Turning a passion into a profession

Andrea Bentschneider has been actively conducting systematic genealogical research for more than 30 years. In 2004 when the native of Hamburg founded her company Beyond History, it was the beginning of turning her passion into her profession. Since then, with her team she has worked on hundreds of successful research projects for national and international private persons and companies.

As an interview partner for print media like the national newspaper “DIE WELT” or the women’s magazine “Brigitte”, in the context of national and international TV-productions or as a professional for documentary films or for radio stations: As a high-quality expert in the field of genealogy Andrea Bentschneider is a sought after contact person for the Öffnet internen Link in neuem FensterMedia.


Profound knowledge– more than 20 years of experience in the field of professional German genealogy

Since September 2013, she is the President of the Association of German Speaking Professional Genealogists and has been an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (USA) for several years. In 2024, she joined the board of the IGGP (International German Genealogy Partnership) as a director-at-large. 

Her substantial knowledge is a combination of a great wealth of 30 years of experience and the knowledge of countless historical sources and archives. During this time she has built up a considerable network of valuable contacts to archives, regional historians and genealogists as well as specialists in different research areas.

The difference: Each family research calls for an individual approach. This is a challenge that Andrea Bentschneider and her team approach each day anew with enthusiasm.

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