Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Dr. Michael Lacopo, DVM will talk about:
Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research
Several case studies will be presented showing lesser‐utilized research tactics, repositories, records, and resources used to find information about our Pennsylvania German ancestors.
German Genealogy on the Internet – Beyond the Basics
How can we further our German research from the comfort of our American homes? There are many English and German-language websites available that may have the answers you seek!
Michael Lacopo, DVM, is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem-solving.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Dirk Weissleder will talk about:
Find Your Global German Cousin
Where and how can I find my global cousin with German ancestry, especially outside of today`s Germany? Where did the Germans went worldwide?
Dirk Weissleder was born in 1969 in Hannover, Germany. He is management consultant, chairman of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbaende (DAGV = national German umbrella organization of the genealogical societies) and editor of DAGV-News (both since 2012), and 2nd Vice President of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). He is author, lecturer and local politician (communal councilor). Since 2019 he is General Secretary of the world confederation of genealogy and heraldry (Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d´Héraldique, CIGH), and appointed member of the Académie Internationale de Généalogie (AIG).
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Diane Schmidt will talk about:
Beyond the Basics: Google Tips and Products for Germanic Genealogists
Learn how to search Google more effectively and also how to use products such as Google Books, Google Translate, Google Images and Google Drive to advance your Germanic genealogy hunt.
Diane Schmidt is the Chair of the Germanic Genealogy Society of Minnesota’s Library Committee and writes a monthly column about library resources for the society’s electronic newsletter. She presented Expect the Unexpected at the 2019 IGGP conference. She was formerly an academic librarian and enjoys combining genealogy and librarianship.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Debra A. Hoffman will talk about:
The Quest to Find the Heimat: German Research Basics
Successful German research begins by locating the town of origin in Germany. This lecture will provide basic tenets for how to identify an ancestor’s German town of origin and what information is necessary to locate that crucial piece of information.
Heimat Found: Researching in Germany
Once the German town of origin is identified, what are the next steps necessary to access the records? This lecture will outline how to proceed
Debra A. Hoffman specializes in Maryland and German research. Debra is a professional genealogist and the owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University, a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS)-German Records and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
A search of the parish registers did not show any record of Balthasar Weber. But a more in‐depth study showed he was born, married, and died there. Let’s find him together.
Don’t Miss Your Swiss! The Quirks of Researching in Switzerland
Although mostly German‐speaking, Switzerland is just different enough to give you headaches. We’ll discuss the quirks of research so you can avoid the pitfalls and successfully find your Swiss ancestors.
Daniel R. Jones, MS, AG® is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research. After graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University, Daniel worked professionally for over a dozen years in helping several high-profile clients with research all over Europe. He has experience in numerous archives across more than a dozen countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Daniel has also presented at multiple national conferences, including FGS, IGHR, SLIG, FEEFHS, and RootsTech. He is currently a research specialist in Germanic and Slavic Europe for the Family History Library.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Daniel Earl will talk about:
Banat German Research Tips
Do you have Banat ancestors? This class will give you ten tips to accelerate your research, break through brick walls and find your elusive Banat ancestors.
Kirchenbücher on FamilySearch: Tips for Beginners
Have you tapped into the power of the digitized, but largely unindexed German Church Books on FamilySearch.org? This class will show you how!
Dan Earl has been doing genealogical researching for thirty years. He started as a boy when his dad started took him to the old family cemetery. He is a professional genealogical speaker and researcher and has spoken to groups around the world. He is the president of the Virtual Genealogical Association and the Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan. When he’s not teaching about genealogy, he is a substitute high school history and English teacher. He lives in mid-Michigan with his wife and six kids.
Katherine Schober is a German-English genealogy speaker, author, and translator, specializing in the old German handwriting. She is the author of “The Magic of German Church Records” and “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”, as well as the creator of the online course “Reading the Old German Handwriting.” Katherine lives in St. Louis with her Austrian husband, and can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or via her website, www.sktranslations.com.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Corinna Meiß will talk about:
Gesponserte Auswanderung aus dem Oberharz/Königreich Hannover in die USA 1848-1855
Ein verborgener Schatz an Unterlagen wartet auf seine Entdeckung: Tausende von Seiten über die gesponserte Auswanderung aus dem Oberharz in die USA, Australien und Südamerika in den Jahren 1848‐1855.
Corinna Meiß has a degree in Political Sciences and Political Economics. She has worked for many years in the industry in corporate public relations and marketing departments before she became a self-employed historian.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Claire Gebben will talk about:
Following the Trail: Emigrant Letters of the 19th Century / Spurensuche: Auswandererbriefe aus dem 19. Jahrhundert
A look at the challenges and opportunities German immigrants experienced, and their impressions of the New World, through letters they wrote back to the homeland in the 19th century.
Explore the Rhineland‐Palatinate!
Why did most German‐speaking 17th, 18th, and early 19th century immigrants come from the Rhineland‐Palatinate? An exploration of the history, culture, and important genealogy resources of this region.
Claire Gebben is the author of The Last of the Blacksmiths and the memoir How We Survive Here. She and Angela Weber share a common ancestry and worked together to translate German immigrant letters for publication. Claire holds an MFA and speaks on genealogy for numerous venues. She lives in Seattle, Washington..
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