So, You've Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?

So, You've Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?


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by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

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So, You've Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?


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Finding your ancestor’s town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how you go about getting records from the other side of the ocean. This webinar focuses on getting records created in the areas that became part of the German Empire. Highlights include:

  •     Verifying that you have a town that truly exists and where it is located
  •     Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
  •     Finding the historical governmental jurisdictions for that town
  •     Finding the records for that town
  •     Useful aids for reading these records will be discussed
  •     Tips on hiring a professional in Germany, should that be necessary

 

 


 
 

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Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, is the owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover their German ancestry. She is a popular speaker for national, regional, and local genealogical societies. Recently she created and recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy at Ancestry.com. She has taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Reading German gothic script found in German records prior to the mid-1900s is second nature to her. Researching ancestors in Chicago and other areas of the Midwest is another of Teresa’s specialty areas. She is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Teresa is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as many German and local genealogical societies. Teresa chairs the committee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists monthly webinar series. She is the webmaster for the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society in Arlington Heights, Illinois and is a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG