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This lesson will help you understand the development of Germany during the 15th through 21st Centuries and how major historical events may have affected your ancestors’ lives. You will be introduced to the concept of using timelines as a tool for placing your ancestor within a historical context. Knowing something about the history of your research area can help you find records for your ancestors.
The Wiener Library holds many personal accounts of children evacuated from Nazi Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia between December 1938 and September 1939. Using individual first-hand accounts sourced from The Wiener Library and documents held at The National Archives, this talk gives insights into how Britain dealt with the refugee children who arrived on the Kindertransports and the difficulties they faced.
Finding an ancestor using Internet sources from the United Kingdom and Germany. This lesson also includes references to merchant navy records, and the SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) also known as the Pass of Balmaha which was commanded by Count Von Luckner. Douglas Page sailed on the SS Horngarth
You will learn how tracing slaveholdings and slavery in the family challenges genealogists and family historians to explore the personal relationship and history in instituting slavery on the family including present day conequenses.