Has it Already Been Done? German Compiled Records (German track)
Genealogists pursuing English or American families regularly check the published literature to learn what previous researchers may have learned about a family. The use of such “compiled records,” or sources of previous research, can be equally helpful for German research, but only if researchers use them. The percentage of families covered in German compiled records is much smaller, but given the other challenges of German research, can be very helpful, and rewarding.