Meet Speaker Gail Blankenau

Gail Blankenau

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Gail Blankenau will talk about:

Marrying the Farm: Rural Family Inheritance Strategies

German farm names can pose complex research problems. Although Germans had a male preference for farm transfers, German farmers used a range of flexible inheritance strategies to address their family needs.


Gail Shaffer Blankenau, M. A. is on a mission to help genealogists succeed in their research. A professional genealogist, author, and speaker, she has roots in England, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with ancestors in almost every state east of the Mississippi.

Early bird discount is available till 31th of March 2021
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View the list of Live and On Demand speakers and lectures and meet all speakers!

Auf welche Sprache sind die Vorträge?

Einige der Live- und On-Demand-Vorträge werden in der deutschen Sprache präsentiert, die restlichen Live- und On-Demand-Vorträge werden in der englischen Sprache vorgetragen. Sie können aber jede englischsprachige Sitzung mit übersetzten deutschen Untertiteln ansehen, wenn Sie möchten.  Um die Sprache der On-Demand-Vorträge in eine andere Sprache zu ändern, schalten Sie die Sprachuntertitelung ein und wählen dann die gewünschte Untertitelsprache in den Einstellungen des eingebetteten Videoplayers auf der Konferenz-Website.

What Language Will the Presentations Be In?

Although nearly all the Live and On-Demand lectures will be presented in English, several lectures will be presented in German. But you can watch any German-language lecture with translated English subtitles if you wish. To change the language of the live and on-demand presentations to English, turn on captioning and then select “English” in the embedded video player settings on the conference website.

Meet Speaker James Beidler

James M. Beidler

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. James M. Beidler will talk about:

Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools

Researching a village of origin often is only half-finished when you find the name. This presentation shows you how to de‐garble the place name and find it on a map!


James M. Beidler is the author of four commercially published books. Beidler writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), is a German Life magazine columnist and a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Early bird discount is available till 31th of March 2021
Not registered yet? Register here!


View the list of Live and On Demand speakers and lectures and meet all speakers!

Have Conference Questions? Join Our Zoom Q&A Session Tuesday, March 30!

Are you excited about the upcoming IGGP German Genealogy Conference, but don’t know exactly what to expect?

Are you interested in attending, but want to make sure you get the best package for your genealogy goals?

Do you have other questions about the conference that you want answered before you register?
Or are you already registered, but want to know how to plan your week?

Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 30! Next Tuesday, March 30, at 12:00 ET, is your chance to get all those conference questions answered live –  and hear other people’s questions that may help you as well.

To get any and all questions answered, register for the Conference Q&A with IGGP conference committee members James Beidler, Nancy Myers, and Katherine Schober here.  This will be a live event where you can type your questions in the chat box, and get the answer then and there from the three above-mentioned committee members. Looking forward to talking with you!

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