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Saturday, March 6
The Lives and Times of Our German-Speaking Ancestors  (Workshop)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Friends of the Max Kade Institute. Fee $40 USD.
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. Sessions.
  • German Immigration to America
  • Beyond Indexes: Primary Resources for German Genealogists on Family Search and
  • 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.

Tuesday, March 9
Roland-Online-Vortragsabend  (Roland zu Dortmund)
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
KURIOSES AUS DER GENEALOGIE mit dem Referenten Heiko Hungerige aus Bochum.
Nach dem Klick auf REGISTRIERUNG erhalten Sie automatisch eine Bestätigungs-E-Mail mit dem Link zum Zutritt in den Zoom-Meeting-Raum. Manchmal landet die Bestätigungs-E-Mail auch im SPAM-Ordner. Schauen Sie ggf. dort auch nach.

2021 Virtual Spring Seminar
Saturday, March 13
2021 Virtual Spring Seminar  (PALAM - Ohio Chapter)
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Speaker Daniel R. Jones, MS, AG. He specializes in Swiss and German research and is currently a research specialist in Germanic and Slavic Europe for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  • Finding your European Ancestors: Record Types and Resources for Research
  • Germany: Complex Thinking—Using non-parish registers to solve research problems
  • From the Alps to the Rhine: Your Swiss Research—What makes Swiss research unique?
  • The Search for Anna Hansen: Using Geography to Find German Records
Palatine to American Members: US $35.00 | Non Members: US $45.00
Register and Pay online at:
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Austria Connection Session
Saturday, March 13
Austria Connection Session  (Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna )
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [English]
The Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna,  Familia-Austria, and the International German Genealogy Partnership are hosting an English-language Austria Connection Session, a casual opportunity to meet others who are researching in Austria. Members of Familia-Austria will give an introduction to doing research in Austria and will be available to answer your questions about research methods and resources. Familia-Austria is the Austrian Society for Genealogy and History. Its research focus is the entire Habsburg/Danubian Austria-Hungary Monarchy, including Bohemia, Moravia, and Hungary. Society members have created large databases including about 12 million persons in old Austria. The society maintains a library in Vienna and produces a series of publications. Visitors to their extensive homepage will find 1400 pages filled with information about Austria-Hungary.
In preparation for the Online Connection Session, we invite you to email questions and/or topics that you would especially like to cover during the Connection Session to

Why Y-DNA for German Research?
Wednesday, March 17
Why Y-DNA for German Research?  (GIG - San Diego Gen. Society)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Kathleen Reed presents "Why Y-DNA for German Research?: Making German Connections with the use of Autosomal and Y-DNA." This presentation will explore how DNA can be used to make connections, with an emphasis on connections between Germans and their American descendants.  We will discuss why the use of Y-DNA may be a better choice than using autosomal DNA to identify connections between descendants separated by several generations.  We will also discuss a German Y-DNA group housed on the Family Tree DNA site and an additional German Connections group that allows users to upload and compare autosomal DNA results. For questions, contact Amy Chidester at

Wednesday, March 17
What Day Is It? Interpreting Dates When the Calendar Changes  (G-SIG of St. Louis Gen. Soc.)
7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Dan Lilienkamp (Reference Specialist, History & Genealogy Dept., St. Louis County Library Headquarters) will speak on calendar changes, which can present challenges to our research. Understanding when and why they happened can help us better interpret our genealogical records.
To be added to the mail list to receive connection details, send an email to

Life of Mining Families in the Ruhrgebiet
Tuesday, March 23
Life of Mining Families in the Ruhrgebiet  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
10:00 am
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Georg Palmüller presents "Life of Mining Families in the Ruhrgebiet - Looking for work: Emigration from east to west in Germany." The Ruhrgebiet is a region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and is the most populated "metropolitan area" in Germany. It was a predominantly rural area until the nineteenth century when the region’s rich coal deposits were suddenly in high demand and the area became the largest coal and steel producing region in Europe. This led to an east-west migration known as the Ostflucht. Immigrants were drawn from the Rhineland, Westphalia, East Prussia, West Prussia, Silesia, Pomerania and Posen. Georg Palmüller will use his personal family history to describe what life was like for the immigrants, what prompted them to immigrate, what work they found, how they lived and raised their families. He will also discuss what records are available and where they can be accessed.

Wednesday, April 7
OGF Vortrag: 80 – 30 – 110: Familienforschung im 20. Jahrhundert  (Meetings)
7:30 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.
Ob Kirchenbücher des 17. Jahrhunderts, Ortsfamilienbücher oder Standesamtsunterlagen des 19. Jahrhunderts – der Zugang zu historischen Quellen war nie so einfach wie heute. Vieles ist auch bequem online abrufbar, gratis oder gegen Entgelt. Für manch einen Forscher fangen die Probleme an, wenn die Fristen des Personenstandsgesetzes greifen und sonst gerne genutzte Quellen nicht zugänglich sind. Wie komme ich an Daten aus dem 20. Jahrhundert? Welche Quellen kann ich nutzen und welche Informationen können sie mir liefern? Diesen Fragen geht Marion Weber in ihrem Vortrag nach.

