Heimat Found: Researching in Germany
Debra Hoffmann


Once the German town of origin is identified, what are the next steps necessary to access the records?

This lecture will outline how to proceed with research in German records.

Debra A Hoffmann
Specializing in Maryland and German research, Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist and owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services.

She earned a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS)-German Records as well as a certificate in Family History from BYU.

Debra is the former Assistant Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records.

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