Once you’ve determined where in Ukraine your ancestor is from, you’ll need to locate the town in websites, maps, and gazetteers to not only determine its modern-day location, but its historical jurisdictions. Whether your ancestor was from Galicia, the Russian Empire or anywhere in between, we’ll learn about resources that can help you locate the important civil and religious jurisdictions necessary to locate records.
Get started with your research in the Kingdom of Hungary and Croatia-Slavonia by learning to identify religious jurisdictions, such as where the parish or synagogue were located, and civil jurisdictions including the location of the civil registration office.
Get started with your research in the Kingdom of Hungary by learning to identify civil and religious jurisdictions to help you locate vital records.
This class will focus on a selection of relevant websites and archives for researching ancestors who lived in the former German Empire provinces of East and West Prussia. Today this area is split between Poland, the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, and a small section of western Lithuania.
An introduction to the GenTeam website and how to register to use the ree website. This class focuses on how to use the Gazetteer of the Austrian, Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian Republic. This gazetteer can help identify parishes and archives where records are held.
This 8-minute video shows the ins and outs of using the online gazetteer Ortsnamen to find your specific village in Switzerland.
This section of the presentation discusses the importance of jurisdictions and how knowing the history of an area can help you to locate the records of your ancestor.
This segment will contain a case study using the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
This segment will discuss how to use the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
This segment will discuss how to use the Krabsens Stednavnebase.
This class discusses how we can identify farms, towns, parishes, and counties using two gazetteers Krabsens Stednavnebase and FamilySearch Research Wiki. You can use a gazetteer to find the places where your family lived and determine the civil and church jurisdictions over those places. Krabsens Stednavnebase is an online Danish gazetteer and is searchable using names of farms/towns or parishes. Place names found on FamilySearch Research wiki are a combination of place names found in J. P. trap’s gazetteer and Krabsen’s stednavnebase. In addition to finding your place names on the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you will also find helpful information regarding your places.
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