Podcast Episode 35: Researching German Americans with James Beidler

Podcast Episode 35: Researching German Americans with James Beidler

Millions of American have German ancestry that can be traced to early Pennsylvania. Author James Beidler shares good practices and common mistakes in researching our German American ancestors.

Topics Discussed:

  • The two waves of German immigrants into Pennsylvania
  • Underutilized resources in genealogy research
  • Common mistakes in German research
  • Why you need good maps of the right time period 
  • The upcoming International German Genealogy Conference
  • And a big surprise for me at the end of the episode!

Lots of great tips to research your German ancestors!

Watch on YouTube

  • James Beidler’s website for his books and upcoming lectures – jamesmbeidler.com 
    • The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide
    • Trace Your German Roots Online
    • The Best of “Roots & Branches” – 5th Ed.
    • Legacy QuickGuide: German Genealogy
    • The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide
    • The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany

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