Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Genealogy Book is a great challenge this week from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Find the last genealogy book that you have read cover-to-cover or from which you learned something about genealogy. Write a complete source citation, and transcribe the first paragraph of the Introduction.
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook status or post.
Here’s what I’m currently reading:
Teva Scheer, Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1860. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.
Have you ever wondered what life was like for your German ancestors? Have you ever tried to find a book on everyday village life? If so, you’ve probably already figured out that there aren’t any books out there on the topic! But now, you can learn all about German village life in a book that is filled with information, but fun to read. “Our Daily Bread” uses a fictitious family, the Manns, to explain the major historical events and the everyday customs in German villages between the years 1500 and 1850. Read chapters on wars, religion, community structure, courtship and marriage, inheritance, family life, and emigration.
I found this one at the Sacramento German Genealogy Society‘s spring seminar. I am so glad to have found this so I can read about life in Germany and have a greater understanding of what life was like for my German ancestors. My German/Prussian research is going very well. (That’s my great-grandparents’ marriage record from Posen in Prussia up top.)