The Genealogy Center
is pleased to offer a new two day mini-course, German
Genealogy, on June 9 & 10, 2011. Led by instructors John Beatty, MA, MLS,
and Steve Myers, MLS, this workshop is an excellent introduction for researchers
with little or no experience in German records and covers basic sources and
techniques that lead to success. Classes will cover the following topics.
*"An Introduction to German Genealogical Research" - Identifying an
immigrant ancestor and their specific place of origin are the keys to research
in German records. Learn about North American sources for finding these
essential starting points.
*"Using German Church Records" - Learn how to locate, access, and utilize
German church records. Search strategies and examples will be discussed.
*"Advancing Your Research with the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)" - Learn
how to plan a successful search, gather evidence, and record and document what
*"German Maps, Gazetteers & Other Important Printed Sources" - Learn
how to use maps and gazetteers to locate your ancestor's place of origin and its
associated record-keeping jurisdictions. Other important German-language
genealogical publications will also be introduced.
*"Swiss Genealogical Records" - Learn how to begin your Swiss research,
find American sources for Swiss immigrants, utilize Swiss
heraldic sources, and locate and interpret Swiss church records.
*"Palatines Along the Hudson: Researching 18th Century Settlers on
Livingston Manor" - Learn about sources available to genealogists tracing
ancestors on this important New York manor, including surviving manuscript
collections such as the Robert R. Livingston Papers.