The last week has been very busy and exciting for me. My webinar “So You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What” was released last Friday, April 12, 2019, as a bonus for subscribers of Legacy Family Tree Webinars.
This week I did a live presentation of “Boost Your German Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions,” also at Legacy. This webinar will be available for free until next Wednesday, April 24, 2019. After that only subscribers may access it. Check it out if you get a chance!
In the first webinar, I explain how to work through spelling, legibility, and phonetic issues that you might encounter with German town names. I then guide you through the process of finding where church records are located. Tips on learning to read those records once you find them are discussed next.
I didn’t have time to cover as much as I wanted in that webinar. So, I asked Legacy to add to their blog my article “Finding German Church Records in Overseas Archives.” In that post, I explain how you go about finding German church records that are not digitized and available online.
My second webinar, “Boost Your German Research,” does a deep dive into understanding the history of a town. The process of governing a town or area often creates records. Finding all the jurisdictions that a town belonged to in its history improves your chances of finding many more records. The idea is to move beyond the church records and identify what else might be available.
I hope you have a chance to check out some of these items. If you have any questions, please post them below. I look forward to hearing from you!