Saturday, February 1, 2014 Seminar
“The ‘Best’ in German Research:
Taking the Next Step!”
Dr. Roger P. Minert
SWFLGG Members - $30.00
Non-SWFLGG Members - $35.00
Registration includes a home-prepared German meal.
Pre-registration by January 25, 2014 REQUIRED!
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogical Society Meeting
Mid-County Regional Library, Room C
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
“Just a Little
presented by Bob Lienesch
Bob will describe how he traced his ancestry back to 1598 to the “Lienesch Hof” in Ankum, Germany. Lienesch Hof … remaining today in the Lienesch family.
His presentation will also focus on a recent “little genealogy project” that he completed for a family reunion in Dayton in October, 2013… a photograph of a 90 inch vertical descendant chart beginning with his great, great grandfather and including five generations of ancestors and a personal “Roots” book including separate descendant charts for each generation with pictures of each ancestor born after 1861.
Finally, the program will include a “How To” use Family Tree Maker to create all the descendant charts, use Picassa (a free JPEG editor) to crop and enhance the charts, photograph and print the 8 X 10 charts inexpensively, assemble the “Roots” scrap book and create a DVD of all the charts.
Come and hear more!
Programs We've Enjoyed
If you are researching your ancestors in German speaking countries and haven't been to one of our meetings, then you've missed these informative programs:
... The Family Tree
... Other German Resources Ort Sippenbücher, Familienbücher & Chroniks
... Google Translate to convert your documents into English.
... Pride and Joy: My German Ancestor's Story!
... Karl Haug - Wander-Buch
... Visit to Rhineland area of Germany and to the old German speaking
area of Serbian Austria-Hungary
... Research Benefits of Using the Germany Gen Web Site
... The Fun of Using German Websites
... Map Guide to German Parish Registers
... Review of Your German American Ancestor
... Maps ... Maps ... MAPS!
... Forgotten Ellis Island---The Extraordinary Story of America's
... Features of the "NEW" FamilySearch website
... Self Publishing your Genealogy
... German Genealogical Records at the National Archives
... My Most Unusual German Genealogy Find
... Getting the most out of Meyers Ort
... Discovering the New FamilySearch German Wiki
From Our Members:
German Radio on Your Computer
Did you know you can listen to German radio while on your computer?
Check it out at
Check out “Internet Sources for German Research” by Kory Meyerink at
Super websites… 5 pages worth!
FAMILYSEARCH FAMILYTREE REFERENCE GUIDE
For those using the new FamilySearch website, here's a link to their How-To-Use Manual:
German Newspapers Online
Newspapers are in German, but you can use Google Translate to read the pages in English.
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogical Society, Inc.
Our goal is to provide fellowship, education and support
in our research about the history and genealogy
in regions where the German language and culture
was or is prevalent.
VISIT OUR ONLINE, SEARCHABLE SURNAME LIST
If you are researching your German speaking ancestors and visiting our website for the first time. Be sure to check out the over 300 Surnames listed by our members. Maybe you'll make a match!
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