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Thursday, October 6
The Giant Bible of Mainz at the Library of Congress
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]

On National German-American Friendship Day, October 6, 2022, the Library of Congress will be hosting an online event: Opening the Case: The Giant Bible of Mainz at the Library of Congress. This VIRTUAL EVENT celebrating the Giant Bible of Mainz will present new research about the context and significance of one of the Library’s great treasures.One of the great illuminated manuscripts, the Giant Bible of Mainz represents an amazing moment of transition within the history of European book production. A magnificent Middle-Rhenish manuscript copied between April 1452 and July of 1453, the Giant Bible was written at the same time as Johann Gutenberg was printing his famous bible using moveable metal type. Register HERE

Thursday, October 6
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro
7:30 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]
Learn from professional archivist Melissa Barker how to preserve, protect, and archive family records, photographs, and artifacts. Best practices for organization, purchasing archival materials and practical records preservation that any home archivist can achieve! Learn how to process your collection of genealogical records from start to finish. Zoom presentation is for members only. Become a member.

Saturday, October 8
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - In-person [English]
Oktoberfest is located in the heart of the Red River Cultural District, where you will find one of Austin’s best kept secrets, the German Free School: a historical building and terraced gardens to enjoy the afternoon of all things German and Gemütlichkeit. 507 East 10th St., Austin, TX 78701. Details and tickets.

New York's German-Language Press in Times of Peace and War
Thursday, October 13
New York's German-Language Press in Times of Peace and War
6:00 pm
Central Time Zone (CT) - Online [English]
This presentation by Peter Conolly-Smith, Queens College, City University of New York, examines New York City’s thriving German-language press on the eve of World War I by looking at three representative newspapers: the bourgeois New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, the socialist New Yorker Volkszeitung, and the William Randolph Hearst-owned, yellow press-inspired New Yorker Deutsches Journal. We will explore the three newspapers’ respective backgrounds, layouts, and appeal; place them within the larger context of the New York daily press (with the Yiddish-language Forverts as well as the English-language yellow press serving as points of reference and comparison); and evaluate the three newspapers’ fates during and after World War I. Free, but registration is required. Email Antje Petty to receive a Zoom link. ​Links will be emailed the day before the event.

Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
Saturday, October 15
Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
2:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
Presented by Dr. Roger P. Minert. The focus is on the Early Modern Era that runs from 1500 (Martin Luther) to 1800 (Napoleon). This presentation applies to all German language states/regions including Pomerania. It describes the daily life of your German ancestor. Registration. Webinar is free to Pomeranian Special Interest Group subscribers. Non-subscribers can either become a subscriber and attend for free or pay a one-time fee of $15 to attend the webinar.

Thursday, October 20
Explore the Rhineland-Palatinate
7:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online [English]
The wine-making Rheinland-Pfalz, or Rhineland-Palatinate, in southwest Germany is rich in history, museums, local festivals, and wine tours. This presentation by Claire Gebben offers an overview of the region, why so many left over the centuries, and sights to see today. Zoom is for members only. Become a member.

Friday, October 21
MAGS Fall Workshop
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - In-person [English]
Adding Illustrations to your Genealogy: Preserving Family Memories and Making It Interesting with Carol Carman, a librarian who has been researching and preserving her family history for 50 years through genealogical research and scrapbooking. In the first hour, Carol will discuss best practices for preserving and storing documents and photos. In the second hour she will show us how she created a scrapbook of one of her German families dating back to the late 1600s, without having a photo or document dated before 1860. During the third hour attendees will get a chance to work on their own family story. Attendees will be given a packet of materials to work with during the workshop and to take home afterward. Each person should bring a few related photos and/or documents from their family history that they wish to preserve. A scanner and printer will be available for use, so no original documents will be taped into the scrapbook. Fee charged. In-person only at the Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Register online.

Fall Seminar
Saturday, October 22
Fall Seminar
9:15 am to 12:00 pm
Mountain Time Zone (MT) - Online - English
The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America (COPALAM) will be presenting a half-day Fall Seminar with Ingeborg Carpenter. Her topic will be "Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without".  It appears that our German ancestors had a gadget or thingmajig that made every chore more efficient. Some of these items will wrinkle your brow, others will make you laugh, and almost all will elicit surprise. Learn how they lived through the tools they used. Fee charged. Registration opens on July 11, 2022. Details.

Saturday, October 22
10:00 am
Eastern Time Zone (ET) - Online & in-person [English]
Featuring Angela Packer McGhie and Debra A. Hoffman. Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Also virtually via Zoom. Fee is charged. You can register online.
  • Research methods I: Creating an Effective Research Plan
  • Research Methods II: Executing Research and Analyzing Results
  • Research Methods III: Evaluating a Case Using the Genealogical Proof Standard
  • Maximize Your Census Research: More Than Households
See flyer for more details.

Online Tools and Resources to Facilitate German Genealogical Research
Tuesday, October 25
Online Tools and Resources to Facilitate German Genealogical Research
1:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English] & in-person
Join Sacramento German Genealogy Society with speaker Joe Everett.  Besides online records, the 21st century has brought many online tools to aid with German research.  Learn about online gazetteers and maps, surname locators, dictionaries, calendar converters, and more to boost your success in German research.  Free.  Register.