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Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Tuesday, February 26
Sacramento German Genealogy Society  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento - McMurdo Hall
Marilyn Simleness presents The California Great Register, and Other Poll Books. The presentation will be recorded for later viewing by SGGS members.

San Diego Genealogical Society
Saturday, March 9
San Diego Genealogical Society  (San Diego Gen Soc GIG)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119
Ingeborg Carpenter will present two topics:
  • You know where and you know when: I'll tell you how your German ancestors lived.
  • Superstitions and Beliefs that guided our German ancestor's Lives

Saturday, March 23
Spring Meeting  (Germanic Genealogy Society -MN)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 7600 Cahill Avenue E., Inver Grove Heights
Join us for the exciting day!
Three speakers:
Lois Mackin will give presentations about Using DNA in your genealogy and getting the most out of your DNA test results.
Kim Ashford will talk about RootsMagic genealogy software and using Family Tree on
Bob Rowe will give presentations on "Find A Grave" and Legacy Family Tree software
To register, go to GGS website

Saturday, April 6
Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America – Spring Meeting  (PALAM - Indiana Chapter)
Indianapolis Liederkranz, 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN
Key Essentials of German Genealogy—from Basics to Success

      There will be four one-hour long presentations to assist researchers in taking the next step in their German genealogy research–whether they are trying to find the village of origin, locate records of an ancestor in a known village of origin, or looking for records beyond those already obtained.
These presentations will focus on:

·       determining and locating the home village prior to emigration
.       brief history and geography of Germanic-speaking areas
·       researching records in the homeland
·       useful books, resources, and websites
·       What if I don’t speak German?
·       Where do I look for additional records?
·       Where can I learn more?
All presentations will be given by Kent Robinson, former Indiana Chapter President and immediate past National President.

For a registration go to: []


Saturday, April 13
Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Spring Seminar  (PALAM - Ohio Chapter)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio
Featured Speaker: Warren Bittner, CG, Well-known genealogical researcher and lecturer.
How German History Affects Research
Germany and its Legal Records
Bads, Bergs, Burgs, and Bachs
Meyer's Gazetteer: Gateway to Germany
Registration: $55, members $45; Deadline March 27, 2019 - after March 27: $65, members $55; No refunds after April 6, 2019.
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert
Register today! Use Pay Pal online at the website
Or: make check payable to Ohio Chapter – Palam and mail to: Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329, questions?

Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 20
Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist's DNA Seminar and Workshop  (GIG- Rogue Valley Gen. Society)
Medford, Oregon
Friday, April 19, 1:30-3:30pm * Workshop Fee: Non-Members - $45; Members - $35
Saturday, April 20, 2019 * Seminar Fee: Non-Members - $60; Members - $50
Registration: 8:30 am; Program: 9am-4pm
Ø Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
Ø Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
Ø Advanced Third-Party Tools
Ø The Danger of Distant Matches
See flyer for registration and additional details

Friday, April 26
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
What You Will Learn  
This workshop will walk you through the quirky filing  schemes the Office of  the  Secretary of  the Interior used to organize pensions. It will identify key series and how those  records are arranged. It will help you understand  how to navigate among numerous records series to find  a  pensioner's complete story. There will be extensive  attendee participation, during which  attendees  will  examine samples of  records,  catalog  descriptions  of  records series, and discuss  how to  develop  research  strategies. The session will also include an overview of  how archivists are beginning to use technology to help  solve some of  these  problems, such as scanning records  to facilitate remote access and creating databases to find  records.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who had an ancestor who served in the  American military and received a pension for service in  the Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican War, or Civil  War will benefit from attending this workshop.  

Saturday, April 27
Expand Your Knowledge about Your German Ancestors  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Morning Program
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
He Took Her Name: Understanding German Farm Names
In certain geographic areas of Germany, the custom of German farm names has been in existence since about 1000 A.D. In this custom, a farm carried the surname and anyone who inherited that farm assumed that name as his surname. Usually this was a son of the farmer, but if it was a daughter, her husband would have to change his surname to hers. This lecture explains some of the common pitfalls a researcher may encounter when researching in one of these areas and how to overcome them. Highlights include:
  • The history, origins and geography of this custom
  • Various terms associated with this custom
  • The social structure in these areas
  • How this custom affected naming patterns
  • Techniques to successfully research your ancestor
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
Military records for Hanover prior to 1866 are available to researchers in the United States through the Family History Library. Hanover’s military records are largely untapped by American researchers because English-language finding aids are non-existent. This lecture will explain what finding aids do exist and tips for using them. Hanover’s history and its impact on military records will be discussed.This lecture will focus on three phases of Hanover’s history:
  • 1708-1803 – Hanover was an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1803-1815 – Hanover’s army was disbanded and many soldiers fought for the King’s German Legion, under Great Britain’s command.
  • 1816-1866 – Hanover was a kingdom with its own army
Afternoon Program
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Boost Your Germanic Research: Understand Historical Jurisdictions
Meyer’s Gazetteer is great for determining jurisdictions as of 1912. Germany was not a country until 1871. In the centuries leading up to that, land areas were constantly changing hands. One must understand who controlled a given area in order to find all possible records. Topics included in this lecture are:
  • Use of Meyer’s gazetteer and its impact on the Family History Library catalog
  • Macro jurisdictional changes in historical Germanic areas
  • Tactics for determining jurisdictions of a village or small land holding over time
  • Examples of changing jurisdictions for selected areas
  • Key German vocabulary will be included
Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated. Complicating factors in this case are:
  • Very few records available for the person in question
  • Multiple people with the same given and last names
  • Steren is often confused with the common surname Stern
For more information about Teresa Steinkamp, see her website

STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries!
Saturday, June 15 through Monday, June 17
STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries!  (IGGP)
Our conference will be held June 15-17, 2019 in sunny Sacramento, California. Exhibitor and vendor set-up at the hotel will be June 14.  See the Conference page for more information as it becomes available

Sunday, June 30
Pommerntag  (Pommerscher Verein Freistadt)
12:00 pm to 5:30 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 44th 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 172,000 names, and genealogical research help. And of course there will be Pomeranian food and drink.
For more information please visit their website.

Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18
2019 SGGEE Convention  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
See SGGEE website for more details