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
$35 plus Shipping & Handling
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
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