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Andrea Bentschneider

Andrea Bentschneider
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Professional Genealogist

Andrea Bentschneider, a highly respected professional genealogist based in Hamburg, Germany, is renowned for her expertise and contributions to the field of genealogy. Since establishing "Beyond History" in 2004, she has emerged as Germany's foremost expert in genealogical research. Andrea's proficiency has led her to be featured prominently in various national and international television formats, including shows like "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Finding Your Roots," as well as being a regular guest on German radio and TV programs. Her firm specializes in diverse genealogical services, including ancestor research, World War I and II documentation, Jewish family research, and assistance with citizenship applications, catering to clients globally. 

Since 2013, Andrea has served as the President of the Association of German-speaking Professional Genealogists, setting modern standards and accreditation in the field. She joined the board of the International German Genealogy Partnership as a Director-at-Large in 2024. A passionate educator, she regularly conducts webinars and presentations in English and German at various conferences, notably captivating audiences at RootsTech, IGGP and IAJGS conferences. 

With over 20 years of professional experience, Andrea and her team have completed more than 2,000 research projects, aiding over 1,800 clients. Her work philosophy, "We give your ancestors a voice and tell their stories," which reflects her commitment to uncovering and honoring the narratives of ancestors. Andrea's global perspective, shaped by living in New York City for 10 years, enhances her intercultural expertise.

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