Germany to Pennsylvania: 18th Century Odyssey

James M. Beidler
Sep 16, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Preparation
6m 57s
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On the Ocean
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Narratives of the Voyages
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Stereotypes
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Communications
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
8m 29s

About this webinar

There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.

About the speaker

About the speaker

James M. Beidler, Interim Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, is the author of four commercially published genealogy books as well as writing “
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    Arlene Dukanauskas
    1 week ago

    Great summary of the typical voyage and route of the ancestor. Sounds like the story of a couple of my ancestors. One was indentured in Phila, PA.

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    Lloyd Shenberger
    2 weeks ago

    Get information

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    Cynthia Hattersley
    2 weeks ago

    Informative. I liked the content on the diaries and journals, plus dispelling of the common “religious reasons” immigration. I would to have had more discussion on finding German records in late 17th century and early 18th century translated to English. Maybe you can lead me to another webinar about this.

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    BARBARA GAGE
    2 weeks ago

    Full of a lot of good information.

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    Joanne Howard
    2 weeks ago

    I got many good hints to follow to find information on my families from Germany, both the Gutt’s, Guth’s and Fritzinger’s. l

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    CoLeen Penney
    2 weeks ago

    James M. Beidler’s webinar answered questions I didn’t know to ask. Be sure to watch this webinar.

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    Jane Bensinger
    2 weeks ago

    Love Jim Beidler’s presentations! Very accessible and well done. Many of my ancestors came from Palatinate in the 18th century so the informaiton presented in his workshops is invaluable.

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    Cindy Cruz
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent content and delivery, as always, from Jim! I appreciate the wonderful handout, too!

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