Finding German Ancestors: Tips from James Beidler


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This video is Amy Johnson Crow interviewing James Beidler.

If you’ve had challenges finding your German ancestors, don’t despair. It can be difficult, due to a lack of nationwide records and a language that gets garbled on this side of the pond. German genealogy expert James Beidler shares his tips for narrowing down where to look. 

James Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Book and Trace Your German Roots Online. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.