Are you excited about the 2021 Virtual International German Genealogy Conference? The planning team and our speakers are looking forward to a great experience of all things German genealogy – this summer in your living room.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Kenneth W. Heger will talk about:
Problems with Alsace‐Lorraine? Consider Kehl
Learn how to use the records of the American consulate in Kehl, Baden (1882‐1917) to search for answers about your family in German Alsace‐Lorraine.
America and Saxony, 1837‐1917: Records of the Department of State
Learn how to use records of the American consulates in Saxony to find birth and death reports of Americans and names of relatives who had stayed behind in Germany.
Kenneth W. Heger’s career includes being the Director of the University of Maryland’s Archives and Digital Curation specialization and a 32-year employee at the National Archives. He is the president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society and has a Ph.D. in History.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Karen Franklin will talk about:
The Leo Baeck Institute: Home of German Jewish Genealogy
This presentation describes the Leo Baeck Institute collections of interest to researchers of German Jewish families; how to find material and best utilize the collections.
Karen S. Franklin is the Director of Family History at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York. She is a past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and a recipient of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. She also served as Co-Chair of the Board of Governors of JewishGen.org.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Joseph B. Everett, AG®, MLS will talk about:
Johann Who? Of What Place? Overcoming Butchered Names of People and Places
The names of our ancestors and their ancestral homes are often recorded and passed down in unrecognizable forms. Learn techniques for unscrambling personal and place names to find your family.
Joseph B. Everett, AG®, MLS is the Family and Local History Librarian at Brigham Young University. In his 25-year career, he has also worked for FamilySearch and Ancestry. He has a BA in Genealogy (German emphasis) and Russian and a Master of Library Science and is accredited in German and Russian research.
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.