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'''Access Meyer’s gazetteer using one of the following methods:'''  
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=== '''Access Meyer’s gazetteer using the FamilySearch Wiki:''' ===
  
1. through www.familysearch.org
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*Click on the appropriate volume ([https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE74680&vid=FHD&vid=FHD A-K= 1], [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE74645&vid=FHD&vid=FHD L-Z= 2])  
 
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* go to www.familysearch.org
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* access the Library Catalog from the “Search records” or “Library” tabs
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*in “keyword search” enter “Meyers Orts” [ quotes and capitalization are not required.]
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*On the “results” screen, choose the entry with the full title and author “Uetrecht” (in July 2009.the 4th entry down.) 
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*click on the appropriate volume ( A-K= Vol.1, L-Z= Vol. 2)
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2. using the FamilySearch Wiki
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*Type “wiki.familysearch.org” in your Internet address window. The address will change to https://wiki.familysearch.org  
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*Click on “Germany” • Click on the link found in “research tools” on the Germany portal page
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*Click on the appropriate volume (A-K= 1, L-Z= 2)  
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*Links to Meyers Gazetteer are also found on several other FamilySearchWiki pages, including the "Germany- Gazetteers" page''' '''
 
*Links to Meyers Gazetteer are also found on several other FamilySearchWiki pages, including the "Germany- Gazetteers" page''' '''
  
'''Find the page you need'''
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=== '''Find the page you need''' ===
  
 
*Click on the first letter of the place name Note the first and last place names listed on the top of each page.  
 
*Click on the first letter of the place name Note the first and last place names listed on the top of each page.  
 
*Browse the numbered pages until you find the page that contains the needed entry.
 
*Browse the numbered pages until you find the page that contains the needed entry.
  
'''Find the entry'''
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=== '''Find the entry''' ===
  
 
Each page in Meyer’s gazetteer consists of three columns.  
 
Each page in Meyer’s gazetteer consists of three columns.  
  
To navigate on each page  
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'''To navigate on each page'''
  
 
*Click on the “maximize screen” icon in the top right corner of the screen  
 
*Click on the “maximize screen” icon in the top right corner of the screen  
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*Move the bottom scroll bar all the way to the right. Another vertical scroll bar to the left of the right marginal scroll bar allows you to move '''up and down '''on the page.  
 
*Move the bottom scroll bar all the way to the right. Another vertical scroll bar to the left of the right marginal scroll bar allows you to move '''up and down '''on the page.  
 
*Pages or sections can be printed using the “printer icon” on the top left.
 
*Pages or sections can be printed using the “printer icon” on the top left.
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=== Reading helps  ===
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A guide to the abbreviations most commonly needed by genealogists is found in [[Identifying Place Names in German documents|Identifying Place Names in German documents]]. The ''Genealogical Handbook of German Research ''by Larry O. Jensen, also explains the use of Meyer's Gazetteer. A digital copy is available [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Rg/images/Ger_BMD_RefDoc_HandbookGermanResearch.pdf here]. Both publications are available in PDF format for easy printing. Click on the PDF logo found in the top right corner of the beginning page. 
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Latest revision as of 21:09, 29 March 2013

Contents

Access Meyer’s gazetteer using the FamilySearch Wiki:

  • Click on the appropriate volume (A-K= 1, L-Z= 2)
  • Links to Meyers Gazetteer are also found on several other FamilySearchWiki pages, including the "Germany- Gazetteers" page 

Find the page you need

  • Click on the first letter of the place name Note the first and last place names listed on the top of each page.
  • Browse the numbered pages until you find the page that contains the needed entry.

Find the entry

Each page in Meyer’s gazetteer consists of three columns.

To navigate on each page

  • Click on the “maximize screen” icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • The bottom scroll bar allows you to moveleft to right across the page.
  • Move the bottom scroll bar all the way to the right. Another vertical scroll bar to the left of the right marginal scroll bar allows you to move up and down on the page.
  • Pages or sections can be printed using the “printer icon” on the top left.

Reading helps

A guide to the abbreviations most commonly needed by genealogists is found in Identifying Place Names in German documents. The Genealogical Handbook of German Research by Larry O. Jensen, also explains the use of Meyer's Gazetteer. A digital copy is available here. Both publications are available in PDF format for easy printing. Click on the PDF logo found in the top right corner of the beginning page. 


 

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