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The Way It Was: A Family History and Autobiography

By Adam Giesinger

Hignell Printing Ltd., 1992, 466 pages, hardcover.


The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this important book written by scholar and author, Dr. Adam Giesinger, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Giesinger is well known for his book From Catherine to Khrushchev.

The Way It Was: A Family History and Autobiography is a valuable resource book to document the difficult and challenging history and culture of the Germans from Russia.

Giesinger writes in the Foreword: "This book is a documented family history. It traces my Giesinger ancestry from Vorarlberg in Austria, to Söllingen in Baden, to Alsace in France, to the Odessa region in southern Russia, to the United States, and finally to Canada."

The chapters include: 1) My Wandering Ancestors; 2) The Immigrants to America; 3) Pioneering on the Saskatchewan Prairie; 4) My German Childhood; 5) Becoming Anglicized and Urbanized; 6) My Scottish Connection; 7) A Busy Half-Century; 8) Digging for Roots; 9) Others Also Interested; 10) Absorbed in a Second Career; 11) Putting It All Together; 12) Maps, Charts, Documents, Pictures.


The Way It Was: A Family History and Autobiography

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