Tracing yours and others' ancestry
The world and your family history is at your finger-tips ...
Sometimes, very old information can not be found with very new technology. That's when you actually have to get off your butt and leave the house.
go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS.) and visit one of their Family History Centers (FHC) and run a computer check to see if your family name appears on the International Genealogical Index (IGI.) This may provide you with the general kingdom, duchy, province, (whatever) where your family name appears. It is then up to you to contact the genealogical association from that area. 1995-4
Be sure to check all available U.S. sources: local church records, citizenship papers, census reports, passenger lists, social security files, war records (civil, WWI, WWII, etc) which may list the origin of birth. 1994-11
Käthe Kollwitzstr. 82
tel +49(341)401 1113
The Center won't provide you with your family tree, but promises to answer specific questions (the more specific, the better your chances of success!) Their collection includes 100,000 personal documents and 16,000 church registers (dating back to the sixteenth century) and basic information on more than 1.4 million people is available.
P.O. Box 20554
San Jose, CA 95160
email GERMNHERTG@AOL.COM 1994-7
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