German-American Genealogy Resources at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Katy Barnes, director of Genealogical Services and Programs, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will talk about HSP’s resources. Founded in 1824, HSP is one of the largest history libraries in the nation, showcasing collections on regional and national history, and offering a manuscript collection renowned for holdings that span from the 16th to the […]

BĂĽcher bei FamilySearch – die FamilySearch Digital Library

Sommerakademie 2024. Vortragende: Anke Michels. Bitte hier anmelden. Eine wöchentliche Reihe von Programmen. Auf den kurzen Vortrag folgt eine Diskussion. 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. Central Europe time zone | online | German

Treffen Tuesday

Meet Adam Schell, a 96-year-old Volga German man born in the village of Seewald. His life experience has been shaped by the history of all Germans from Russia in the Soviet Union in the 20th century. He lived through the famine of the 1930s, the 1941 deportation of the Volga Germans, and the consequent persecution […]

Finding Your German Immigrant Ancestor’s Birthplace

Speaker: Joe Everett. Before you can cross the pond to research in German records, you have to do your homework in United States records to learn the immigrant’s specific place of origin. This is due not only to the decentralized nature of German records and the scarcity of indexes, but also to the fact that […]

German genealogy begins in the U.S.

Ultimately we seek a German village of origin in  U.S. records. But first we connect ourselves to an ancestor. Carol Whitton, StLGS projects director, helps you recognize and avoid online pitfalls. Use a different thought process for each ancestor. Answer U.S. questions. Build the whole U.S. family. Learn about Germany. Verify the German village with […]

Pommerntag

Pommerntag means Pomeranian Day and is a one-day celebration of all things Pomeranian. This year is the 47th annual celebration with free admission and parking. Entertainment includes Pomeranian dance groups and a German band. The cultural building has displays, free access to the Pedigree Database of over 182,000 names, and genealogical research help. Check out […]

Researching Your Pennsylvania German Ancestors at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center

Presenter Hunt Schenkel is the archivist at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, PA. He will discuss the Library’s collection, which focuses on Schwenkfelder history as well as Pennsylvania German history in general. The Schwenkfelders are a small German Protestant denomination that settled in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 18th century. The center maintains […]

From the Steppes to Our Tables

AHSGR presents its 54th international convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The featured banquet speakers is Dr. Brent Mai, dean of Libraries at Wichita State University in Kansas. Since 2016, he has served as the director of the Volga German Institute through which he shares his research on the socio-economic movement patterns of the Volga Germans. […]

From the Steppes to Our Tables

AHSGR presents its 54th international convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The featured banquet speakers is Dr. Brent Mai, dean of Libraries at Wichita State University in Kansas. Since 2016, he has served as the director of the Volga German Institute through which he shares his research on the socio-economic movement patterns of the Volga Germans. […]

From the Steppes to Our Tables

AHSGR presents its 54th international convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The featured banquet speakers is Dr. Brent Mai, dean of Libraries at Wichita State University in Kansas. Since 2016, he has served as the director of the Volga German Institute through which he shares his research on the socio-economic movement patterns of the Volga Germans. […]

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe 2024 convention will focus on ways you can still learn something new, whether you are a novice or experienced family researcher. Follow the convention blog as speakers are introduced and registration information becomes available. Pacific Time Zone | virtual | English

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe 2024 convention will focus on ways you can still learn something new, whether you are a novice or experienced family researcher. Follow the convention blog as speakers are introduced and registration information becomes available. Pacific Time Zone | virtual | English