist and genealogical researcher who has written a dozen books and given more than 700 presentations at conferences and seminars in Canada, the United States and Australia since 1997. He is Editor and Publisher of the T
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    Ann Cox
    1 month ago

    Very much informative. For the mechanics, I was glad to learn about other geographical map sites and see some comparisons. Maps from different years of the same place, I can see is often crucial. Your insight that boarders changed often and continue to change, perhaps daily and weekly in your example of Ukraine right now. I am currently doing some research for a friend on his Hungarian family. It was helpful to understand why I am finding births reported in Hungary and Austria for the same person.

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    Traci S. Thysell-McPherson
    1 month ago

    Dave, you are a Plethora of Knowledge on the Use of Maps for Genealogy, a Case Study in the History of a Place. This was wonderful! So timely. Sad, but also a reminder of what is truely important as far as the lost records are concerned verses loss of or harm to loved ones. I do just wish I could browse your library & sit in your presence to learn from you. Can’t wait until your next webinar.

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    Lynda Ovington
    1 month ago

    Was impressed by the speakers knowledge base. Wish he’d mentioned his own foreign language facility and how he picked up familiarity in the written and spoken languages. Appreciated the speaker emphasizing the importance of all documents – even more recent ones that lead you back on a timeline, and collecting/saving the documents when you first encounter them. Good geography lesson and really a whirlwind tour of changing boundaries from the beginning of the 20 century up to current time.

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    Kay Morrison
    1 month ago

    Thanks for all your time and preparation for this webinar. It was very interesting and I learned a lot!

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    Merridee Pavlenko
    1 month ago

    lots of information, maps, name changes and history, Thank you Dave

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    Annette Weiss
    1 month ago

    loved the maps, and so relevant to today’s Ukraine struggles!

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    Jenny Marsden
    1 month ago

    Excellent! This map/gazetteer/geography/history/genealogy junkie is very, very happy! Will be checking out all past, & future sessions by Dave Obee!

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    Janice Brown
    1 month ago

    Absolutely fascinating – and one of the older maps of Poland even showed the town a cousin’s ancestors came from in the mid-19th century! Thank you so much. I’ll definitely be re-watching the recording.

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