Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Finding Your German Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Finding Your Ancestors) 1St Edition Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
From the early Germanic tribes that spread west on the European continent clashing with the Romans, the rise of the Germanic Holy Roman Empire and the German Franks all the way up to the loose confederation of principalities, duchies and free cities the first part of the book takes you on a journey into an area far larger than the modern Germany of today without sounding like a history textbook. The book covers the first Germanic immigrants to come to America in 1562 and the first permanent Germantown settlement in Philadelphia in 1683.
Many came to escape religious persecution and the ravages of the Thirty Years War. My own German ancestors were the Palatines of the lower Rhine,who came here in the years 1700-1710 financing their voyage through the British government who used the intolerable situations to recruit families to work the English plantations, such as Robert Livingston's vast holdings in the areas of New England. Many would finish their indentured service to go on and make their own way, fighting in the Revolutionary War and taking positions of leadership in their new home. The vast exodus of German immigrants continued well into the 1800's as famines struck and the Germanic areas of Europe stayed in a continuous state of war.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoy reading this history of my ancestors and Germany.Published 4 months ago by Delores Ebbert
Very helpful resource. I've learned a great deal from it and it's encouraged me to follow different paths to find my ancestors.Published 6 months ago by Proud Cheapskate
it was priced right at.1 cent. not worth the time it took to read it.Published 9 months ago by val D. sharp
book came as promised and in good shape. Really started reading it last night and I think it will be helpful.Published 17 months ago by Joanne French