James M. Beidler came by his German genealogy expertise honestly – it took him more than 20 years of searching to find any ancestry that wasn’t from Germany! Beidler is a columnist for German Life magazine and is considered a go-to person for German genealogy articles and lectures. He has written two books on researching the genealogy of German-speaking peoples. He also has expertise in the genealogy of the people of his native Pennsylvania, newspapers, and land records.
It's Finally Here!
Trace Your German Roots Online, by James M. Beidler,
This informative publication shows researchers how to explore their Germanic heritage from the comfort of their computer. This book highlights important German genealogy resources on popular websites, including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org as well as lesser-known sites like Archion.de. Readers will learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. Additionally, readers will learn the best websites to consult to help answer key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place-names to locating living relatives in the old country. An ideal companion to author James M. Beidler's Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, this book has the tools you need to take your German genealogy research to the next level.
Read Roots & Branches, the only syndicated weekly column on genealogy in Pennsylvania – featured in the Lebanon Daily News.
Search roots branches at LDNews to view an archive of the column.
Family Tree University
FTU is an online education program from the publishers of Family Tree Magazine, America’s No. 1 family history magazine. For more than 10 years, they have been publishing magazines and books designed to help genealogists explore their family history.