Furthermore, the life stories, biographies, and stories which we reconstruct in our professional genealogical work and which are somewhat reflected in the stories of the heirs are often interesting, sobering, and moving. Being confronted with family tragedies can affect even the toughest and most experienced genealogist.
Even this small insight into the daily work of our pro-fession demonstrates that genealogy not only traces family relations, but is also able to fill dusty documents with life.
In this book, our genealogists tell stories about what they experienced during their worldwide hunt for heirs and much more. This anthology comprises 30 genealog-ical stories about some of their most thrilling cases from the last 17 years. The names mentioned in this volume are fictional, and some locations have been changed in order to maintain the anonymity and integrity of the protagonists.
30 genealogists from the Historikerkanzlei and their subsidiaries have each chosen one story from their rich wealth of experience that was particularly moving on a personal level; a story they continue to think about be-cause it stayed with them in their professional as well as private lives.