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This lesson will teach you how to use the online gazetteer Kartenmeister.com to find German, Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian names for the same locality. You will also learn to find all the villages listed within a county or “Kreis” and how to collaborate with other people researching the same localities.
This lesson will help learn to verify your ancestor’s locality information by using maps and gazetteers. Once you have solid locality information you can use the Family History Library Catalog to locate records. The lesson utilizes two case studies to demonstrate the use of these tools. You will also find links to online resources included within the lesson.