Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about the emigration of Pennsylvania Germans from their homeland. We talk with Alice Childs, Accredited Genealogist Professional, about the steps required for a German emigrant to leave Germany. We also talk about the voyage and ship records. This episode also includes a discussion of the guiding principles to follow when researching Pennsylvania Germans, like employing FAN methodology and identifying the proper jurisdiction.
Part 2: Pennsylvania Germans: Journey to a New Land by Alice Childs – https://familylocket.com/part-2-pennsylvania-germans-journey-to-a-new-land/
Part 3: Pennsylvania Germans: Guiding Principles for Research by Alice Childs – https://familylocket.com/part-3-pennsylvania-germans-guiding-principles-for-research/
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Thank you, thank you!! This episode was so helpful. My great grandfather came to this country in 1860 from Mecklinburg/Schwerin area. Even though it wasn’t to the Pennsylvania area, (his family all went to Toledo, Ohio), I could never figure out why he and all his siblings had such long names. All the documents I have found are so confusing because I couldn’t figure out the names and who was who. Doubling confusing is reading the handwriting of old German. I lived in Germany for three years in the early 80s and speak some German. But old German is a whole other entity to decipher. :)) All the resources Alice discussed in this podcast helps even for those of later generations that immigrated. I just love all your podcasts and am so thankful you have the calling to help others with our genealogical searches.
We’re so glad that the podcast series is helping you with your German research! Best wishes as you continue discovering your ancestors.