“They Joined, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections”
September 9, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Paul Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA “They Joined, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections”
U. S. libraries, historical societies, archives, and university library special collections sections hold the records from many organizations that our Germanic ancestors joined. The organization may have been a German heritage, charitable, religious, resettlement, political, social, or other organization. Additionally, as our parts of our families migrated, so did the records. Frequently genealogists think that there may be no records for some of the family. However, there may be substantial information buried away in a manuscript collection. Finding these collections with e records of membership, donations, necrologies, stories, activities, and more has become easier in recent years. Many finding aids online and off lead you to these research nuggets that represent hundreds of years of material.