FINDING GERMAN ANCESTORS: "Their Information Is Not all on the Internet" (Other Societies/Organizations)
Zula B. Wylie Public Library - Cedar Hill
Presented by BERNARD MEISNER
Locating records about your family in Germany starts by determining their home town through an exhaustive search of U.S. records, as most German records are maintained at the local level (town or parish).
Also due to wars and boundary changes your family records may now be located in another state or country. In this presentation, Bernard will demonstrate the use of finding aids to identify where civil and church records might be locted, and online resources for correspondence and reading/interpreting German printing and handwriting.
Over seventeen percent of Americans claim to have German ancestry. Those of us who do not will find our September program appies to research in the rest of Europe, as well.