In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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.
From The Critics
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: 9780806311142
  • Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 289

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Foreword vii
Introduction to Europe 1
The LDS Church Records 9
Jewish Records 19
Albania 31
Andorra 32
Austria 33
Belarus 48
Belgium 50
Bosnia and Herzegovina 58
Bulgaria 60
Croatia 63
Cyprus 66
The Czech Republic 68
Denmark 78
Estonia 88
Finland 90
France 98
Germany 111
Greece 158
Herzegovina (see also Bosnia and Herzegovina) 161
Hungary 162
Iceland 172
Italy 176
Kosovo (see Yugoslavia)
Latvia 185
Liechtenstein 188
Lithuania 190
Luxembourg 192
Macedonia 194
Malta 196
Moldova 198
Monaco 199
Montenegro (see Yugoslavia)
The Netherlands (Holland) 201
Norway 220
Poland 230
Portugal 240
Romania 247
Russia 251
San Marino 257
Serbia (see Yugoslavia)
Slovakia 258
Slovenia 262
Spain 264
Sweden 273
Switzerland 281
Ukraine 292
Vojvodina (see Yogoslavia)
Yugoslavia 294
Bibliography 303
Genealogical Societies and Web Sites 309
Index 313
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