Our goal is to provide superior self-help literature to assist the family history researcher in becoming more proficient in reading
and deciphering words and names in German vital records. Please take a moment to browse our online catalog of German family history
German Census Records 1816-1916, published by Family Roots Publishing and available here at a 10% discount, just appeared in June 2016! 250 8½x11 pages, perfect binding, containing some color images.
What the experts have to say:
What a happy ending! After all these years, family historians are no longer discouraged by futile searches into that formerly hidden and unorganized body of German censuses. Let's sit back and listen to the cheers from both sides of the water! —Shirley J. Riemer, author of German Research Companion and editor of Der Blumenbaum
Dr. Minert's stupendous work has opened up a new world for German researchers. No longer must one lament that census records are inaccessible or even "non-existent." He has made census records known and accessible. All German genealogists should have this book and make it a standard reference in their research. —Dr. Fritz Juengling, Research Specialist, Family History Library
This is truly a groundbreaking work! Roger Minert refutes the conventional knowledge that censuses were not taken in most German lands, with numerous examples proving that they do exist. He not only describes censuses taken in the German Empire, state by state, but gives pointers on where to obtain them. This opens a whole new realm to explore. —Ernst L. Thode, author and lecturer in Germanic family history
This book draws the attention of historians and genealogists to almost totally unknown resources. This is an amazing treasure for research in the German Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Roger Minert introduces researchers to the development and nature of census records and he encourages us to seek out and utilize those records. This is a gigantic step for genealogy in Germany. —Dirk Weissleder, President of the Federation of German Genealogy Societies
German Research Companion
Updated & Expanded Third Edition
Finally, the long-awaited revised third edition of The German Research Companion is available.
This book, often referred to as "the bible of German family history," provides an exceptionally wide range of helpful information
on hundreds of topics related to German research, all thoroughly indexed for easy reference. It is intended to accompany the
German family historian on trips to libraries, archives, and workshops.
Since publication of the first two editions, The German Research Companion has become a popular
tool among German genealogists. Family historians will find it to be one of the most complete and up to date works on German research currently available.
In fact, it is the only book in print that covers the amazingly wide range of material needed . . .
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