James M. Beidler

Old Bern Cemetery
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Bern Church old graveyard in Berks County, PA

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James M. Beidler came by his German genealogy expertise honestly – it took him more than 20 years of searching to find any ancestry that wasn’t from Germany! Beidler is a columnist for German Life magazine and is considered a "go-to" person for German genealogy articles and lectures. He has just written a new guide on researching the genealogy of German-speaking peoples. He also has expertise in the genealogy of the people of his native Pennsylvania, newspapers, and land records.

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Roots & Branches

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James M. Beidler
PO Box 270 E-mail Icon
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 507-7237

Research Services

Jim Beidler is available for research projects, tutorials and custom-designed assisted research. For genealogical research projects, a 10-hour minimum commitment at $75 an hour is required. Other types of services are negotiable.  Contact Jim.

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