In Search Of Your European Roots. A Complete Guide To Tracing Your Ancestors In Every Country In Europe. Third Edition

In Search Of Your European Roots. A Complete Guide To Tracing Your Ancestors In Every Country In Europe. Third Edition

by Angus Baxter
     
 

This work is designed to guide the reader through the complexities of genealogical research in Europe, whether done in person or by correspondence. It covers the various types of genealogical records available in each country, where they are found and how they are used. With up-to-date information on church, state, and provincial archives (including current addresses)… See more details below

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This work is designed to guide the reader through the complexities of genealogical research in Europe, whether done in person or by correspondence. It covers the various types of genealogical records available in each country, where they are found and how they are used. With up-to-date information on church, state, and provincial archives (including current addresses), and a discussion of the characteristics of each area and the ways in which they affect the research process, it opens up great possibilities for tracing ancestors in Europe.

Described in detail are the archival resources of each country from the national to the local level; the location of church records and census returns; the systems of civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths; and how to find and use such records as certificates of domicile, orphan lists, emigration registers, guild records, internal passports, confirmation records, and even vaccination lists. Besides the customary revisions and updates, this new Third Edition includes--for the first time-- telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, fax numbers, and URLS for most of the major European archives and organizations. Furthermore, now that the dust has settled on the historic upheavals of the �90s, it deals authoritatively with changes brought about by the unification of Germany, the break-up of the Soviet Union, and the dismemberment of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books
A convenient and easy-to-use source for genealogical information, this book belongs in all libraries, preferably with extra copies to circulate.l
Library Journal
If your library can afford only one European genealogy source book, make it this one.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Baxter provides a great deal of useful information concerning genealogical sources located in 31 continental European nations. (For Ireland and Great Britain, see his earlier work, In Search of Your British and Irish Roots ). Names of officials and agencies and addresses of archives and record centers are listed, and a recommended procedure for both approach and access is given for each. Areas of greatest strength are nations in Western Europe. Difficult areas, i.e., the USSR, Turkey, and Bulgaria, remain difficult, but Baxter's thorough treatment does provide some hope. Included are worthwhile sections on tracing Jewish ancestry and accessing Mormon records and a solid list of genealogical organizations. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. William B. Martin, Upsala Coll. Lib., Sussex, N.J.
Now in a completely revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition, Angus Baxter's In Search Of Your European Roots continues to be the premier guide for the novice genealogist seeking trace ancestors in any and every country throughout Europe. The location of each country's national and municipal archives is recorded, in addition to the location of church records, census returns, the system of civil registrations of births, marriages, and deaths, along with pertinent recommendations on finding and using such records as foundling books, orphans' lists, certificates of domicile, guild records, internal passports, confirmation records, and vaccination lists. Here are a highly recommended wealth of telephone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, and website addresses for most of the major European archives and genealogically relevant organizations. Of special note in this new edition is the attention paid to the changes brought about by German reunification, the break-up of the Soviet Union, and the dismemberments of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia into smaller political states.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806316574
Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,469,969
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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