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If it’s 1773… We Must be in Russia
Tuesday, June 22
If it’s 1773… We Must be in Russia  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Edie Adam will take participants on a whirlwind tour of the border changes that affect research into German ancestors who lived in Poland, Russia and other areas of Eastern Europe. Personal documents and anecdotes help demonstrate the notion that knowing something of this history will help you create a timeline from information you may have. The story starts 800 years ago and is still ongoing.
 


Tuesday, June 22
Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna Online-Spezial  (Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna )
7:00 pm
Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Macstammbaum-benutzertreffen. Das MacStammbaum-Benutzertreffen ist für all diejenigen Ahnenforscherinnen und Ahnenforscher gedacht, die diese Genealogie-Software für den Apple Mac bereits nutzen oder sich für die Software interessieren. Unter der Leitung des CEO der Firma Synium Software - Hersteller von MacStammbaum - Benjamin Günther, sollen durch das Schwarmwissen des Teilnehmerkreises Fragen beantwortet und Wissen durch Tipps und Informationen weitergegeben werden.
 


Thursday, June 24
Diane Schmidt "No Stone Left Unturned: Looking (Nearly) Everywhere for Johann Schmidt’s Birthplace"  (Germanic Genealogy Society -MN)
8:00 pm
Central Daylight Time online (English)
Diane Schmidt is Library Chair for GGS and a frequent workshop and conference speaker.
 
Finding an emigrant ancestor’s birthplace is one of the most critical requirements for doing Germanic genealogy, but can be difficult to do. Building on her February 2021 Webinar, “Seeking Johann Schmidt”, Diane Schmidt uses her ancestor’s case to demonstrate ways to find a German birthplace, using both typical genealogical sources and some more unusual options. More than 20 potential sources will be covered.
 



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?
IGGP conference speakers announced!
 
Review the full slate of speakers and topics and then take advantage of the early-bird pricing to choose your package and register in English or auf Deutsch. This virtual conference is a must-attend for anyone researching their German ancestors. With expected participation from genealogists around the world, researchers will have a unique opportunity to connect across borders while simultaneously learning from the top experts in the field.
 
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Saturday, July 24
Changing Borders  (Meetings)
10:00 am
Brisbane (Australia) time zone - online [English]
The Central European Interest Group of the Queensland Family History Society is hosting Dr. Chris Elmore, who will present “Changing Borders” based on changes in European borders following the 30 years war. Email to centraleuropean@qfhs.org.au for the meeting details.



Part Two of “Germans migrated to Australia too! - Researching German immigrants in Australia”
Tuesday, August 24
Part Two of “Germans migrated to Australia too! - Researching German immigrants in Australia”  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]

Although far fewer Germans migrated to Australia than to America during the 19th century, their arrival and settlement helped shape Australia. Many of those who came to Australia had relatives who went to America. Eric Kopittke will provide an overview of the history of German migration to, and settlement in, Australia especially during the 19th and early 20th centuries. A list of useful resources for researching family in Australia will also be provided.

 

Look for this listing on the SGGS calendar page and click the registration link. 




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 germansig@stlgs.org


Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 19
Finding Our Stories virtual convention  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe will hold a virtual convention and its annual general meeting, focused on sharing experiences in researching our ancestors’ stories. And no one needs to travel farther than your own home! Watch for details as planning for our first virtual convention moves forward. www.sggee.org or Facebook: SGGEE 
 


German Immigration in Brazil – Historical and Cultural Aspects
Tuesday, September 28
German Immigration in Brazil – Historical and Cultural Aspects  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Brazil has the second largest number of German immigrants after the USA. André Hammann will discuss migration from German States and immigration to Brazil, the reasons for emigration, the immigrants' difficult beginnings in the Southern regions of Brazil, and their subsequent prosperity accomplished through hard work and education.
 
Look for this listing on the SGGS calendar page and click the registration link.



Fall 2021 Seminar
Saturday, October 9
Fall 2021 Seminar  (PALAM - Colorado Chapter)
Online
Mark Rabideau has more than 20 years’ experience researching genealogy. His website www.many-roads.com offers Prussian genealogy source information including maps, source documents, histories, guidance, and photographs. He is the author of hundreds of genealogy articles and is a frequent speaker to genealogy organizations on the Front Range. His areas of expertise include European Mennonite and Amish communities, French-speaking Quebec, Canada, upstate New York and Vermont, and southeastern Iowa.
 
RESEARCHING THE EASTERN GERMAN DIASPORA will focus on the German-speaking (non-Slavic-speaking) peoples of Eastern Europe and the factors that led to their emigration to America from these geographic regions: Kingdom of Prussia, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germans From Russia Russian and Prussian Poland.
 
Mark Rabideau desires your input so that he can tailor his presentation. He has a short survey for prospective attendees to complete and return to him, no later than Sept.1.
 
There is a $25.00 fee to attend this seminar. The official registration form with payment details will be available in early July on the CoPalAm website.