The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Inc.

“Everyday Life in Old Germany"

Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society
Presents a Half day seminar
Saturday February 1, 2020
1pm – 4pm
Mid-County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd
Port Charlotte, Fl. 33952 Room C
SWFLGG Member price $10
Non-Member Price $15 Join our Society @ $20 and pay Member Price of $10
“Everyday Life in Old Germany and how it affects your research”
Presented by Joanne Ryder
Session 1: Problem Solving in German Research
“I can’t find him anywhere! There are no records!” Take a new approach with tips from the history and culture of your ancestor’s time to change your perspective of where to look and why. Marriage, inheritance, naming practices and many other things were so different from what we know today. Perhaps that “brick wall” of your German ancestor may begin to crumble.
Session 2: Everyday Family Life in Old Germany
What was lifelike for your ancestors before they emigrated to the United States? Were there any comforts, or was life just work and misery? Hear about what the common family endured in “old Germany.”
About our Presenter Joanne Ryder
Joanne has been involved in genealogy for many years. Upon retirement, genealogy became her avocation. She has traced both her paternal and maternal German ancestors to 1650. Joanne served as President of the Charlotte County Genealogy Society in 2002 and 2003 and as Editor of their newsletter for 10 years. In 2006, she organized and founded the Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, serving as president from 2006-2014. She is currently editor of their newsletter, Das Posthorn. She is a member of numerous German societies across the country. Joanne has taught both basic and intermediate genealogy for the Charlotte County Society, often gives classes at Southwestern Florida State and is a frequent genealogy lecturer for the Lee County Library system. She has lectured at numerous Florida genealogical societies, Florida State Genealogical Society Conferences and the International Germanic Genealogy Partnership conference in Minneapolis.
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