OUR ANNUAL GERMAN SEMINARS
 
Since 2009, the SWFLGG Society has held an annual German seminar.  A well-known German genealogist is invited to give us an all day program of several lectures.  We choose topics from his/her available lecture list.  Maintaining a reasonable fee for the seminar is very important.  Covering the costs of the event is primary.  Our volunteers make this event "happen."  Often, there is a genealogy vendor there with the latest in genealogy products.  The seminar includes lunch and is open to the public. Will you volunteer next year?
 
 
January 26, 2017 BUILDING YOUR GERMAN RESEARCH SKILLS Dr. Fritz Juengling
 
"German Name Origins, Meanings & Distribution"
 
  "Historical Events That Affect German Genealogical Research"  
 
"Beyond the Obvious Reasons: Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America"
 
  Open Q & A    
  Seminar  Photos  
     
January 30, 2016 THE WINNING EDGE IN GERMAN RESEARCH James M. Beidler
  "Zigzagging Trough German Church Records"  
  "German Research Online"  
  "German for Genealogists"  
  Open Q & A for submitted questions  
  Seminar Photos  
     
January 24, 2015 ACCESSING NEW SOURCES FOR GERMAN RESEARCH Kory L. Meyerink
  "Accessing Records in Germany: Local Repositories"  
  "Has It Already Been Done? German Compiled Records"  
  "Internet Sources for German Research"  
  "U. S. Sources for Learning the German Hometown"  
  Seminar Photos  
     
February 1, 2014 THE 'BEST' IN GERMAN RESEARCH: TAKING THE NEXT STEP Dr. Roger P. Minert
  "Conducting Family History Research in Germany"  
  "Status in German Society 1500-1800: Where Did Your Ancestors Fit In?"  
  "Church and Civil Records in Germany"  
  "Avoiding Self-Defeating Behaviors"  
  Seminar Photos  
     
January 26, 2013 YOUR ELUSIVE IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR Warren Bittner
  "Reasonably Exhaustive Search to Find an Impossible Ancestor"  
  "German Historical Maps & Territories"  
  "German Marriage Laws & Customs"  
  "Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick so the Animals Don't Get Worms: Reading for Historical Context"  
  Seminar Photos  
     
March 10, 2012 JUMPING OVER HURDLES Leslie Albrecht Huber
  "300 Years of German Immigration"  
  "Jumping Over Hurdles in German Research"  
  "Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org"  
  "Eight Ways to Cross the Ocean"  
  Seminar Photos  
     
March 5, 2011 FINDING OUR GERMAN ANCESTORS John T. Humphrey
  "Finding Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin"  
  "German Church Records: The Heart and Soul of German Genealogy"  
  "The 'www' of German Genealogy"  
 
"Using Published Sources to Find German Ancestors"
 
  Seminar Photos  
     
February 27, 2010 THE ABCs OF BASIC GERMAN RESEARCH Larry Jensen, B.S., AG
  "The ABCs of Basic German Research"  
  "The Importance of Maps in German Genealogical Research"  
  "Understanding the Historical & Cultural Background of the Area of Research"  
  "Understanding the Use of German Reference Research Tools"  
     
February 28 2009 PUTTING FLESH ON THE GENEALOGICAL SKELETON Baerbel Johnson
  "German Marriage Laws & Customs"  
  "German Research on the Internet"  
  "Strategies for Solving German Research Problems"  
  "Internet Resources for Locating the 19th Century Immigrant"