German Studies: Understanding German Records and Methodology will be held on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, during the Pre-Conference day of events.
More Americans claim German ancestry than any other nationality. If you are one of those researchers with German ancestry, do not miss this singular opportunity to expand your knowledge and research capabilities. This German Studies seminar features three nationally known German speakers, Warren Bittner, CG, Baerbel Johnson, AG, and Carol Whitton, CG, discussing topics to help further your German research.
History affected an ancestor’s decision to leave Germany. Learn key historical facts for various time periods and the events in which your ancestor may have participated. You will want to attend if you need assistance with:
- Finding an ancestor’s village of origin
- Breaking through a brick wall
- Learning about German administrative organizations
- Locating maps
- Understanding territorial changes
- Contacting German Archives
- Thinking-outside-the-box suggestions
8:00 Doors open
8:30 "Finding a Town of Origin" (Baerbel Johnson)
9:45 "German Historical Maps and Territories" (Warren Bittner)
11:00 "Finding the Correct German Archives" (Carol Whitton)
1:00 "Strategies for Solving German Research Problems" (Baerbel Johnson)
2:15 "German History Makes a Difference" (Warren Bittner)
Price is $110, and includes lunch.
To register, go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/event-registration/
Registration is limited so register early!