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

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