Foundation of Beyond History with company seat in Andrea Bentschneider’s own apartment in Hamburg-Eppendorf.
First lecture on
"Genealogy, onomastics, emigration"
at the Professional Women's Forum (PWF) in Hamburg.
The first article on Beyond History is published in the magazine
Beginning of the cooperation with Ancestry Germany.
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.
Andrea Bentschneider is joined by her husband
. Beyond History is now officially a family business.
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).
Andrea Bentschneider’s Blog
(in German) goes online. It is the first genealogy blog in Germany.
Filming with Kurt and Armin Rohde in Danzig and surroundings for the ARD series "Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family).
Filming in Munich and Lower Bavaria with Christine Neubauer for the ARD series "Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family).
Broadcasting of the ARD series
"Das Geheimnis meiner Familie" (The Secret of My Family)
Portrait in the German TV Show
We are pleased to welcome our 500th client.
Relocation of our offices to Knauerstraße 11, 20249 Hamburg-Eppendorf.
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).
We are pleased to welcome our 750th client.
Presentation of a family history that was researched by Beyond History at
“Deutschland - Deine Familien” (Germany - Your Families)
on ZDF and ZDFinfo.
Relocation of our offices to Cheruskerweg 1, 22525 Hamburg-Stellingen.
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.
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.
We are pleased to welcome our 1000th client.
Beyond History celebrates its 10th anniversary.
On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, our new website goes online.
Beyond History blog
starts on our website.
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.
We are pleased to welcome our 1250th client.
Great article at the German newspaper
on Beyond History.
Relocation of our offices to Stresemannallee 90, 22529 Hamburg-Lokstedt.
Ending of our cooperation with ancestry.
Beyond History supports the purchase of a new animal trailer for Hagenbeck's zoo in Hamburg.
Live radio broadcast on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk.
Portrait in the German TV show
Live appearance at
"Live nach neun"
on ARD with Isabel Varell and Tim Schreder.
Live appearance at
on NDR with Kristina Lüdke and Arne Jessen.
Live appearance at
on ARD with Fatma Mittler-Solak.
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.“
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".
Webinar in German on Legacy Family Tree Webinars (MyHeritage):
"Ahnenforschung für Anfänger"
MyHeritage webinar planned
"Thank you for utilizing your talents, skill, and connections on my family's behalf. You are a credit to your profession.When I began the research, I contacted two other people in Germany. The first responded with the question, "What's your budget?". The second sent me one e-mail then nothing more. Then I decided to look for a professional genealogist on the Association of Professional Genealogists website. When I narrowed the list down to those in the area of Gnarrenburg, I checked out each one. You were the only person on the list who had an English language website using correct grammar. I thought that if you cared enough to do the website right, you'd do the research right as well." Randy Metscher (Fort Worth, TX, USA)
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for the excellent-quality service that I got from your company. That was crucial to my German citizenship application, which has now been concluded. I am now a German citizen. So thanks a million for having sent me the documents I needed with such a high degree of accuracy and reliability." Henri (Curitiba, Brazil)
"There is definitly no faster way. Again, thank you very much for your efforts - great !!!" Silke Beecken (Hamburg, Germany)
Beyond History Stresemannallee 90 22529Hamburg / Germany