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The Cedar Hill Genealogy Society meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 in the Zula B Wylie Library 225 Cedar Street in Cedar Hill.
Our October meeting is Thursday the 12th at 6:30pm. Our program will be
FINDING GERMAN ANCESTORS: Their Information Is Not all on the Internet
Presented by BERNARD MEISNER
Finding German Ancestors: Their Information Is Not All on the Internet
Locating records about your family in Germany starts by determining their home town through an exhaustive search of U.S. records, as most German records are maintained at the local level (town or parish). Also, due to wars and boundary changes your family’s records may now be located in another state or country. In this presentation, Bernard will demonstrate the use of finding aids to identify where civil and church records might be located, and online resources for correspondence and reading/interpreting German printing and handwriting.
Over seventeen percent of Americans claim to have German ancestry. Those of us who do not will find our September program applies to research in the rest of Europe, as well.