Join us for one class or attend the series of 6 classes on GERMAN GENEALOGY!
Classes will be held on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of Feb-Mar-Apr
Beginning Thursday, February 7th, at 2:30-3:30pm
FamilySearch Library - Training Room
Class Limited to 12 - Call (916) 487-2090 and Register Today!
Members of the German Genealogical Society will be available to help you BEFORE and AFTER each class!!!
James M. Baker, PhD, C.G.
James earned a PhD in sociology, and is now retired from a career in the aerospace industry. He has been doing work in genealogy for the past 20 years, where he has specialized in research in German and Midwestern genealogy. In 2011, he passed the tests to become a Certified Genealogist. He has been a member of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) for the past several years, where he has served as an officer and as a frequent contributor to the SGGS quarterly publication. He has volunteered as a German specialist at the Eastern Avenue FHL for the past several years.
FEBRUARY 7th - 2:30-3:30PM
German 101: Introduction to German Genealogy
This presentation focuses on the dominant features of doing German genealogy research, stressing the differences from working in US genealogy. Emphasis is given to the major types of records used in both the US and in Germany, along with the most vital internet sites, books, and libraries.
FEBRUARY 14th - 2:30-3:30pm
German 201: Intermediate German Genealogy
This presentation covers the top 12 internet sites used in German research (in the US and in Germany), and discusses the major genealogy sources in Germany: church, civic, and property records.
MARCH 7th - 2:30-3:30pm
German 202: Solving the Most Common Problems in German Genealogy Research
This presentation focuses on overcoming the two major German research problems: (a) finding an unknown ancestral town, and (b) finding the key records for that town.
MARCH 14th - 2:30-3:30pm
German 203: Understanding the Most Important German Words, and Reading the Old German Script
This presentation describes the basic genealogy vocabulary required to work with German records. Both German and Latin terms are covered. Also, a tutorial is provided for reading the old German script, a sometime daunting task.
APRIL 4th - 2:30-3:30pm
German 204: German Genealogy for Areas No Longer in Germany
This presentation offers strategies to deal with the challenging problems of researching traditional German areas that are now located in Poland, France, Russia, or the Czech Republic.
APRIL 11th - 2:30-3:30PM
German 301: Advanced German Genealogy - Going Beyond the German Church Records
This presentation offers strategies to find alternate records when the more commonly used church records are missing or inadequate. Records covered include civic records, property records, town anniversary books, and court records.
REGISTER TODAY! — CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 12