Team

On this site you will learn more about the people behind Beyond History.

The Beyond History team consists of employees with different educations and specializations. But we have one thing in common: Our passion for genealogical research. Against this background it’s our complementing differences that make us especially competent in many areas of genealogy.

With all our knowledge we are looking forward to professionally accompany you on the journey to your family history.

 

 


Andrea Bentschneider

Andrea Bentschneider

Andrea Bentschneider

Position

Managing Owner

Bei Beyond History seit

July 2004, founder

Forschungschwerpunkte

  • historical research
  • research for TV productions
  • transcriptions and translations
  • Jewish family history
  • research within military and personal records of both World Wars
  • immigration and emigration research

Warum Ahnenforschung?

In founding Beyond History I have made my hobby a profession. It all started with me exploring my family history to learn where I come from. I also traveled to the places where my ancestors lived once. That gave me an idea of their lives. The knowledge about my family background and especially visiting these places is very emotional and still indescribable. Me and my team love to make this experiences possible for the clients of Beyond History.

Werdegang

  • Apprenticeship as certified foreign language secretary
  • Apprenticeship in hotel management at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg
  • Training at the Film School at New York University
  • Worked for 10 years in New York in luxury hotels and upscale group travel industry
  • Training in "Management for executive managers" at Hamburg University
  • Chairwoman of the Association of German speaking Professional Genealogists since 2013

Mail: info@beyond-history.com
Telefon: +49-40-46 77 77 35





Ralf Stullich

Ralf Stullich

Ralf Stullich

Position

Senior Researcher

Bei Beyond History seit

March 2007

Forschungschwerpunkte

  • historical research
  • transcriptions and translations
  • immigration and emigration research
  • research for the application of German citizenship

Warum Ahnenforschung?

I like the contact and conversations with people and I have always been interested in history. Since I have met a brick wall in my own family research, I help others to uncover their history. Because: „It wouldn’t be as it is today, if it wouldn’t have been as it was before.“

Werdegang

  • Apprenticeship in hotel management at Elysée Hotel in Hamburg
  • Apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade in Hamburg

Mail: ralf.stullich@beyond-history.com
Telefon: +49-40-46 77 77 35





Heike Leiacker

Heike Leiacker

Heike Leiacker

Position

Researcher

Bei Beyond History seit

November 2016

Forschungschwerpunkte

  • searching for living relatives / probate research
  • historical research
  • transcriptions and translations

Warum Ahnenforschung?

Playing detective and indulging in and sharing my passion for history and (very personal) stories – that is the special appeal of my work at Beyond History. Helping others with their journey through their family history is very rewarding.

Werdegang

  • Magister Artium (Master of Arts) in Cultural Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications (Leuphana University Lüneburg / University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales)
  • Training in Cultural Management
  • Trainee at Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe

Mail: heike.leiacker@beyond-history.com
Telefon: +49-40-46 77 77 36