Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
5:00PM - 6:00PM

German Church Record Scans: Evaluate What You See

Presenter: James M Beidler


Church records have been called “the heart and soul of German genealogy” for the simple reason that they were virtually the only recordings of births, marriages and deaths in the German states for centuries. Digitizing them has been wonderful, but in some cases researchers need to be careful to discern what they are looking at - originals or copies.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
Topic:
Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records
Focus:
German