Claire Gebben

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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