Spring 2021 Seminar
Friday, April 9 through Saturday, April 10
Spring 2021 Seminar  (PALAM - Colorado Chapter)
Online (English)
The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America will hold its Spring 2021 Seminar on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon via Zoom. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will speak on:
  • The Voyages of Our German Ancestors
  • Stymied by Stieglers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence — A Case Study
  • He took HER name: Understanding German Farm Names
  • Discover the Holdings of German Archives
Registration and online payment: Or download the attached form to pay by mail.

Saturday, April 10
2021 VIRTUAL SPRING CONFERENCE  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
German Family Research with Dr. Roger P. Minert.
  • Status in German Society 1500 to 1800: Where Did Your Ancestor Fit In?
  • Census Records in Germany, 1816–1916
  • German Residential Registration
  • Which Hessen is Which?
US $35.00 for MAGS Members | US $45.00 for Non-members
Register online at
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Society for German-American Studies Symposium
Wednesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 24
Society for German-American Studies Symposium  (Conference)
The Society for German-American Studies presents it 45th annual symposium, In Real Time: German-American Studies Around the Globe. This four-day virtual conference features 15 sessions with presentations by scholars from around the world, covering the German-American experience from colonial times to the present. Topics include history, politics, culture, linguistics, science, and more. You will also have a chance to connect and socialize with other attendees and presenters throughout the event.
Registration fee is charged. Schedule, program, registration and payment:

Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm?
Wednesday, April 21
Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm?  (GIG - San Diego Gen. Society)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Charlotte Champenois presents "Who Is Guillaume, and Where Is Wilhelm? Overcoming Translated Given Names." Genealogists may skip right past the exact record they are looking for if the name is not written as expected. Locating Germans in Prussian Poland and in Alsace-Lorraine is made more difficult because given names often do not match between records — a person may be listed as Guillaume in one record and as Wilhelm in another, throwing a researcher unfamiliar with these name equivalents off track. Being able to recognize French and Polish equivalents of German given names is a necessary skill when researching Germans in these areas. This presentation will help researchers recognize this name-switching phenomenon, familiarize themselves with various name equivalents, and give them tools for finding additional name equivalents.
For questions, contact Amy Chidester at
Registration will be available beginning April 1, 2021.

Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 24
Spring Meeting  (PALAM - Indiana Chapter)
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Speaker James Beidler is the author of The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, and writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy.  He is now an editor at Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania’s Launching Pads into the Midwest
  • Researching German Families in Pennsylvania
  • Digging Pennsylvania Roots from Your Desktop
  • Go with the Flow: Finding All the Newspapers You Need!
Registration: US $25 (Pal-Am Member); US $35 (non-Pal-Am member)
Download attached flyer to register and pay.

Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings
Tuesday, April 27
Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
"Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings" will be presented by Uwe Kerntopf. Stolp is the German name for a city and district in Poland and was historically an administrative district (Kreis) in Pomerania.  The Society has been very actively collecting, preserving and researching this former German district and its neighboring district. Inhabitants from this area were expelled in 1945, often after having been expelled from regions even further east. The descendants have collected much vital information since then, and recently made connections with current inhabitants of the region to work together in collecting and preserving more material. The society has rescued and collected church books, civil registration office records, tax records, and much more.  Only a few records for this area are held by the Family History Library, but most are not. Mr. Kerntopf will present the findings of the society, and how to access their immense database.

Registration will open closer to the event. Check the SGGS Calendar.

Wendish Genealogical Research
Tuesday, May 25
Wendish Genealogical Research  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Milan Pohontsch will present a webinar on "Wendish Genealogical Research." Mr. Pohontsch is a native German and Wend at the same time. The Wends are a European Slavic minority, more commonly known as the Sorbians (not to be confused with the Serbians).  In general, Wendish genealogical research is a lot like German research, just with a few additional language-specific add-ons. The class will mainly concentrate on these add-ons. Therefore, listeners who already know the basics of German research will easily absorb the additional peculiarities of Wendish research. Taught will be topics like Wendish history, record sources, important genealogical publications, dealing with Wendish names and towns, and some grammar that will help to decipher a Wendish record correctly.

Registration will open closer to the event. Check the SGGS Calendar.

Wednesday, June 16
German Settlement in Missouri  (G-SIG of St. Louis Gen. Soc.)
7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Carol Whitton, CG (German SIG leader and StLGS Projects Director).
German-Americans arrived before Missouri statehood. In the 19th century, German immigrants poured into the state, altering the population and keeping Missouri in the Union. Explore the counties with the largest influx of German immigrants.
To be added to the mail list to receive connection details, send an email to

Saturday, July 17 through Saturday, July 24
2021 Virtual International German Genealogy Conference  (Conference)
Virtual Conference “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”
The International German Genealogy Partnership is thrilled to announce that the 2021 International German Genealogy Conference, previously cancelled as an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be held virtually from 17 July to 24 July 2021 with the theme of “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”. This new format will allow both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world – including many from our partner organizations in Germany – to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?

Wednesday, September 15
Hofgeschichten, Häusergeschichten, and Bürgerbücher: Using Local History Sources in German Genealogi  (G-SIG of St. Louis Gen. Soc.)
7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
Scott Holl (Manager, History & Genealogy Dept., St. Louis County Library Headquarters).
Hofgeschichten (farm histories), Häusergeschichte (building histories), and Bürgerbücher (citizen registers) are local history publications that can provide important genealogical clues and insights into your ancestors’ lives. Discover each of these unique publications, how to use them and tips for finding them.
To be added to the mail list to receive connection details, send an email to