Frankenmuth’s First 15: The Origin Story of Frankenmuth

  Presenter: Dr. Nathan Seeley - Director of Education, Events, & Exhibits Dr. Nathan Seeley found his passion for history at Saginaw Valley State University, where he graduated with his Bachelors in History. From there, he completed his Masters and Ph.D in History at Florida International University in Miami. During his time as a doctoral student, ... Read more

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German Research Resources at the Library of Michigan

Presenter: Kendel Joy Darragh, Reference Librarian Website: https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/public She has been a reference librarian at the Library of Michigan for 20 years.  Kendel Darragh has been a reference librarian at the Library of Michigan for 20 years. She works extensively with the newspaper collection, poetry from Broadside Press, cemetery resources, prison newspapers, outreach to public ... Read more

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James Beidler presenting “Finding the Right German Place!”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings

Topic: “Finding the Right German Place!” Speaker: James Beidler Description: Researching your ancestors deep into Germany simply doesn’t happen unless you know the name of the village of origin. This presentation goes over the sources to tie your immigrant to a Heimat and then find the village and its records! Note: If you are currently ... Read more

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Katherine Schober presenting “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings

Topic: "Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting" Speaker: Katherine Schober for a Speaker Bio see her Speaker Biography at: https://miggs.org/katherine-schober-from-germanologyunlocked/ Description: Learn the top tips and tricks for deciphering the old German script! With tips on how to easily recognize certain letters, how to tell tricky letters apart, abbreviations, spelling variations, names, and more, ... Read more

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