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Wednesday, February 19
SDGS GIG meeting  (San Diego Gen Soc GIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Michael Strauss will be featured at our February meeting.  He will be giving two presentations:
The German Forty-Eighters and their Fight for Freedom:
They were persons who supported, and in many cases, had participated in the Revolution of 1848 that swept across the European continent. Many favored the unification of Germany with a central government that defended basic sovereign rights. With the failed Revolution many from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic emigrated to the United States to continue their quest for freedom.  Many were well educated, and had wealth and became very successful in their new adopted country with the coming of the Civil War a decade later. Genealogical records document their journey and successes in this new land.

Historical Maps: The World at your Fingertips
For many centuries, maps have been the preferred choice of travelers the world over. They not only serve as reliable guides to desired destinations; they also assist the user in getting his or her bearings straight.  But beyond direction and bearing, maps enrich the genealogist’s journey through the roadways and byways of personal history. From fire insurance maps that provide minute detail of our ancestors’ homes, to election maps that detail boundaries of registered voters in large cities, you’re sure to find a research path not yet considered.
Michael L. Strauss, AG is a professional Accredited Genealogist® (ICAPGen), and a nationally recognized speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Investigator for more than 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a qualified expert witness in the courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Michael is featured on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems with his regular segments of “Military Minutes.” Strauss is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he is the Military Course Coordinator.

Friday, March 13
German Handwriting Classes (PALAM Indiana Chapter)  (PALAM - Indiana Chapter)
Flanner and Buchanan Meeting Room, 2950 N. High School Road, Indianapolis
Prior to the chapter's spring meeting, Dr. Roger Minert is offering two sessions on Friday for those who wish to learn or improve their skill in reading old German handwriting, The beginner’s session will be 9:30 AM – 12 PM and the advanced session will be 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Each session will be $25. Further details can be found at Questions? Send an e-mail to

Saturday, March 14
Indianapolis Liederkranz, 1417 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis
The presenter at the chapter spring meeting will be Roger Minert, retired professor of family history at Brigham Young University, who is one of the foremost experts on German genealogy. He will give four presentations:
  • Surnames in German-language Regions of Europe
  • Civil Records in Germany
  • A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
  • Residential Registration in Germany
Registration will be from 9 AM – 9:30 AM with the program starting at 9:30 AM. The registration fee is $25 for Pal-Am members and $35 for non-members (or Pal-Am members after February 29). Lunch may be ordered with a choice of either Kassler Rippchen (smoked pork chop) or mushroom lasagna plus sides and dessert for $13.
Dr. Minert will also be available to answer personal research questions during breaks and a number of his books will also be available to purchase. A registration form can be downloaded at

SGGS Annual Spring Seminar - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Saturday, May 2
SGGS Annual Spring Seminar - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, California, United States
Nationally recognized speaker Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, C.G. will present several German genealogy topics.

Wednesday, June 17 through Saturday, June 20
Palatines to America (PALAM) National Conference  (Palatines to America (PALAM))
Cincinnati, Ohio

Historic Netherland Hilton Hotel. There will be a pre-conference workshop on “Key Essentials of German Genealogy” on Wednesday and an Over-the-Rhine bus tour on Thursday. Daniel Jones and Michael Lacopo are the featured speakers on Friday and Saturday at the Conference. For a conference brochure and registration form see:

Sunday, June 28
Pommerntag  (Pommerscher Verein Freistadt)
12:00 pm to 5:00 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 45th annual celebration with free admission and parking. Entertainment includes Pomeranian dance groups and a German band. The cultural building has displays, free access to the Pedigree Database of over 173,000 names, and genealogical research help. And of course there will be Pomeranian food and drink.
For more information please visit our Website

Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2
SGGEE convention: Our Roots run Deep  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Portland, Oregon, USA
Join us to explore your German ancestors in Poland and Ukraine. Check our website's convention page or Facebook for details as they are announced. Hotel reservations at the Monarch Hotel & Conference Center in Clackamas, OR, are open. Convention rate $149 USD. Use group code SGGEE. Direct booking link: