Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)

Presenter: Anne Brenneis Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online & in-person Sacramento German Genealogy Society's own Anne Brenneis is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair.  Join us for her presentation! Cemeteries with gravestones for our family members are always exciting to find and yield many clues about their lives. Burial sites often disappear, ... Read more


Pennsylvania German Enslavers: A Re-examination

Learn about Pennsylvania Germans' history of enslavement. About this event What role did Pennsylvania’s German population play in African enslavement, and where does it show up in archival records? As with much historical examination of the extent of slavery in the North, a re-examination of documents has led to a deeper understanding of the use ... Read more


Navigating Online Records in Poland to Find Ancestors (Webinar)

 This presentation will provide a brief overview of two primary databases which reveal parish and civil registry records in Poland encompassing many Polish, German and Jewish residents in the 19th – early 20th centuries: Geneteka and Metryki.Genealodzy.PL

Crossing Borders, annual convention  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)

Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online For German-speakers in Poland and Ukraine, your ancestors' journey often occurred in stages. At this weekend convention, speakers will review why Germans would have moved to Galicia, Pommerania, and East Prussia and Lithuania, and why they might have moved on to Poland and Ukraine. We'll aso have speakers in research in Ukraine and how to expand your research beyond the usual sites. Follow the convention blog for updates as time draws closer to the opening of registration, which is free for all attendees.


 “Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without”.

Presenter: Ingeborg Carpenter Mountain Time Zone - Online and English The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America (COPALAM) will be presenting a half-day Fall Seminar with Ingeborg Carpenter. Her topic will be "Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without".  It appears that our German ancestors had a gadget or ... Read more