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Friday, April 7 through Saturday, April 8
"Gateway to Germany" with Warren Bittner, CG  (GIG- Rogue Valley Gen. Society)
Jackson County Genealogy Library 3405 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR 97501
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society is happy to sponsor Warren Bittner for a Friday Workshop and a Satuday seminar on April 7-8, 2017.  
The Friday workshop will be from 3-6 p.m. on German Gothic Handwriting, "Anyone Can Read It"
Satuday's seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and will include the following classes:
German History, Historical Maps & Territories, Meyer's Gazetteer and German Marriage Laws and Customs.
Seating is limited, register soon and get additional information at

Saturday, April 8
2017 Spring Seminar  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
The SGGS (CA) Spring Seminar will feature Dr. Michael Lacopo who will speak in the morning on Using DNA Testing to Further Your Family Tree followed by a presentation about how to break through those German-American research brick walls. Take home tips, clues, and discoveries about your German ancestry – all in one day!
Visit the SGG site for more information and Registraion.

Saturday, April 8
Spring Meeting with Dr. Roger Minert  (PALAM - Indiana Chapter)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
IHS Indiana History Center 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis
Registration 9:00 AM-9:30 AM; Program 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Roger Minert is an Internationally Renowned Genealogist; Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University
 Topic 1—Status in German Society 1500-1800 – Where did your ancestors Fit In?
 Topic 2— Gazetteers in Germany
 Topic 3—Census Records in Germany
 Topic 4—Communicating with Agencies and Individuals in Europe
Dr. Minert will be available to answer personal research questions during breaks; his books will also available to purchase. 
For more information see their brochure.  Deadline for ordering meals is March 31.

Saturday, April 22
Spring Seminar: "Beyond the Obvious - German Genealogy" with Dr. Fritz Juengling   (PALAM - Ohio Chapter)
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
The Palatines of America - Ohio Chapter is presenting Dr. Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., German Research Specialist at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, as our featured speaker.

Topics include:
Beyond the Obvious: Beyond Practical and Social Concerns for Emigration to America;
Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research;
The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records: How to fill the Gaps When Church Records are Missing;
German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution.

Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, and Full Buffet lunch by Schmidt's Sausage Haus.
Member: $45; Non-Member: $55; Deadline for advance registration: April 8, 2017; After April 8, 2017 cost is $55 for Members and $65 for Non-Members

Registration is available online at our website, or with check payable to Ohio Chapter-Palam.
Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329; For questions e-mail:

Saturday, May 6
All-day Seminar with Fritz Juengling, Ph.D, AG  (PALAM - Colorado Chapter)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Central Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver, CO
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America and the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library Present an All-day Seminar and Book Fair Featuring Fritz Juengling, Ph.D, AG, to be held at the Central Denver Public Library from 9:30am until 4:30pm.
His topics will include: 
German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution
Germans from Russia: Their History, and Resources for Research
German Guild Records: Filling in the Gaps when Parish Records do not Exist, and
Beyond the Obvious Reasons: Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America
Registration: $35 before April 29
For additional information: see their website

Saturday, June 17
Understanding German Church Records  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Doubletree by Hilton, Laurel Maryland 20707
Instructor Bob Greiner will introduce you to the kinds of records that may have been kept and give you tips on how to navigate the records.  Bob will suggest strategies to tackle documents written in German Gothic scripts and Fraktur print fonts.  He will provide and will discuss samples of a variety of records, which the participants can use in the hands on portion of the workshop.   Attendees will receive a set of standard word lists and other resources that will assist in translating the German terms that may appear in the records.

Sunday, June 25
Pommerntag Celebration  (Pommerscher Verein Freistadt)
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Rd., Mequon, WI
Pommerntag means Pomeranian Day and is a one-day celebration of all things Pomeranian. This year is the 42nd annual celebration with free admission and parking. Entertainment includes Pomeranian dance groups and a Pomeranian band. The cultural building has displays, free access to the Pedigree Database of over 168,000 names, and genealogical research help. And of course there will be Pomeranian food and drink.
See links for additional information

Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (IGGP)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest 7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
The inaurgural international conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership.  Theme is Connections: International. Cultural. Personal.

Friday, September 22 through Monday, September 25
Deutsche Genealogentag  (DAgV)
Dresden, Germany
This is the largest gathering of genealogists in the German-speaking countries. Theme of the conference is "Europe in our roots - Saxony and its neighbors."
See website for additional details.

Friday, October 13
Early German Migrations  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, York. Pennsylvania 17408
Finding the Palatinate: German Political Geography 1777-1945
Dr Kenneth Heger will present an in depth discussion of the political currents existing in the years between 1777 and 1945 specifically focusing on southwestern Germany - the Palatinate, Baden, and Hesse-Darmstadt. He will discuss new website content and demonstrate new tools to aid in your research.

Saturday, October 14
Early German Migrations  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, York Pennsylvania, 17408
Early German Migrations
  • Pioneers & Colonists: Historical Background of Germans in Eastern Europe 
                 James M.Beidler
  • Germany to Pennsylvania: 18th Century Odyssey
                  James M.Beidler
  • Keystone Records in the Keystone State
                Sharon Cook MacInnes, CG
  • Migration Patterns of Germans in America
                Sharon Cook MacInnes, CG