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Tuesday, April 20
Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna online lecture  (Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna )
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
VON DER STANDESAMTLICHEN EHE IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT - WAS UNSERE VORFAHREN BEI IHRER HEIRAT BEACHTEN MUSSTEN mit dem Referenten Roland Geiger. Zu den interessantesten Dingen, die die Franzosen im Zuge ihrer Revolution kurz vor 1800 in den von ihnen besetzten Gebieten einführten, gehörten der Code Civil, die Neuordnung des Notariatswesens und die Einrichtung des Zivilstandwesens. Daraus ergab sich die Zivilehe, die der konfessionellen vorausgesetzt wurde. Ab 1875 übernahmen die Preußen das System. Es bietet uns Genealoginnen und Genealogen eine unschätzbare Quelle, weil es konfessionsunabhängig war, d.h. jede Ehe wurde hier erfaßt - egal ob katholisch, protestantisch, lutherisch, jüdisch etc. Roland Geigers Vortrag bietet einen kleinen Einstieg in das Gesamtsystem und richtet sich dann speziell auf die standesamtliche Ehe im 19ten Jahrhundert, natürlich mit Beispielen.

Society for German-American Studies Symposium
Wednesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 24
Society for German-American Studies Symposium  (Conference)
The Society for German-American Studies presents it 45th annual symposium, In Real Time: German-American Studies Around the Globe. This four-day virtual conference features 15 sessions with presentations by scholars from around the world, covering the German-American experience from colonial times to the present. Topics include history, politics, culture, linguistics, science, and more. You will also have a chance to connect and socialize with other attendees and presenters throughout the event.
Registration fee is charged. Schedule, program, registration and payment:

Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm?
Wednesday, April 21
Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm?  (GIG - San Diego Gen. Society)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Charlotte Champenois presents "Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm? Overcoming Translated Given Names." Genealogists may skip right past the exact record they are looking for if the name is not written as expected. Locating Germans in Prussian Poland and in Alsace-Lorraine is made more difficult because given names often do not match between records — a person may be listed as Guillaume in one record and as Wilhelm in another, throwing a researcher unfamiliar with these name equivalents off track. Being able to recognize French and Polish equivalents of German given names is a necessary skill when researching Germans in these areas. This presentation will help researchers recognize this name-switching phenomenon, familiarize themselves with various name equivalents, and give them tools for finding additional name equivalents.
For questions, contact Amy Chidester at
Registration will be available beginning April 1, 2021.

Wednesday, April 21
Gravestone Conservation for the Genealogist  (PALAM - New York Chapter)
6:30 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Have you ever seen that unreadable gravestone or that toppled monument and wondered what can I do to address its condition? There is a correct way and an incorrect way to remedy that gravestone. Christopher White, a genealogist, historian, and gravestone conservator, will present a program on gravestone conservation including cleaning, repair, what to do, what not to do, when to do nothing, and when to seek a professional conservator. Christopher is the creator of Albany Grave Digger and Finding Your Past.
Open to all, no registration required.
Meeting ID: 822 4319 0109
Passcode: 233175

Friday, April 23
ROLAND-WERKSTATT FÜR FAMILIENFORSCHUNG ONLINE - Genealogische Fragerunde  (Roland zu Dortmund)
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Moderation: Angela Sigges. Den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern soll die Möglichkeit gegeben werden, ihre Fragen bezüglich ihrer Familienforschung zu stellen und so wichtige Hinweise und Hilfen zu erhalten. Wenn Sie zum ersten Mal an einer unserer Online-Veranstaltungen auf ZOOM teilnehmen möchten, finden Sie auf unserer Homepage eine detaillierte Anleitung:
Anmeldung: Nach dem Klick auf REGISTRIERUNG erhalten Sie automatisch eine Bestätigungs-E-Mail mit dem Link zum Zutritt in den Zoom-Meeting-Raum. Manchmal landet die Bestätigungs-E-Mail auch im SPAM-Ordner. Schauen Sie ggf. dort auch nach.

Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 24
Spring Meeting  (PALAM - Indiana Chapter)
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Speaker James Beidler is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, and writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy.  He is now an editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania’s Launching Pads into the Midwest
  • Researching German Families in Pennsylvania
  • Digging Pennsylvania Roots from Your Desktop
  • Go with the Flow: Finding All the Newspapers You Need!
Registration: US $25 (Pal-Am Member); US $35 (non-Pal-Am member)
Download attached flyer to register and pay.

Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings
Tuesday, April 27
Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
"Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings" will be presented by Uwe Kerntopf. Stolp is the German name for a city and district in Poland and was historically an administrative district (Kreis) in Pomerania.  The Society has been very actively collecting, preserving and researching this former German district and its neighboring district. Inhabitants from this area were expelled in 1945, often after having been expelled from regions even further east. The descendants have collected much vital information since then, and recently made connections with current inhabitants of the region to work together in collecting and preserving more material. The society has rescued and collected church books, civil registration office records, tax records, and much more.  Only a few records for this area are held by the Family History Library, but most are not. Mr. Kerntopf will present the findings of the society, and how to access their immense database.

