Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?
Now you can, with the help of researcher and traveler Carolyn Schott and the newly expanded third edition of "Visiting Your Ancestral Town. Schott’s strong storytelling and practical tips create an approachable guide that will inspire you to trace your family’s history and visit the towns they once called home.
Schott has been a lifelong traveler. The exploration of her own heritage has taken her to Germany, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, and Poland. Along the way, she’s sampled Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) at a German village festival; celebrated Easter in Moldova; hiked through rural cemeteries with a broken foot; found herself in a protest in Kyiv, Ukraine; and learned to appreciate the bonding powers of a good vodka. Her experiences will encourage others to seek out the same life-changing adventures while exploring their family heritage.
The third edition includes a comprehensive guide to genealogy research, as well as new sections on getting started with DNA and experiencing the foods and daily lives of your ancestors.This is your essential toolkit for getting the most out of a trip to discover your own family roots.
Reviews from the first edition: “‘Visiting Your Ancestral Town’ … is a [sic] absolute treasure trove of material for the Genealogist who has decided that birthday dates and death certificates are not enough to understand his/her ancestors.” “Genealogy has always intrigued me, but the overwhelming amount of information that one has to sift through and dissect, has kept me from putting anything more than my toe into those waters. Ms. Schott's book makes it seem possible to take the plunge.” (Amazon reviews)
|Publisher:||Footsteps Media LLC|
|Edition description:||3rd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)|
About the Author
Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, and Poland. Along the way, she's sampled Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) at a German village festival; celebrated
Easter in Moldova; hiked through rural cemeteries with a broken foot; found herself in a protest in Kyiv, Ukraine; and learned to appreciate the bonding powers of a good vodka.
Carolyn has more than 20 years of genealogy experience. She's one of the founders of the Black Sea German Research group
(blackseagr.org), and formerly a board member of the Germans from
Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) and editor of the GRHS Heritage
Review. Her writing has received several awards from the International
Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and she is a regular speaker on genealogy-related topics.
Table of Contents
Why Visit an Ancestral Town?
Discovering Your Ancestral Town
Strategies for Successful Research
Searching Your Roots with DNA
Locating Your Ancestral Town
Planning Your Trip
Seeking Out Social History
The Trip of a Lifetime
Appendix: Tools and Travel Resources
- Standards of Proof
- Planning Checklist
- Planning Resources