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Annual SWFLGG Seminar
Noted Genealogist and Popular Lecturer
"Accessing New Sources for German Research"
Saturday, January 24, 2015
24 Twenty-One Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail - Port Charlotte, FL
"Accessing Records in German Local Repositories"
Archives, libraries, civil registration offices and many other repositories in Germany have hundreds of thousands of documents not available on microfilm or anywhere else. Church, city, state, regional and archives are much easier to search in Germany that in many countries, and long distance access is even possible, The answers to your research problems are there. Now, learn how to get at those answers.
"Has It Already Been Done? German Compiled Records"
Records of the previous research of others is a standby and common source in American and British research, but iis it almost as important for German research? Thousands of books and hundreds of periodicals document a growing amount of carefully researched lineages in Germany. Manuscript collections add millions more names. Easier to us than parish registers. It's time to tap this under-used wealth of information.
"Internet Sources for German Research"
There may not be a Ancestry or RootsWeb for German research but there are a significant and growing neumber of Internet sites providing significant help for German researchers. From Gazetteer sites to translation sites, as well as locality sites where you can contact local archives, churches and even researchers, it's getting easier to do this research right at home!
"U.S. Sources for Learning the German Hometown"
Finding a German's ancestral home town is best done with sources in the United States and Canada. This lecture introduces the major records in America that may provide the name of the German immigrant;s home town. It is necessary to sue a wide variety of American soruces because there are no "sure cures" for this problem.
For more information and registration form, CLICK HERE.
The Next Meeting of SWFLGG
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:30 am
Mid-County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard - Port Charloote, FL
To be announced
In many cases a resident of a German locality had to apply for a passport to emigrate. Laws varied from place to place. Passport records and indexes, when they exist and have been filmed, are catalogued in the Family History Library Catalogue under the topic "Emigration and Immigration" in its Locality section.
From The German Research Companion
Websites to check!
Germanic Genealogy Society, St. Paul, MN
Alphabetical list of German towns, 1900-1910
A "How-To" Manual for the new FamilySearch website
"Internet Sources for German research" by Kory Meyerink
The SWFLGG Surname Database
Have you checked our Surname Database?
Could your ancestor be in our Surname Database?
Each entry has...
The ancestor's name
Years when they lived there
Only members can enter names and information into the database
but it's available to anyone who may be interested.
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