The Family Tree Guide Book to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Tracing Your Genealogy in Europe

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 272 pages
Author: A. Dolan & the editors of Family Tree Magazine
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781440333477
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, maps, addresses, appenidx, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

Trace the path of your ancestors without getting stuck in the mud! 'The Family Tree Guide Book to Europe' provides beginner-friendly, how-to instruction on finding your European ancestors.

This one-of-a-kind collection provides invaluable information in a single source. Each of the fourteen chapters is devoted to a specific country or region of Europe. The authors have extensively researched each region to bring you the essential records and resources for charting your family tree, including:

  • Specific online and print resources for Europe, including 700 websites
  • Contact information for more than 100 archives and libraries
  • Help finding relevant records
  • Traditions and historical events that may affect your family's past
  • Historical time lines and maps for each region and country

Tracing your European ancestors can be a challenging voyage. Not only does this book give you easy to read text, nice clear maps and plenty of website addresses, it also provides an introduction into each area's history, plus the basic how-tos of finding and using relevant records, including Internet mailing lists, organisations, archives and libraries, genealogy societies, periodicals, vital records and more ...

'The Family Tree Guide Book to Europe' will start you on the right foot to identifying your roots and following your ancestors' winding journey through history.

England and Wales
- Denmark
- Finland
- Norway
- Sweden
The Benelux Region
- Belgium
- The Netherlands
- Luxembourg
Germanic Region
- Austria
- Germany
- Switzerland
Eastern Europe
- Albania
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Bulgaria
- Carpathian Rus
- Croayia
- Czech Republic
- Hungary
- Macedonia
- Romania
- Serbia
- Slovakia
- Slovenia
Russia and Baltic Region
- Russia
- Ukraine
- Belarus
- Estonia
- Latvia
- Lithuania
- Moldova
Spain and Portugal
Your European Jewish Ancestors
Appendix A. Online Translators
Appendix B. Passenger Arrival Records
Appendix C.'s Immigration Collection
Appendix D. Genealogy Glossary: Duth, French, German, Spanish

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  • Helpful resource

    Posted by Bettina Douglas on 25th May 2020

    I got this book because half of my family tree is Swiss and I have been unsure how to tackle that research. Attempts to enlist cousins to the cause has been unsuccessful :-(
    The entry on Switzerland in this Guidebook is brief, but I feel more confident about making a start. I hope I can report a breakthrough in due course.
    There is also useful general information and advice and some appendices and glossaries at the end.

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