Portrait

Company History

2004

01 July
Foundation of Beyond History with company seat in Andrea Bentschneider’s own
apartment in Hamburg-Eppendorf.
September
First lecture on "Genealogy, onomastics, emigration" at the Professional Women's Forum (PWF) in Hamburg.

2006

September
The first article on Beyond History is published  in the magazine "Dummy" .
December
Beginning of the cooperation with Ancestry Germany.

2007

January
Beginning of the cooperation with a film production company from Hamburg with a consultation on the realization of a German version of the BBC series "Who Do You Think You Are?".  First preliminary researches on German celebrities start.
March
Andrea Bentschneider is joined by her husband Ralf Stullich . Beyond History is now officially a family business.
March
First researches on German ancestors of Australian celebrities for the Australian adaptation of "Who Do You Think You Are?" . Followed by many years of a great cooperation. Highlights were filming with Ben Mendelsohn (episode aired in October 2009), Maggie Beer (episode aired in October 2009) and Geoffrey Rush (episode aired in August 2015).
June
Andrea Bentschneider’s Blog “Abenteuer Ahnenforschung” (in German) goes online. It is the first genealogy blog in Germany.
October
Filming with Kurt and Armin Rohde in Danzig and surroundings for the ARD series "Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family).

2008

January
Filming in Munich and Lower Bavaria with Christine Neubauer for the ARD series "Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family).
March/April
Broadcasting of the ARD series "Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family) .

2009

January
Portrait in the German TV Show “Vivo” on 3sat.

2010

June
We are pleased to welcome our 500th client.

2011

March
Relocation of our offices to Knauerstraße 11, 20249 Hamburg-Eppendorf.
May
First researches on German ancestors of American celebrities for the US adaptation of "Who Do You Think You Are?" . Followed by many years of a pleasant cooperation with many exciting projects. Highlights were filming with Chelsea Handler (episode aired in August 2013), and research projects on the ancestors of amongst others Josh Groban (episode aired in March 2015), Bryan Cranston (episode aired in August 2015) and Liv Tyler (episode aired in April 2017).

2012

March
We are pleased to welcome our 750th client.
September/October
Presentation of a family history that was researched by Beyond History at “Deutschland - Deine Familien” (Germany - Your Families) on ZDF and ZDFinfo.

2013

April
Relocation of our offices to Cheruskerweg 1, 22525 Hamburg-Stellingen.
April
Beyond History supports the 16th Blauer Ball (Blue Ball) for the benefit of the children’s cancer ward at UKE (University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf) with a gift certificate for a genealogical research.
December
From now on, Beyond History supports the Ronald McDonald house in Hamburg-Eppendorf regularly by active participation in the "Wrap for children" advent celebration for children that have to spend christmas at the UKE or at a women's shelter in Hamburg.

2014

April
We are pleased to welcome our 1000th client.
01 July
Beyond History celebrates its 10th anniversary.
July
On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, our new website goes online.

2015

June
The official Beyond History blog starts on our website.

2016

April
Beyond History again donates a main prize for the 19th Blauer Ball (Blue Ball) in the form of a gift certificate for a genealogical research.

2017

February
We are pleased to welcome our 1250th client.
October
Great article at the German newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt" on Beyond History.
December
Relocation of our offices to Stresemannallee 90, 22529 Hamburg-Lokstedt.

2018

January
Ending of our cooperation with ancestry.
November
Beyond History supports the purchase of a new animal trailer for Hagenbeck's zoo in Hamburg.
December
Live radio broadcast on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk.

2019

February
Portrait in the German TV show "DAS!" on NDR.
February
Live appearance at "Live nach neun" on ARD with Isabel Varell and Tim Schreder.
February
Live appearance at "Mein Nachmittag" on NDR with Kristina Lüdke and Arne Jessen.
March
Live appearance at "ARD Buffet" on ARD with Fatma Mittler-Solak.
May
Andrea Bentschneider gives the first Webinar in German on Legacy Family Tree Webinars (MyHeritage): "Auswanderung aus Deutschland in die weite Welt – Ursachen, Umstände und Zeugnisse.“
June
Participation in the "International German Genealogy Conference 2019" in Sacramento, California. Andrea Bentschneider gives three lectures on the topics "Emigration from Hamburg and Bremen in the 19th Century – Causes, Conditions, and Certificates", "Leaving a Paper Trail: German Sources Besides Church Documents and Civil Records" and "Finding Living Relatives of Your Emigrant Ancestors from Germany Today".
September
MyHeritage webinar planned
December
MyHeritage webinar planned