What do you need to look for once you have reached your brick wall? What is available and how do you find it? Learn how to think like a German and understand how to assess the needs of your German research to get the most out of it, from both sides of the ocean. You will understand how a typical German lived and made decisions. Our case study will show you step by step how to overcome a typical brick wall.
Luana Darby, MLIS, is a Salt Lake City based genealogist who specializes in the U.S. Midwest, Palatine German, LDS, and American patriot research. Her love for genealogy came from listening to stories at her grandmother's knee while a young girl. She has been working with clients for over 20 years and is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association, a board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a board member of the Genealogical Speakers Guilde, and an adjunct instructor of Family History at BYU-Idaho.
Ursula C. Krause is a professional genealogist from Berlin, Germany, founder of Rootseekers – Genealogical Research and More - http://www.rootseekers.com. She was one of the researchers for "Finding Your Roots" and a researcher for the award winning documentary "The Upside Down Book". Besides her being a dedicated researcher focused on research in Germany, she has a passion for story writing and blogging. But she also is a very experienced teacher and speaker with more than 25 years of experience. She currently gives lectures at several German academies for civic education, teaching "German History Through The Eyes Of Our Ancestors", "Family History", "Computer Genealogy" and, especially for German Baby Boomers seeking information on their parents and grandparents during the Third Reich, the lecture "Grandchildren of War".