GERMAN  RESEARCH  "TIPS"

                               by Tim Ostwald

 LOCATING YOUR COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA ANCESTOR USING LAND RECORDS

DETERMINING THE "REAL" NAME OF YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR

SURNAME HUNTING IN SOURCES PUBLISHED IN AMERICA

SURNAME HUNTING IN EUROPEAN SOURCES

EXTRACTING AND INTERPRETING DATES FROM CHURCH RECORDS

SEARCHING IN MICROFILMED CHURCH RECORDS

IDENTIFYING AND INTERPRETING NAMES FOUND IN CHURCH RECORDS

PLACE NAMES AND OCCUPATIONS AID IN ANCESTOR IDENTIFICATION

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IDENTIFYING AND INTERPRETING ABBREVIATIONS USED IN CHURCH RECORDS

RESOLVING DISCREPANCIES IN GENEALOGICAL DATES

PATTERNS IN 19TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN SCRIPT UPPER CASE LETTERS

FINDING AND USING MAPS AND GAZETTEERS

VISITING YOUR ANCESTRAL VILLAGE

GETTING READY FOR GERMAN RESEARCH

ACCESSING THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY LOCALITY CATALOG

FINDING GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS IN PARISHES AND ARCHIVES

FAMILY STORIES AS GENEALOGICAL SOURCES

SEARCHING IN EUROPEAN DEPARTURE LISTS

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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH USING SHIP PASSENGER LISTS

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ESSENTIALS OF GERMAN PRONUNCIATION

USING THE WERNER HACKER INDEXES

ACTION WORDS" USED IN GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS

ENGAGING A GENEALOGICAL TRANSLATOR

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USING THE INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX FOR GERMANY

STARTING, AND CONTINUING, WITH YOUR GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

ANSWERS TO SOME OFTEN ASKED GENEALOGICAL QUESTIONS

TRAVELING BY TRAIN TO VISIT YOUR ANCESTRAL VILLAGE

Immigrant Ancestor - Writing the Story of Your Immigrant Ancestor ? Part 3

USING MEYERS ORTS- UND VERKEHRS- LEXIKON GERMAN GAZETTEER

INTERPRETING SOURCE DESCRIPTIONS IN THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY
GERMAN LOCALITY CATALOG

GERMAN RESEARCH REFERENCES IN LOCAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS

USING YOUR GERMAN ? ENGLISH DICTIONARY

INTERNET WEB PAGES HELPFUL FOR GERMAN RESEARCH

A BUSY PERSON?S STRATEGY FOR ?LEARNING A LITTLE GERMAN?

TOURING YOUR ANCESTRAL VILLAGE BY AUTOMOBILE

ASKING FOR GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH HELP

Searching On German Web Sites

Strategy For WritingThe Story of Your immigrant Ancestors - Part 2

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RESEARCH STRATEGY FOR THE EASTERN PROVINCES OF THE GERMAN EMPIREPART 1

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Getting Ready to Write The Story of Your Immigrant Ancestors

LEARNING A LITTLE GERMAN - NOUNS

PRUSSIAN MILITARY RECORDS ? PART 1 ? 1714 TO 1806

COMPUTER NAVIGATION ON GERMAN WEBSITES

GERMAN MAP

GERMAN SCRIPT

Conversion Table ? French Republican to Gregorian Calendar

RESEARCH IN THE PFALZ

EMIGRATION PERMITS - A Free Citizen Leaves Württemberg in 1860

ANSWERS TO SOME GERMAN RESEARCH QUESTIONS

THE FRENCH REPUBLICAN CALENDAR

FINDING YOUR ANCESTOR WHO LIVED IN A GERMAN CITY

RESEARCH STRATEGY FOR THE EASTERN PROVINCES OF THE GERMAN EMPIREPART 2

CLUES FROM HETRINA (HESSIAN SOLDIERS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

CORRESPONDENCE STRATEGY

SOME BASIC PATTERNS IN 19TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN SCRIPT