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.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Irmtraud Tiemann will talk about:
Searching Ancestors in Osnabrück: What You Should Know
This lecture may give an impression about the Osnabrück area, little about history, sources (online or offline) for genealogists, helpful organizations as archives, genealogical societies like OSFA.
Irmtraud Tiemann is Chairwoman of “Arbeitskreis Familienforschung Osnabrueck e.V.” since 2014, ( https://osfa.de) visited IGGP Conference in Minneapolis and Sacramento in 2017 and 2019. Born in 1953 in Osnabrück and my family has lived in this area since 1651.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Ellie Vance will talk about:
An Introduction to Germans from Russia
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of Germans in Russia including emigration from Germany, life in Russia, and immigration to the Americas.
Ellie Vance graduated from BYU with a double major in Family History/Genealogy and Russian. Ellie currently works at the FamilySearch Family History Library as a specialist on the German/Slavic team where she enjoys helping patrons find their Eastern European and Germans from Russia roots.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Dr. Michael Lacopo, DVM will talk about:
Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research
Several case studies will be presented showing lesser‐utilized research tactics, repositories, records, and resources used to find information about our Pennsylvania German ancestors.
German Genealogy on the Internet – Beyond the Basics
How can we further our German research from the comfort of our American homes? There are many English and German-language websites available that may have the answers you seek!
Michael Lacopo, DVM, is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem-solving.
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Dirk Weissleder will talk about:
Find Your Global German Cousin
Where and how can I find my global cousin with German ancestry, especially outside of today`s Germany? Where did the Germans went worldwide?
Dirk Weissleder was born in 1969 in Hannover, Germany. He is management consultant, chairman of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbaende (DAGV = national German umbrella organization of the genealogical societies) and editor of DAGV-News (both since 2012), and 2nd Vice President of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). He is author, lecturer and local politician (communal councilor). Since 2019 he is General Secretary of the world confederation of genealogy and heraldry (Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d´Héraldique, CIGH), and appointed member of the Académie Internationale de Généalogie (AIG).
Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Diane Schmidt will talk about:
Beyond the Basics: Google Tips and Products for Germanic Genealogists
Learn how to search Google more effectively and also how to use products such as Google Books, Google Translate, Google Images and Google Drive to advance your Germanic genealogy hunt.
Diane Schmidt is the Chair of the Germanic Genealogy Society of Minnesota’s Library Committee and writes a monthly column about library resources for the society’s electronic newsletter. She presented Expect the Unexpected at the 2019 IGGP conference. She was formerly an academic librarian and enjoys combining genealogy and librarianship.
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.
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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