Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy: Tracing Your European Roots

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Genealogy expert W. Daniel Quillen offers valuable tools and resources for anyone wishing to know more about their European ancestors.

The United States is largely a nation populated by people of European roots, and many do-it-yourself genealogists find themselves in need of scouring European records to find their ancestors. This volume of Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy shows readers how to do their own ...

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Overview

Genealogy expert W. Daniel Quillen offers valuable tools and resources for anyone wishing to know more about their European ancestors.

The United States is largely a nation populated by people of European roots, and many do-it-yourself genealogists find themselves in need of scouring European records to find their ancestors. This volume of Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy shows readers how to do their own research to uncover their European ancestry. This book will cover the following topics:
· Where to find European records
· How to access European records
· How to use the Internet to help you in your search
· Pitfalls and issues in obtaining European records
· Research tips for England, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and other European nations

Genealogy remains America’s favorite hobby, and Americans of European descent will find a treasure trove of information in this book!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593601553
  • Publisher: Cold Spring Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 335,687
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Daniel Quillen has been practicing and teaching genealogy for more than twenty years. He is the author of several books on genealogy including Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 9

2 The Basics 12

Patronymics 13

Spelling Woes 14

US Records First 18

What's in a Name? 18

Know Your History 19

Ethnic Gatherings 19

Religion 20

A Few Helpful Hints 20

3 Clues & Hints 26

Family Tradition / Legend / Knowledge 26

Immigration & Naturalization Records 27

Emigration Records 29

US Census Records 29

Passport Applications 33

Histories / Biographies 33

4 Research Tools 36

Websites 36

Books 37

Country- and record-specific websites 37

Genealogy Societies 39

5 Your British Roots 41

Key Records 42

Censuses 42

Civil Registration 44

Parish Registration 44

Wills & Probate Records 45

Helpful Websites 46

National Archives 48

British Names 49

6 Your Czech & Slovak Roots 51

Key Records 51

Civil Registration 51

Church Records 52

Helpful Websites 52

Archives 55

Sample Letters 56

Genealogy Terms in Czech and Slovak 60

Months of the Year 62

Czech and Slovak Names 63

7 Your French Roots 66

Key Records 66

Civil Registration - Departments 66

Censuses 67

Parish Record 68

Wills & Probate Records 68

Helpful Websites 69

Sample Letters 72

Genealogy Terms in French 74

Months of the Year 76

French Names 76

8 Your German Roots 79

German States 79

Patronymics 80

Immigration Records 82

Emigration Records 84

Clan Books 86

Sample Letters 87

Genealogical Terms in German 89

Months of the Year 91

German Names 91

9 Your Irish Roots 95

Geographical Units 97

Key Records 98

Censuses 98

Civil Registration 99

Helpful Websites 100

National Archives 103

Going to Ireland 104

Irish Names 107

10 Your Italian Roots 111

Key Records 111

Censuses 111

Church Records 112

Civil Registration 113

Military Records 113

Province Archives 114

Helpful Websites 115

Sample Letter 118

Genealogy Terms in Italian 120

Months of the Year 122

Italian Names 122

11 Your Polish Roots 125

Censuses 127

Passports 129

Obituaries 130

Passenger Lists 132

WW I & WW II Draft Registration Cards 132

Partitioning of Poland 133

Helpful Websites 135

Polish State Archives 136

Church Records 137

Civil Registration 139

Sample Letter 142

Genealogy Terms in Polish 144

Polish Names 146

12 Your Portuguese Roots 149

Portuguese Naming Trends 150

Key Records 151

Censuses 151

Church Records 151

Civil Registration 152

National Archives 152

District Archives 152

Helpful Websites 152

Professional Genealogists 155

Sample Letter 155

Genealogical Terms in Portuguese 157

Months of the Year 159

Portuguese Names 160

13 Your Spanish Roots 163

Key Records 163

Censuses 163

Church Records 165

Civil Registration 166

State Archives 167

Helpful Websites 168

Sample Letter 171

Genealogical Terms in Spanish 173

Months of the Year 175

Spanish Names 175

Index 178

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