Carolyn Schott




Carolyn Schott has researched her German ancestors for 20 years, following their wanderings through Eastern Europe before arriving in the U.S. She is a founder of the Black Sea German Research Community (, a former board member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS), and author of the book, “Visiting Your Ancestral Town.” Her writing has received several awards from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Schott's research has required her to research records in the U.S., Germany, Ukraine, Moldova, and Poland. The Black Sea German Research Community, which she helped found, is a website dedicated to helping people with hard-to-find information on their ethnic German ancestors who lived in areas bordering the Black Sea.
Schott has been speaking on genealogy-related topics since 2007 and has been a regular speaker at the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia meetings, the International German Genealogy conventions, and genealogy societies in Washington.

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