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The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe

Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe

By Allison Dolan

Format: Paperback

SKU# U8146

Most of our family trees contain a mix of national backgrounds. If yours does, look into this book: It has guides to help you research ancestors from 14 countries or regions of Europe, with details on important records, printed and online resources, archives and historical background.

- Diane Haddad, Family Tree MagazineEditor

Inside you'll find:

  • Detailed chapters on each area of Europe
  • A compete overview of genealogy research strategies for each country/region
  • Timelines of social, political and military events that may have impacted ancestors’ lives
  • Detailed maps of each country/region
  • Detailed resources list that include contact information for organizations and archives, books and websites.

Countries covered include:

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Carpathian Rus
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England and Wales
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Plus a chapter devoted to tracing European Jewish Ancestors

Here is a sneak preview of Tips you'll get from the Family Tree Guidebook to Europe:

  • The best place to begin researching an ancestor’s home village is at your own home. Talk to your relatives and ask them for copies of family documents such as birth certificates, passports, naturalization records, correspondence and other papers likely to contain clues to ancestral origins.
  • To know where to look for records, you’ll need to know how boundary changes might’ve affected your family’s town (wars and political moves may have changed its name or the country it was in) and have a working knowledge of historical and current geography.
  •  Don’t expect key records to be written in English. The same applies to websites and correspondence. Therefore, you’ll want to learn some basic genealogical terms such as baptism, marriage and death; husband, wife, mother, father, occupations and so forth. The appendix of this book includes a chart with these common words in foreign languages.

Contents of The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace YOur Genealogy in Europe

Chapter 1: Ireland
Chapter 2: England and Wales
Chapter 3: Scotland
Chapter 4: Scandinavia
Chapter 5: France
Chapter 6: The Benelux Region
Chapter 7: Germanic Region
Chapter 8: Poland
Chapter 9: Eastern Europe
Chapter 10: Russia and the Baltic Region
Chapter 11: Italy
Chapter 12: Greece
Chapter 13: Spain and Portugal
Chapter 14: Your European Jewish Ancestors

SKU U8146
Author/Speaker/Editor Allison Dolan
File/Trim Size 7 x 9.13
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440333477
Number Of Pages 272

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