In Search of Your European Roots
by Angus Baxter
This work is designed helps the reader untangle the complexities of genealogical research in Europe-in person or by correspondence. It acquaints the researcher with the various types of genealogical records available in each country, explains where they can be found and how to use them. With up-to-date information on church, state, and provincial archives (including current addresses), and a discussion of the characteristics of each area and the ways in which they affect the research process, In Search of Your European Roots opens up great possibilities for tracing ancestors in Europe.
Described in detail are the archival resources of each country (from the national to the local level); the location of church records and census returns; the systems of civil registration of births, marriage, and deaths; and how to find and use such records as certificates of domicile, orphan lists, emigration registers, guide records, internal passports, confirmation records, and even vaccination lists. The revised edition includes new chapters on Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe, as well as changes affecting virtually every other country on the Continent. "If your ancestors came from Europe, this magnificent guidebook will lead you through the maze of locating records." Los Angeles Times
304 pp., paperback, New 3rd edition, 1994, ISBN 0-8063-1446-X