Unlock answers about your German ancestors without leaving home. This guidebook shows how to use online resources to extend your German family tree.
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 the author of the Family Tree German Genealogy Guide (Family Tree Books, 2014), a columnist for German Life magazine, and a go-to expert for German genealogy articles and educational programs. Jim writes the award-winning weekly newspaper column Roots & Branches -the only syndicated genealogy feature in Pennsylvania-and edits Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. Jim is a frequent contributor to periodicals ranging from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to Family Tree Magazine. His speaking credits include all the nation's largest genealogical conferences, as well as the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009. Jim also teaches online courses and webinars for Family Tree University.