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Andrea Bentschneider answers your questions live on Facebook again

About 11 months ago, Andrea Bentschneider answered questions about genealogy and family research for MyHeritage Germany live on Facebook. Of course, that is far too long ago. We are therefore pleased that there will be another Q & A session on Wednesday, 02 June 2021, at 07:00 p.m. German time. The online event will take place in German as part of MyHeritage's Facebook Live Series.

05/31/2021

Andrea Bentschneider at the second “The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon” hosted by Legacy Family Tree Webinars and MyHeritage

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On 08/09/10 April 2021, Legacy Family Tree Webinars and MyHeritage will host „The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon“ for the second time. Again, there will be (more than) 24 hours of live webinars on very different genealogical topics to discover. As the only speaker from Germany and one of the few from Europe, Andrea Bentschneider will be participating again this year.

03/31/2021

Current archive openings in Germany

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You may already have learned that some archives in Germany have recently reopened. We were very pleased about this and have already arranged as many appointments as possible and in some cases also already visited the archives.

03/30/2021

Andrea Bentschneider's lecture on "Genealogy as a living" at Genealogica is still available for viewing until Friday

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On Sunday, 14 February, Andrea Bentschneider gave a lecture at Genealogica on the topic “Ahnenforschung als Broterwerb: Vom Hobbyforscher zum Berufsgenealogen“ ("Genealogy as a living: From being a hobby researcher to becoming a professional genealogist"). You wanted to be there, but unfortunately missed the lecture? Then you have another chance to watch it on the website of the Genealogica until Friday.

02/15/2021

Coming Soon: The Beyond History Academy

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Today during her presentation at Genealogica 2021, Andrea Bentschneider revealed it publicly for the first time: We are expanding our business field! For quite some time we have been thinking about making the start into genealogy or even the step into professional activity in this field easier for interested people. We are now making it official.

02/14/2021

Andrea Bentschneider and Beyond History at the German virtual festival Genealogica 2021

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Despite COVID-19 you would like to meet German genealogists and listen to interesting lectures on genealogy (in German)? From 12 to 19 February 2021, the virtual festival Genealogica will take place for the first time. It is organized by Anja Kirsten Klein and Barbara Schmidt. Andrea Bentschneider will be there, too, - not only as a participant, but as a lecturer. Her topic will be “Ahnenforschung als Broterwerb: Vom Hobbyforscher zum Berufsgenealogen“ (“Genealogy as a living: From being a hobby...

02/12/2021

A new German genealogy festival: The Genealogica 2021

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From 12 to 19 February 2021, the virtual festival Genealogica will take place for the first time. It is organized by Anja Kirsten Klein and Barbara Schmidt. Supporting this event is an affair of the heart for Andrea Bentschneider, since it enables direct interaction on the greatest hobby and our profession - even in times of COVID-19. A fantastic initiative of the two organizers!

01/21/2021

Despite the hard lockdown in Germany, we are there for you!

As of 16 December 2020, Germany has returned to a hard lockdown due to the current COVID-19 situation. For us at Beyond History this means that all archives are closed again to the public and working from home is strongly advised. Of course, these measures affect our work and the general research situation.

12/21/2020

Andrea Bentschneider in the German magazine Frau im Leben

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The November issue 2020 of the German women’s magazine Frau im Leben includes a short but nice article with tips for a good start into one’s own genealogical research from Andrea Bentschneider. The title of the article is “Ahnenforschung. Wer war Omas Oma?“ (Genealogy. Who was grandma’s grandma?).

11/05/2020

Welcome to our 1,500th client!

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A short time ago we were delighted to welcome our 1,500th client! It is unbelievable that we already had the pleasure to help 1,500 clients with their private family research, in probate cases or regarding other researches. Many our clients are with us for many years or even for more than a decade - some since Andrea Bentschneider founded Beyond History over 16 years ago. Others we are helping with various cases at the same time. In doing so we were allowed to participate in many really great...

09/18/2020

Current research situation

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In Germany, Corona is still an important topic and precautions are still necessary, but the good news is: At least for now, the research situation with regard to genealogical and inheritance research has normalized to a certain degree. Delays are, however, still possible.

08/07/2020

Andrea Bentschneider in the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag

As chairperson of the Association of German-speaking Professional Genealogists, Andrea Bentschneider was quoted in an article by Daniel Zwick in the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that was published on 14 June 2020. The article discusses the possibilities genealogical research provides as well as various sources.

06/18/2020

On 21 May 2020, you can watch Andrea Bentschneider‘s Webinar on “Emigration via Hamburg” free of charge

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To watch a webinar a day free of charge that is usually only available for members - This offer from Legacy Family Tree Webinars has been extended from April to May. It gives genealogists worldwide the opportunity to educate themselves from home during the Corona crisis. Andrea Bentschneider’s Webinar on “Emigration via Hamburg” that was part of “The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon” earlier this year is amongst the chosen webinars.

05/18/2020

Andrea Bentschneider gives a presentation for the association for family history in Oldenburg

On 19 February 2020 Andrea Bentschneider will give a presentation on the topic „Auswanderung aus Deutschland in die weite Welt - Ursachen, Umstände und Zeugnisse“ (Emigration from Germany into the wide world - causes, conditions and certificates) for the Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V. (association for family history in Oldenburg). The presentation will be at the regional library in Oldenburg.

02/07/2020

Andrea Bentschneider is part of “The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon” hosted by Legacy Family Tree Webinars and MyHeritage

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On 12/13/14 March 2020 Legacy Family Tree Webinars and MyHeritage host „The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon“: 24 hours, 24 webinars on genealogy, 45 minutes each, including various topics from DNA genealogy to sources from different countries. The speakers are top genealogists and educators from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland and Germany - with Andrea Bentschneider being the only speaker from Germany.

02/06/2020

Andrea Bentschneider on Spiegel.de

In her role as chair of the Association of German-speaking Professional Genealogists, Andrea Bentschneider was interviewed for Spiegel.de. The interesting article by Leo Wolz was published online on 26 January 2020. It gives 10 tips for starting one’s own genealogical research as well as some general information. Alongside our boss, Horst Reinhard from the German Verein für Computergenealogie (association for computer genealogy) was interviewed.

01/27/2020