Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beginning German Genealogy Workshop Planned

The Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society is pleased to announce a Beginning German Genealogy workshop on March 20, 2010. Topics to be discussed include: beginning German research techniques, Germany before 1871, German naming patterns and changes, introduction to the German language, basic German church and Civil records, sources for locating German ancestor’s origins and elementary German Migration.

Sam Schmitz will be the presenter of the program. He will guides participants through the unique aspects of genealogy in Germany. Sam has lived, traveled and researched extensively in Germany. He will provide tips, information and research tools to help you begin your successful genealogical research in Germany.

The Saturday March 20, 2010 workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the workshop. The workshop will be held at the Richardson-Bretz Memorial Building located at 119 W. Fulton Street in Celina, Ohio. The building is behind the Dwyer Celina-County Library.

The class size is limited to thirty participants, so pre-registration is required. Please contact Mary Jo Schmiesing at 419-925-4883 for a registration form.

The cost of the workshop is $20 per person. This includes a one year membership to the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society, workshop, course materials and continental breakfast."

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