Meet Speaker Suzanne Trotter, AG®

Suzanne Trotter, AG®

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

Early German Immigration—Where They Came From, Where They Settled, and When They Migrated

Mass migration out of the Palatinate region of Germany began in 1708. By June 1709, thousands of Palatines flooded both Rotterdam and London. In fall 1709, 11 ships were loaded full of these immigrants to be sent to America.


Suzanne Trotter, AG® is an Accredited Genealogist® with nearly 20 years of professional genealogical research experience. She earned concurrent bachelor’s degrees in English and in family history and genealogy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. She also completed extensive graduate studies in education at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She has conducted research in various archives across Europe, and she has contributed to several publications and given various presentations across the country and abroad. Suzanne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA). She also heads a subcommittee within the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).


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Meet Speaker Stephen Wendt

Stephen Wendt

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

Searching for Your Elusive Prussian  Ancestors: A Case Study. 

Gain a better understanding of historical Prussia  in the pursuit of records. This case‐study  approach offers the beginner and intermediate level genealogist numerous examples and  resources in order to promote your Prussian  research objectives.


Stephen Wendt, MLIS, is a professional genealogist. He holds a master’s degree in Library and  Information Science from Kent State University and is the owner of Tree Tidings Genealogy. Stephen  regularly gives webinars for members of the genealogical community. He enjoys sharing his knowledge  and passion for Prussian and German Genealogy, Newspaper Genealogy and other genealogical topics.  Stephen volunteers in several online communities dedicated to Prussian and German Genealogy.


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Meet Speaker Peter Lubrecht, PhD

Peter Lubrecht, PhD

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

Finding “Hessian Ancestors” Debunking the Myths

An illustrated presentation of the “real story” about the Hessian troops in the American Revolution.


Dr. Peter Lubrecht PhD, is an author awarded the “Eric Hartleb German Historian of the Year Award” from the National Steuben Society for “Carl Schurz: German American Statesman; Germans in New Jersey; New Jersey Hessians Truth and Lore; The Butterfly Boys in the Civil War.


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Meet Speaker Lars Thiele

Lars Thiele

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

How to Find the Places of Your Ancestors in Saxony.

Finding places in Germany can be difficult, because of name spelling, geographical locations  and administrative changes in history. Learn about special features and helpful tools for the search in Saxony.las


Lars Thiele is an independent researcher, owner of a research service, professional genealogist, blogger  and online consultant he provides help mostly for family researchers, but also for authors, architects and  landowner. Lars’ specialties are Saxon archives. Apart from the archives, libraries and of course  administrations he knows Saxony and people quite well. 


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Meet Speaker Kim Ashford

Kim Ashford

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

Learning to Use German American Newspapers

German American newspapers can be a valuable resource if you can read them. Learn tips on how to find and use them even when your German language skills are minimal.


Kim Ashford has a passion for helping others learn how to research. She has a degree from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Family History. She served as president of the Germanic Genealogy Society (MN) and is one of the founders and a previous board member of the IGGP.


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