Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The first class is called "Lesson 1 - Kurrent Letters" and is approximately 15 minutes long.
The second class is called "Lesson 2 -- Making Words in Kurrent" and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
You can access these and other genealogy lessons here on the FamilySearch website.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The best way to access the German genealogy databases on RecordSearch is to click through. (If you use the search box on the home page, you will only get matches to the databases with indexes; you will not get any matches to those databases with images only).1. Start at the Home page.
2. Click on the EUROPE label on the map.
3. Scroll down to the database list for GERMANY (the countries are not in alphabetical order).
4. Select the database you want to search. (See list below.) The Germany Baptisms, Germany Burials, and Germany Marriages databases have search boxes to use to search the data. The Germany, Brandenburg and Germany, Posen Church Book Duplicates collections do not have any indexed data available to search at this time; you will need to browse through the images.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I'm the first to admit that German family history is not the easiest thing to do; there are countless challenges to thwart your attempts to locate your German ancestors. But discovering your German ancestors is possible. You just need to tap into that German stubbornness and persist!