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.