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Webinar: Germany’s Mega Genealogy Site

I am excited to announce that I have a pre-recorded webinar that was released today at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. It is all about how to use the website hosted by the Verein für Computer Genealogie [Society for Computer Genealogy] called CompGen for short. In the past, I have blogged about parts of this website.… Continue reading Webinar: Germany’s Mega Genealogy Site

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GOV (Geschichtliches Ortsverzeichnis) – Historical Gazetteer

You may be asking yourself, “What is a gazetteer and why do I care?” A gazetteer is like a dictionary of place names. It tells you valuable information about the place in question. There is not necessarily a map component in a gazetteer. A historical gazetteer, such as the GOV, tells about places that historically… Continue reading GOV (Geschichtliches Ortsverzeichnis) – Historical Gazetteer

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Dictionaries on CompGen

If you do German research, there is a German website that you want to become familiar with, if you aren’t already. is the website of the Verein für Computergenealogie (Society for Computer Genealogy), a German genealogy group that has created a goldmine of free online information. There are so many treasures tucked away, that… Continue reading Dictionaries on CompGen