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Hello! I am trying to figure out why two different sets of great grandparents fled Prussia/Germany in 1840s-1860s. I was wondering what

Hello! I am trying to figure out why two different sets of great grandparents fled Prussia/Germany in 1840s-1860s. I was wondering what nonfiction resources you would recommend. I am thinking I can use that geography knowledge to find them on passenger lists (hopefully).
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Greetings!

My apologies for the late response to your question. I want to preface my answer here with an admission that I am not the genealogy specialist at OPL. As you get more into your family research, I would recommend contacting Martha Grenzeback at 402-444-4800 or MGrenzeback@omahalibrary.org for more in-depth genealogy assistance.

To answer your question, I did find a list of books that are recommended for researching Prussian history. The site is ThoughtCo and here is the link: https://www.thoughtco.com/top-books-prussia-1221952.

These are not necessarily books that OPL has in it's collection, but I checked and of the 11, we do have Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600 to 1947 by Christopher Clark and Frederik the Great: King of Prussia by Tim Blanning.

Another local resource that you might consider tapping into is the Criss Library on the UNO Campus. Being an academic library, you'll find a deeper collection of books related to your topic there. Reference Librarian, Jim Shaw is excellent and his area of expertise is history. His email is:  jshaw@unomaha.edu.

If none of these resources or tips works for you, please let us know and we can keep digging! Good luck!

Sincerely,

Marvel Maring 

Branch Manager, South Omaha Library

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