German Genealogy Cheatsheet – Reviewed

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Confused by German Genealogy? I Was Too.

If you’re just getting started in German Genealogy, or are confused by the (seemingly) constant border and boundary changes, this cheat sheet might be just the ticket for you.

I purchased my German Genealogy cheat sheet from FamilyTreeMagazine for less than $10. The eight-page PDF is crammed with information on useful websites, German spelling variants, online German dictionaries and atlases, and tips for finding your ancestral village.

I started my German genealogy research knowing only the surname (Breul/Broyles) and the approximate date of their arrival in America. Although I consider myself to be a knowledgeable and experienced U.S. researcher, when it came to Germany I was totally clueless. That’s why I picked up the cheat sheet as well as a few other German resources.

One thing I really like about the cheat sheet (other than the great information) is the fact that if I didn’t want to use it as a digital PDF file, because it’s only eight pages, I could print it out without using a lot of ink or paper.

If you’re new to German Genealogy like I was, I can highly recommend this “getting started” cheat sheet.

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