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Genealogy Webinar: “The Lives and Times of Our German-Speaking Ancestors”
Saturday, March 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$40
Many genealogists write their family histories. They strive to not simply create a family tree, but to flesh it out with stories and paint a picture of the world their ancestors lived in. In this workshop we will explore resources that help family scholars find their ancestors from German-speaking Europe and learn more about the experiences of their forefathers and -mothers in the process. Sessions will cover the following topics.
- German Immigration to America
- Beyond Indexes: Primary Resources for German Genealogists on Family Search and Ancestry.com
- Community Documents
- Brick Walls
Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has extensive experience researching the history of German immigration to America and the families that made the journey.