Review: Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850

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Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850
Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 by Teva J. Scheer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars to Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 — a quick and informative read for anyone researching German family history.


Story

This is a fictional account of what happens to a German family in a small town several hundred years in the past. It’s meant to be an aide for people to understand what life was really like — perhaps helping genealogists understand how records are recorded and where to find missing information.


Strengths

1. It’s a quick but compelling read — you really feel connected to the family and cry with their tragedies.
2. It covers many generations and forces you to think about your own family history.


Weaknesses

1. It is simple (but so was life back then) which means if you want to get into more detail, you have to go elsewhere.
2. There’s only 1 of them! I want to know more.


Final Thoughts

Get the electronic version – it makes it easier. I got both (one was free) and definitely felt this was a good start to an e-reader version.

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