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Finding Overlooked Clues in German Records

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Researchers often pick out basic information from vital records and then move on to the next document. However, there's usually additional information to be gleaned from those records, as well as from other German sources, including newspapers, residency registrations, and real estate transactions. In this lecture, Alex Calzareth, Director of the JewishGen German Research Division, will share his strategies, honed over more than 20 years of German research, for correlating evidence and making sense of ambiguous records, especially those from the period before vital records were introduced.

Live closed captioning has been made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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