Got genealogy's Golden Rules of Genealogy? Rules are rules, in some cases, & in others, strong suggestions and handy guidelines. Why would you want to spend years coming up with these when here they are?
People with German heritage make up the largest block of immigrant descendants. You have to know German history and territories in order to understand where and why, and when they left. As of 15 October 2013, 277 people have pinned this item, and I am NOT surprised, as German immigration began slowly in the 1630's, then the Palatinate c. 1710, and steadily since, excepting the 2 world wars. German Genealogy Cheat Sheet.