\Free Access to German Records for a Week on Geneanet October 1-6. #announcements #france #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

October 3 is Unity Day in Germany and October 6 is German-American Day. To celebrate, Geneanet is celebrating “Ahnenfest” – Ancestor Festival – with free access to their Premium German records from Oct. 1-6 inclusive!  You need to register if you are not already a subscriber to Geneanet: https://en.geneanet.org/  Credit card information is not required.

 

October 3 is Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Germany Unity Day), a national holiday since 1990, which celebrates the reunification of Germany at the end of the Cold War. And October 6 is German-American Day, when 40 million Americans celebrate their German heritage. At Geneanet, they have decided to celebrate these two holidays with Ahnenfest — Ancestor Festival –, a week of free access to their Premium German records and collections!

 

In the past few months, millions of European data points have been added to Geneanet. Indexes of over 55 million German birth, marriage, and death register entries are now available, and more are coming.

 

From October 1-6, 2022 inclusive, take advantage of their rich collections with advanced search options such as search by couple, by occupation, by parents, by events, as well as spelling variants, geographic area and wildcards. And search their Genealogy Library with millions of books and newspapers. To guide you in these options, a help page (https://en.geneanet.org/help/search-engine-features-and-options)  is available. Tap into thousands of archival records, books and newspapers and grow your tree easily.

 

“Geneanet is a subscription service community of more than 4 million members who share their genealogical information for free: more than 7 billion individuals in the family trees, some digitized archival records, some family pictures, some indexes, all available through a powerful search engine, and a blog.”  Its website is available in multiple languages. If you go to https://en.geneanet.org/ you will find information  at the bottom of the page on  the green strip, the left click on the arrow under language and you can access the information in 10 supported languages.

 

Geneanet’s community is more than 4 million members who share their genealogical information for freemore than 7 billion individuals in the family trees, some digitized archival records, some family pictures, some indexes, all available through a powerful search engine, and a blog.  

 

I have no affiliation with Geneanet and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee