Meet Speaker Daniel R. Lilienkamp, JD

Daniel R. Lilienkamp, JD

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Daniel Jones, MS, AG® will talk about:

Advanced German Church Records

Liturgical dating, calendar changes, and archaic script combine to make interpreting church records a difficult process. This case study using 16th and 17th Century church records will show you how.

Using Ortssippenbücher to Research German Ancestors

Ortsippenbücher contain genealogical information about families within a town, village, or parish. This case study will show you how to follow generations through the records.


Daniel Lilienkamp is a Reference Specialist at History & Genealogy, lectures on complex sources for U.S. Frontier, African American, Quebec, German, Alsace-Lorraine, and Swiss Research.


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Meet Speaker Daniel Jones, MS, AG®

Daniel Jones, MS, AG®

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Daniel Jones, MS, AG® will talk about:

The Search for Anna Hansen: Using Geography to Find German Records

Anna Hansen was born in Germany–but where? We’ll discuss records that can help find her hometown, and how discovering the geographic history of her birthplace led to unexpected records.

Solving Complex Genealogical Problems: Finding Balthasar Weber

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.


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Meet Speaker Daniel Earl

Daniel Earl

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.


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A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy by Katherine Schober

Katherine Schober – A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy

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 language@sktranslations.com or via her website, www.sktranslations.com.

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Meet Speaker Corinna Meiß

Corinna Meiß

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.


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