FORSCHUNGSHILFE

                                  Research Tips And Techniques For Finding Your Germanic Speaking Ancestor

                                      By L. T. Ostwald, 600 Juniper Av., Boulder CO 80304, 303-443-9466

                                    

                                                                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

 1.  Locating Your Colonial Pennsylvania Ancestor Using Land Records – Jan - 1990, Revised Jan 2009

2.  Determining the "Real" Name of Your Immigrant Ancestor - April 1990

3.  Surname Hunting in Sources Published in America - Aug 1990

4.  Surname Hunting in European Sources - Jan 1991

5.  Extracting and Interpreting Dates from Church Records - April 1991

6.  Searching in Microfilmed Church Records - Aug 1991

7.  Identifying and Interpreting Names Found in Church Records - Dec 1991

8.  Place Names and Occupations Aid in Ancestor Identification - Mar 1992

9.  Identifying 19th Century German Script Characters - June 1992

10. Identifying and Interpreting Abbreviations Used in Church Records - Sep 1992

11. Resolving Discrepancies in Genealogical Dates - Dec 1992

12. Patterns in 19th Century Handwritten Script - Upper-Case Letters - Mar 1993

13. Visiting Your Ancestral Village - June 1993

14. Searching 19th Century Passenger Arrival Lists and Indexes - Sept 1993

15. Finding and Using Detailed Maps and Gazetteers - Jan 1994

16. Accessing the Family History Library Locality Catalog - May 1994, Revised May 2009

17. Finding German Church Records in Parishes and Archives - Sept 1994

18. Family Stories as Genealogical Sources - Jan 1995

19. Searching European Departure Records and Indexes - April 1995

20. Getting Ready for German Research - Sept 1995

21. Review of Beginning German Genealogical Research - Dec 1995

22. Using the Werner Hacker Indexes - Mar 1996

23. "Action Words" Used in German Church Records - June 1996

24. Engaging a Genealogical Translator - Sept 1996

25. Essentials of German Pronunciation - Feb 1997

26. Using Meyers German Gazetteer - June 1997

27. Answers to Some Often Asked Genealogical Questions - Sept 1997

28. Interpreting Source Descriptions in The FHL German Locality Catalog - Dec 1997

29. Using the FHL International Genealogical Index for Germany - Jan 1998

30. Clues From HETRINA (Hessian Soldiers in the American Revolution) - Sept 1998

31. Correspondence Strategy - Dec 1998

32. Using Your German-English Dictionary - March 1999

33. German Research References in Local Family History Centers - June 1999

34. Internet Web Pages Helpful for German Research - Sept 1999

35. A Busy Person's Strategy for "Learning a Little German" - Dec 1999

36. Touring to Your Ancestral Village by Auto - March 2000

37. Research Strategy for the Eastern Provinces - Part 1 - June 2000

38. Research Strategy for the Eastern Provinces - Part 2 - Sept 2000

39. Research in the Pfalz - March 2001

40. Traveling By Train to Visit Your Ancestral Village - Sept 2001

41. Emigration Permits - A Free Citizen Leaves Württemberg in 1860 - Dec 2001

42. Finding Your Ancestor Who Lived in a German City - June 2002

43. Answers to Some German Research Questions - Dec 2002

44. Computer Navigation on German Web Sites - Mar 2003

45. The French Republican Calendar - July 2003

46. Asking for German Genealogical Research Help - Sept 2004

47. Learning A Little German - Nouns - March 2005

48. Prussian Military Records-Part 1 – Historical Background 1714 to 1806 - Sept 2005

49.  Search German Websites

50.  Getting Ready to Write the Story of Your Immigrant Ancestors  Part 1.

51.  Getting Ready to Write the Story of Your Immigrant Ancestors  Part 2.

Appendix

 

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