Session #1 Researching in Europe Without a Passport
Collect all U.S. records created by or for your immigrant ancestor including passenger lists, border crossing cards, and naturalization records.
Session #2 Map Out the Territory
Maps; Boundary Changes; Gazetteers, Province, District, Village Names. (focus on Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe)
Session #3 Learn About the Legal and Social Customs of the Country of Origin
Naming customs, spelling, translations of names, language resources, church records. (Germany, Sweden)
Session #4 Write Up the Results
Write a summary of your search efforts, successful and unsuccessful. Include areas still to be researched and roadblocks.