We've had so much fun looking for our own ancestors, finding mathematicians, violinists, store owners, and brick makers among the 'bats in our belfry' and meshuggeneh on the bima. Nothing quite as awesome as holding a birth record from the 18th century and knowing that real people - people you are directly connected to - are described on that page!
Has your search for information about your family tree been daunting because of German-language documents, old cursive, or sheer distance? Come to us for a jump-start on this work that will tell you much about who you are and why your family celebrates the traditions you find comforting in their familiarity.
Each volume or translation you order from us will be personalized just for you, most of them comb-bound with an attractive cover. Additional copies for family members come with a "share" discount. We can also have your books hard-bound as a special gift for family reunions. Contact us with your queries about these options.
We provide the following services:
- "Famous People Report" with your family surname and short biographies about their contribution to history. Click here to order!
- Research the places your family lived before coming to the United States. Please note that "German" immigrants include not only those from modern-day Germany, but also Austria, Switzerland, Ostpreussen [East Prussia], as well as the German-speaking parts of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Poland. "German" immigrants include Jewish families, as well as Wends. Highlight of this report: We will research the special traditions connected with the places you request. Click here to order your Hometown Report!
- We can translate old family documents at a special "genealogy" rate. This translation service includes old cursive, which is billed at a premium rate. There is no surcharge for Gothic type or Fraktur.
- If you do not live near a Family History Center, we will assist you with your genealogy research.
- If you are serious about your family research, we will assist you in planning an itinerary to visit your ancestral home.
Please contact us for a quote on your research or translation project!