Researching in German Civil and Parish Records

Virtual

Alexander Tolksdorf will make this  presentation which is designed to help those new to researching German records. It will  focus specifically on how/where to locate the records and how to interpret the records. This ranges from using FamilySearch's catalog to using German repositories like Archion.de to contacting local archives. Additional attention will be provided to …

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Seeking a Higher Source: The Records of Faith Communities

Virtual

Key events in our ancestors’ lives were often documented in the faith communities in which they worshiped. Exploring the records and their importance across faith  communities. OCGS President Judy Nimer Muhn will provide information about the types of records, locations of archives and access to records, and the key ways that these records can enrich …

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Tracing Your Dutch Roots

Virtual

Many communities across the United States boast a rich Dutch heritage, owing their founding and regional culture to the influence of Dutch immigration. This presentation will explore resources and techniques to trace your Dutch ancestors in the United States and back into the Netherlands, with additional emphasis on cultural and historical context that surrounded the …

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Colonial New York Research

Virtual

Many people descend from ancestors that helped form this wonderful country. However, for a variety of reasons, we tend to stop at the War of Independence. There is a wealth of information available for those that were here prior to the Revolutionary War. Join us to learn the records that are available and where they …

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Off the Beaten Path: Small Local History Collections & Genealogy Research

Virtual

Small historical and genealogical archives and collections are often hidden gems with materials unique to their community. They can provide sources to help break down brick walls or add context and history to flesh out the stories in your research. This presentation offers strategies for finding collections as well as examples of what they might …

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Early New England Research

Virtual

Laressa Northrup will present an overview of immigration to New England prior to the Revolutionary war. Coverage will include general statistics, information on various jurisdictions in New England, and types of records to search for. Find out where immigrants to New England came from and unique records that were kept during this time period. will …

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