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2021 Christmas Market  (German Texan Heritage Society)
Saturday, November 27
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - In-person [English]
Do you need some unique and authentic gifts? Would you like to add a few more pieces to your Christmas wonderland? Are you a member of the German-Texan Heritage Society? If you said YES to all three questions, we've got you covered.
 
Location: German Free School Building, 507 E 10th St, Austin, Texas. Become a member NOW (http://germantexans.org/membership/) and take advantage of the 2021 Christmas Market.


Samstag-Stammtisch bei Familia Austria  (Familia Austria)
Saturday, November 27
4:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Wir setzen damit die lange Tradition unserer "Wiener Genealogen-Stammtische" (WGSt.), gegründet 2003 fort, den Zeitumständen halber eben virtuell, d.h. über das Internet. Jeder Interessierte, ob nun Vereinsmitglied bei unserer Familia oder nicht ist eingeladen teilzunehmen. Jeder kann jederzeit ein- bzw. wieder aussteigen – ein völlig zwangloser Stammtisch also.
 



Sonst war alles für die Katz" - Notwendige wissenschaftliche Standards in der Familienforschung  (Familia Austria)
Wednesday, December 1
6:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Vortragende: Dr. Hertha Schwarz
Bitte hier anmelden: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceiprD0pHNPlVNVZaef4_L-zucBL_euE
 
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.


Online-Themenabend  (Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna )
Thursday, December 2
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
GENEALOGISCHE GESCHENKIDEEN AUS DEM TEILNEHMERKREIS FÜR ALLE ANLÄSSE. Jeder Interessent ist herzlich willkommen. Um teilzunehmen, bitte auf unsere Einladung mit Teilnahmemöglichkeit klicken: https://www.ahnenforscher-stammtisch-unna.de/2021/11/04/einladung-zum-ahnenforscher-stammtisch-unna-online-themenabend-am-02-12-2021/


Beyond The Nutcracker: German Christmas Traditions  (German Genealogy Group - NY)
Thursday, December 2
7:30 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]
A surprising number of our Christmas traditions have German origins. Many -- the Christmas tree, the song "Silent Night" -- came to stay, but others were lost. Have you heard about Rugklas and Knecht Ruprecht, devilish counterparts to St. Nicholas? And just what is the Christmas pickle all about? This presentation explores German and German-American Christmas lore and customs passed down through generations.
 
Presented by  Claire Gebben, author of the award-winning memoir How We Survive Here: Families Across Time (2018) about the discovery of old letters in an attic in Germany written by her ancestors.
 
Hybrid meeting with online component for GGG members.For more information, go to: https://www.germangenealogygroup.com/meetings/meeting-schedule.php


Your Family Name – A Vehicle Through History
Your Family Name – A Vehicle Through History  (German-Amer Heritage/museum)
Saturday, December 4
2:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
 
 
One of the problems people face today is that the meaning and historical background of names are often unknown. Before you start digging deeper into genealogical research, you need an understanding of the historical development, function, and meaning of German surnames. Each case can present unique challenges depending on family lines and region of origin.
 
Dirk Weissleder has been active in genealogical research since 1982,and has lectured extensively on German genealogy and the German diaspora. He is the 2nd Vice-President  of the International German Genealogy Partnership.
 
This event, sponsored by the German-American Heritage Museum, will be held via Zoom. A fee is charged. Register: https://gahmusa.org/product/online-genealogy-seminar-your-family-name-a-vehicle-through-history/


Rev. George Weiss, his Catechism, and the Eucharist  (Seminar)
Wednesday, December 8
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]
Rev. George Weiss was the first pastor to lead the Schwenkfelders in the American colonies. Besides being a devoted pastor, he also took time to write a catechism for children that is more than 1,000 questions in length and had more than 270 questions related to the Eucharist. This seminar will look at his catechism and specifically his teaching about the Eucharist, noting any changes from Caspar Schwenckfeld’s viewpoint. Presented by Rev. Dr. Drake Williams, III
 
Registration required for this online and virtual event: email info@schwenkfelder.org. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located at105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073.