Registration will open closer to the event. Check the SGGS Calendar.

Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 1
Annual Meeting  (PALAM - New York Chapter)
10:45 am
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Presenter Joseph Lieby is a past President of the Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society. He retired as a school district administrator and has more than 25 years experience in genealogical research in the New York-New Jersey area. He has spoken at national and regional societies and has published articles on his research interests in the New York Palatines newsletter of which he was the editor. The meeting and lectures will be conducted via ZOOM.

10:45 AM participant login
11 AM NY chapter board & membership meeting
12:30 PM Kleindeutschland: a German city in the heart of Manhattan
1:30 PM Break
1:45 PM German Americans in the American Civil War
Palatine to America members $5
Non-members $10. Consider becoming a Palatines to America German Genealogy Society member. Visit us at to complete the membership application.
Several days prior to the date, you will be emailed a link to ZOOM and the handouts. For questions, please email:
Register using PayPal: Type in the “NOTES” section of the PayPal page the name and email of the person(s) attending the conference & their Palatines to America member number.

Saturday, May 22
Understanding German language Records  (Meetings)
10:00 am
Brisbane (Australia) time zone - online [English]
 The Central European Interest Group of the Queensland Family History Society is hosting Eric Kopittke, who will provide some tips on “Understanding German language Records” based on civil and church records. Email to for the meeting details.

Wendish Genealogical Research
Tuesday, May 25
Wendish Genealogical Research  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Milan Pohontsch will present a webinar on "Wendish Genealogical Research." Mr. Pohontsch is a native German and Wend at the same time. The Wends are a European Slavic minority, more commonly known as the Sorbians (not to be confused with the Serbians).  In general, Wendish genealogical research is a lot like German research, just with a few additional language-specific add-ons. The class will mainly concentrate on these add-ons. Therefore, listeners who already know the basics of German research will easily absorb the additional peculiarities of Wendish research. Taught will be topics like Wendish history, record sources, important genealogical publications, dealing with Wendish names and towns, and some grammar that will help to decipher a Wendish record correctly.

Registration will open closer to the event. Check the SGGS Calendar.

Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 13
Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree  (Conference)
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
The Southern California Genealogy Society is holding its annual Jamboree and offering two weekends of workshops!
  • First weekend: Friday-Saturday, June 4-5, 2021. The theme for this weekend is Genetic Genealogy.
  • Second weekend: Friday-Saturday, June 11-13, Jamboree!
You can watch live and recorded presentations on a variety of topics. There are also special events during the week between the two weekends.
Early Bird registration ends on April 26th:

Wednesday, June 16
German Settlement in Missouri  (G-SIG of St. Louis Gen. Soc.)
7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Carol Whitton, CG (German SIG leader and StLGS Projects Director).
German-Americans arrived before Missouri statehood. In the 19th century, German immigrants poured into the state, altering the population and keeping Missouri in the Union. Explore the counties with the largest influx of German immigrants.
To be added to the mail list to receive connection details, send an email to

Saturday, July 17 through Saturday, July 24
2021 Virtual International German Genealogy Conference  (Conference)
Virtual Conference “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”
The International German Genealogy Partnership is thrilled to announce that the 2021 International German Genealogy Conference, previously cancelled as an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be held virtually from 17 July to 24 July 2021 with the theme of “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”. This new format will allow both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world – including many from our partner organizations in Germany – to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?
IGGP conference speakers announced!
Review the full slate of speakers and topics and then take advantage of the early-bird pricing to choose your package and register in English or auf Deutsch. This virtual conference is a must-attend for anyone researching their German ancestors. With expected participation from genealogists around the world, researchers will have a unique opportunity to connect across borders while simultaneously learning from the top experts in the field.
To stay up-to-date on conference news,

Saturday, July 24
Changing Borders  (Meetings)
10:00 am
Brisbane (Australia) time zone - online [English]
The Central European Interest Group of the Queensland Family History Society is hosting Dr. Chris Elmore, who will present “Changing Borders” based on changes in European borders following the 30 years war. Email to for the meeting details.

Wednesday, September 15
Hofgeschichten, Häusergeschichten, and Bürgerbücher: Using Local History Sources in German Genealogi  (G-SIG of St. Louis Gen. Soc.)
7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Scott Holl (Manager, History & Genealogy Dept., St. Louis County Library Headquarters).
Hofgeschichten (farm histories), Häusergeschichte (building histories), and Bürgerbücher (citizen registers) are local history publications that can provide important genealogical clues and insights into your ancestors’ lives. Discover each of these unique publications, how to use them and tips for finding them.
To be added to the mail list to receive connection details, send an email to

Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 19
Finding Our Stories virtual convention  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe will hold a virtual convention and its annual general meeting, focused on sharing experiences in researching our ancestors’ stories. And no one needs to travel farther than your own home! Watch for details as planning for our first virtual convention moves forward. or Facebook: SGGEE