Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families

Benjamin Hollister
Sep 1, 2020
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German Church Records
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About this webinar

With German speakers being the largest non-British group of migrants to Australia in the nineteenth century, many Australians find a German line that needs researching. Issues such as name changes, language barriers and identifying place of origin, however, hold some researchers back, but more often than not records exist online to help break through. Identifying the records that will help reveal correct forms of names, and places of origins, and analysing the credibility of the various sources and variations is critical. An introduction to a range of sources and source types to help researchers trace their German-Australian families both in Australia and overseas.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates History Helper, a historical research business focussing on German-Australian and Australian indigenous research,
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Always a great presenter and I am still trying to track down my 2nd great grandparents from Prussia.

    Ben was a great speaker and told us so much. Lots of very helpful information when doing your family history and not just with German families. This is the first time I have attended one of your webinars and I will be back for more! Many thanks for a presenting this today.

    easy to listen too

    Excellent syllabus, looking forward to researching in some new sites that I hadn’t heard of before 🙂 Thank you for such an interesting webinar 🙂

    Excellent webinar. Thank you.

    Fabulous! Get him back again definitely!

    Great information & resources, good presentation.

    Great material but a lot to absorb at one sitting. Glad that I can review later.


    Hi very interesting

    I don’t believe any of my German ancestors went to Australia; however I very much enjoyed Benjamin’s webinar.

    I learnt a lot. Thanks very much.

    i’m sure it will give me help with the family members that came to Canada from Hamburg.

    It was most informative and gave me encouragement as I continue with my research.

    It was so informative- would be nice to have him back for another class just on the different German regions/dialects and travel patterns of Germans

    Lot of information in the webinar and syllabus. Thank you.

    Thank you for the info.

    Thank you very much I now have a lot to learn and look forward to

    This has inspired me to keep looking.

    Unfortunately due to work commitments I missed the start, what I did catch was very interesting & helpful.. Cheers

    Very clear and easy to follow thank you

    Very helpful resources and great organization!

    very informative

    very informative and interesting – many thanks. Excellent presentation.

    very informative for a broad overview

    Very informative, but could have been a bit longer to gain even more benefit.

    Very interesting and informative!

    Very interesting. Excellent presentation.

    Very interesting….i have lots to learn will need to come back and re-watch again

    Wonderful webinar researching German-Australian families.


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