Pedigree Charts: I will research the number
of ancestral lines of your family you want e.g. your direct male line
of descent (father's surname) and/or your mother's surname, as far back
as records will allow.
Descendant Lists: Sometimes you are interested
in special family trees. I investigate all the descendants from a particular
person or different ancestors you are requesting for.
Family and Farm History: Names, number of
children, data of birth, marriage or death are the most important parts
of the genealogical research. But that is not all you can get. Family
and Farm History means a lot of more information around the life of
your ancestors. I will find out the courses of lives (occupational background)
and living conditions of your ancestors in Germany. Not only the everyday
life of the members of the German peasant society is often easily reconstructed.
It is even possible that one of the old farmhouses where your ancestors
lived is still existing. I can take pictures and if I am lucky I will
find some old inscriptions in houses or farm buildings e.g. barns (mentioning
one of your ancestors).
Village or Town History: If you are interested
in more than your family history in a narrow sense I will write a report
about the local history of your ancestral places which include political,
social and economic aspects.
Emigration Data Research: I will do emigration
data research for you either in the "Oldenburg University"
or in the "Historisches Museum Bremerhaven". In both institutions
the Microfilm rolls with the German passenger lists from the National
Archives, Washington DC are available, as well as the Glazier Filby
Edition "Germans to America", a helpful index search instrument.
Meanwhile, a lot of these information are also available in the World-Wide
Living relatives: If you are interested in
contacting your German relatives I will search for you distant relations
or look for missing siblings or other family members.
Roots and Heritage Tours: After finishing
your family history research you normally have a lot of data, document
copies and probably photos from your ancestors original living places.
May be you now feel the wish to see some places with your own eyes.
Then I can help you to organize your trip in Germany. If you are not
speaking German I will also work as a translator for you. I will show
you the places (villages or farmhouse) where your ancestors lived or
where relatives are still living. You can have a look in the church
where a lot of your ancestors were baptized or got married. You can
also visit local or regional archives to see original documents.