Using 19th Century Civil Records in French Departmental Archives (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Many German-speaking immigrants originally came from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, which at various times in history was incorporated into Germany. MAGS member Bob Greiner will discuss the history behind the civil records and review other topics required to locate and interpret the records. He will demonstrate how to access these records on the French departmental archives websites. Using several examples, attendees will have the opportunity to access these free sites and search for records themselves.
The conference room at the Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, will have good Internet connectivity. Please bring your own device so you can learn how to access these records yourself. You will require at least a tablet or laptop, but you will have a much better experience with a laptop.