How Swiss German is Amish Shwitzer?  (Webinar)
Thursday, December 9
12:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Adams County, Indiana, is home to the Swiss Amish, who do not speak Pennsylvania Dutch but Shwitzer. The language sounds surprisingly familiar to speakers of modern Swiss German dialects – and yet very different. Shwitzer has preserved much of its original Bernese Swiss German vocabulary, but its grammatical structure has changed drastically. Rather than converging toward American English, Shwitzer has taken on elements of Pennsylvania Dutch.
 
This presentation will examine the fascinating evolution of one of America’s unique minority languages. Guido Seiler is a professor of Germanic Linguistics at the University of Zurich. His research specialization lies at the interface between historical and variationist linguistics and theoretical modeling of grammatical structure and language change. Anja Hasse received her Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics from the University of Zurich and is now a postdoctoral researcher working on the  “Amish Shwitzer” project. She is interested in non-standard Germanic varieties, their grammar, and contact among them.
 
Registration is required. Email Antje Petty of the Max Kade Institute (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link, which will be sent on Dec. 8.


Pomeranian Christmas traditions  (Connection session)
Saturday, December 11
11:00 am
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
What Pomeranian traditions are celebrated in your family? Come to our meeting, share your knowledge, have fun and enjoy the holidays! There is no agenda as it is not known what questions will be asked. There are no handouts. This is an informal opportunity to ask questions, hear answers, and get to know each other.
 


Die Kurrentschrift – Leseseminar für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene  (Familia Austria)
Wednesday, December 15
6:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
 
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.


Geschichte(n) rund um den Lebzelten  (Familia Austria)
Wednesday, December 22
6:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Bedeutung des Gebäcks und dessen Herstellung im Wandel der Zeit. Vortragende: Mag. Angelika Schmalbach. Bitte hier anmelden: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModuCtpzwpHtDosNh17ZLjggkWCwLg80jD
 
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.


Analyseabend "Wie ordne ich meine Funde geschichtlich ein?  (Familia Austria)
Wednesday, December 29
6:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Viele Forscher sammeln jahrelang Namen und Lebensdaten ohne sich um den geschichtlichen Konnex zu kümmern. Sie verstehen damit oft nicht warum das Leben dieser Vorfahren so war, obwohl man das oft durchaus einschätzen kann. D.h. die Forscher sind eingeladen Ihre Fragen bei diesem Analyseabend zu stellen und unser Team bei Familia Austria wird versuchen das historisch einzuordnen. Leitung: Günter Ofner.
Bitte hier anmelden: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodOGspjMvHtZqc9zYFSuXcprhIRJ--_6_
 
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.



Familienforschung der Ungarndeutschen - Möglichkeiten und Mittel  (Familia Austria)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
6:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Der AKuFF stellt sich vor. Vortragender: Dr. Kornel Pencz. Bitte hier anmelden: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpceyprT4uHtMqXckCENlHhFAYWL7Mu4VU
 
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.


Germans in the New World  (Seminar)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]

In the 1500s, many Germans came to the New World, primarily to Spanish-speaking areas. These Germans were not immigrant families, but adventurists, soldiers, clergy, and artisans. Some even published books about their experiences. There’s even a Brazilian movie (1999) about Hans Staden (1525–1575). Come and hear their stories. Presented by Allen Viehmeyer.

Registration required for this online and virtual event: email info@schwenkfelder.org. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located at105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073.


Pomeranians in Australia  (Pomeranian SIG of Immigrant GS)
Saturday, January 22, 2022
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Speaker Eric Kopittke will discuss the topic of Pomeranians who immigrated to Australia. A significant number of the Germans to Australia in the 19th century were from Pomerania. Why did they choose to come to Australia (and New Zealand)? What was the journey like? Where did they settle? What was their influence on their communities?
 


Eastern European Genealogy Research  (Webinar)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
This overview presentation will touch on Eastern European genealogy basics and suggest useful resources. It will show sample records and provide tips for confirming the village name.  The presenter is Chris Bukoski, the program chair and a long-standing member of the East European Genealogical Society.  Registration required: email familyhistory@surrey.ca. Online program via Microsoft Teams. See attached flyer.
 



