Millions of American have German ancestry that can be traced to early Pennsylvania. Author James Beidler shares good practices and common mistakes in researching our German American ancestors.
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- The two waves of German immigrants into Pennsylvania
- Underutilized resources in genealogy research
- Common mistakes in German research
- Why you need good maps of the right time period
- The upcoming International German Genealogy Conference
- And a big surprise for me at the end of the episode!
Lots of great tips to research your German ancestors!
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- James Beidler’s website for his books and upcoming lectures – jamesmbeidler.com
- The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide
- Trace Your German Roots Online
- The Best of “Roots & Branches” – 5th Ed.
- Legacy QuickGuide: German Genealogy
- The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide
- The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany
- Jim’s current newspaper columns – roots-branches.com
- International German Genealogy Conference – all virtual July 17th—24th, registration discount through March 2021 – https://iggpartner.org
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