As you might guess, I enjoy asking people I’ve just met where their ancestors are from. Here in Cincinnati, the answer often involves Germany, so then I ask about their surnames to see if we have anyone in common. (Then I wrap it up before people start thinking I’m weird.)
Every once in awhile, someone will answer my ancestor inquiry with, “Oh, I’m a mutt” and rattle off a bunch of ancestral homelands.
Well, this is for all you genealogy mutts: The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe.
It collects genealogy research guides to 13 countries or regions of Europe, plus European Jewish ancestors. You’ll learn
- what records are available and where they’re kept
- which records you can get from here in the US using the web, microfilm, books and other sources
- how to get records from overseas
- how to deal with language barriers and boundary changes
- what websites, books, organizations and archives can help in your research
It’s a good way to get expert instructions for researching ancestors across Europe in one economical package. The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe is available now in Family Tree Shop (where you’ll see the list of countries covered).
You also can get The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe as an ebook.