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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.
Courthouses are places where you can find answers to genealogical problems. They are a rich source of written records created as a result of the laws, the time period, and personal activities of your ancestors. The steps delineated throughout this course will assist you to be more effective as you visit courthouses in your search for genealogical information.