Time & Place – Finding Your German Ancestors in Old Country


Target your family history research:

1.Ancestors Village of Origin

  • Within Germany – area colonized by your ancestor?

2.German History

  • Federal level – no centralized system for record keeping

3.Geography of Germany

  • Topography
  • Social Organization

4.Länder– State

5.Kreis – County

6.Gemeinden– Community / Township

Time & Place – Finding Your German Ancestors in Old Country

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