In this episode:
- 101 Best Websites: National Archives of Norway
- Family Tree University: Discovering Your Czech and Slovak Roots
- Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider Blog:
- MyHeritage, FamilySearch Form Partnership to Exchange Technologies and Records
- FamilySearch Partners With Findmypast.com Owner D.C. Thomson
Religious records are key to tracing your German roots in Germany. Rick Crume stops by to guide us to our German ancestor’s church records using the six steps he outlines in his article Going to Church from the November 2013 issue of family Tree Magazine:
#2 Identify your immigrant ancestor’s parish
#3 Check online church records
#4 Rent FamilySearch microfilm
#5 Write to German churches
#6 Contact German Archives
Get the Family Tree Magazine October/November 2013 Issue featuring Rick’s article:
101 Best Websites: National Archives of Norway
Researchers with Czech or Slovak roots often battle certain brick walls—do surname issues, border changes and language troubles sound all too familiar to you? Lisa A. Alzo, a specialist in Eastern European genealogy, and she discusses some of the tools and tricks for tracking down those hard-to-find ancestors from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Czechoslovakia, which she covers in her Family Tree University class, “Discovering Your Czech and Slovak Roots: Strategies for Searching Over Here and Over There.”
Here are Allison’s picks for this month from the Family Tree Shop Store!
- Ethnic Collections: Irish Genealogy, German Genealogy, Polish Genealogy and Scandinavian Genealogy.
- Genealogist’s Guide to Ethnic Names eBook and related eBooks focusing on specific heritage groups.