Serious Nonsense: Groundhog Lodges, Versammlinge, and Pennsylvania German Heritage  (Seminar)
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]

Learn about the origins of Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge, occasions when Pennsylvania Germans gather to speak their language and celebrate their culture. These meetings, begun in the 1930s, continue to the present.  Many of the activities and humor are rooted in broader American folk and performative traditions that are spun into Pennsylvania German experience.  And the Groundhog Lodges feature one Pennsylvania German tradition that has become familiar in popular culture: groundhog weather prognostication. Presented by William Donner.

Registration required for this online and virtual event: email info@schwenkfelder.org. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located at105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073.


Guide to Reading Old German Cursive  (Workshop)
Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - In-person

In-person workshop for adults on five consecutive Saturdays: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5.

From the 1400s to the 1900s, letters were written in the old-fashion cursive handwriting in German-speaking Europe and North America. Learning how to read authentic, original documents can be helpful to people interested in the history of Germanic languages, German history, family history, Schwenckfeld and Schwenkfelder history, German literature, or just out of curiosity. These interactive group workshops are led by Allen Viehmeyer, the Associate Director of Research, and use workbooks he has designed. Materials distributed include photos of original documents in our collections. A basic knowledge of German is not necessary but can be helpful.

Registration is required by emailing allen@schwenkfelder.org before Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. $115 for workshop and materials. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located at105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073.



Connection session / Pomerania  (Connection session)
Saturday, February 19, 2022
11:00 am
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Connection session for genealogists researching their ancestors in Pomerania.
 
Visit the Facebook page closer to the date for the registration link. https://www.facebook.com/PommernPeople


22nd Annual Virtual Seminar
22nd Annual Virtual Seminar  (G-SIG of Villages Gen. Soc. FL)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Featuring Cyndi Ingle of "Cyndi's List." Early-Bird Registration of $25 is available through Nov. 30, 2021. After Nov. 30, the registration cost is $30. See the detailed program on https://vgsfl.org/index.php.
 
Register Online & Pay by Credit Card. Register by mail and pay by check by downloading a registration packet.



Acting Dutch: Pennsylvania Dutch-Inspired Theater in the 20th Century  (Seminar)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]

There have been a surprising number of Pennsylvania Dutch-themed plays written and produced over the last 100 years — several of which even made it to Broadway! Some of them you may know, but the majority you probably don’t. Heritage Center Curator of Collections Candace Perry will take you for a tour of the Great White Way, and local byways Pennsylvania Dutch style with this illustrated lecture on these plays and musicals inspired by our regional culture.

Registration required for this online and virtual event: email info@schwenkfelder.org. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located at105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073.



Familien und Ortsforschung Stolper Lande  (Stolper Heimatkreise e.V.)
Friday, May 20, 2022 through Sunday, May 22, 2022
Willebadessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE - in person
Der Austausch von Informationen und Erfahrungen, die Auswertung alter pommerscher Dokumente, die Nutzung deutscher und polnischer Archive ebenso wie die von Computer und Internet stehen im Mittelpunkt unserer Begegnung.
 
Informationen zur Anmeldung und zum Hotel finden Sie im beiliegenden Flyer. Oder besuchen Sie die Website.



2022 National Conference
2022 National Conference  (Palatines to America (PALAM))
Friday, June 17, 2022 through Saturday, June 18, 2022
Denver, Colorado, USA - person
The Palatines to America National Conference will feature two full days of lectures by Dr. Wolfgang Grams of Oldenburg, Germany, and Daniel Jones, AG, German, Swiss and Slavic Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Online registration at palam.org. See flyer for details & hotel information.
 
Dr. Grams will lecture on:
  • Facts and Fiction in the German American Migration Experience;
  • The Pursuit of Happiness:  Faith, Land and Hope;
  • German Resources to Trace Your Roots I:  Archives, Digitization and Online Resources in Germany; and
  • German Resources to Trace Your Roots II:  Documents
Mr. Jones will lecture on:
  • From the Alps to the Rhein:  Beginning Your Swiss Research;
  • Foreign Language Research:  Tools for Reading Genealogical Documents;
  • Defending the Vaterland:  German Military Records; and
  • Solving Complex Genealogical Problems:  The Case of Balthasar Weber
Conference registration fee is charged and includes all eight lectures, lunches on Friday and Saturday, Friday evening banquet and a no-host "Get Acquainted" event on Thursday evening.



Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) Jamboree  (Conference)
Friday, August 19, 2022 through Saturday, August 20, 2022
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]