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German Research Series – Larry Jensen (Oct 2020)

Unfortunately, these classes were not recorded. However, the handouts that were given are attached below.

1. Determining Places of Origin of German Emigrant Ancestors – U.S. and European Sources

2. Using German Reference and Research Tools

3. Understanding German Records and Jurisdictions

4. Understanding German Historical Background

30 Years War Destruction

Boundary Changes


5. Understanding German Cultural Background

Month Names

Latin Names

Name Forms

Naming Practices

French Calendar

German Cultural Divisions – Map

6. Using German Maps and Atlases

Myers Gazeteer – City Maps

Use of Maps & Atlases in German Research

7. ABC’s of German Research

8. Resolving German Research Problems

German Records from the DDR

Pedigree Analysis

Naming Practices

Other Resources

German Settlements

Origins & Destinations

Finding Places of Origin

Causes of German Immigration to America

Famous German-Americans

German Cultural Districts

Records Found in Printed Sources

German Fonts (zip file)

Using the Meyers Gazetteer

Advanced German Reference and Research Tools

German Cultural Areas

Maps of the German Empire of 1871

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