Finding Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin

Thursday, April 20 from 07:00pm EDT - 08:00pm EDT
Presented By Dana Palmer, CG, CGL
Sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Finding Your German Ancestor’s Place of Origin is a free, online event held via Zoom.

Not sure where your German ancestors came from? Join the NYG&B and special guest Dana Palmer as we learn how to determine your ancestor's place of origin using auswanderungen (emigration records) and other helpful materials, including German church records. Dana will discuss what information can be gleaned from auswanderungen and German church records, how to access these records, and other helpful hints for finding your German ancestor's place of origin. 

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About the Presenter

Dana Palmer, CG, CGL, specializes in lineage society applications, family book publications, and Midwestern research, particularly Ohio. In addition to her client work, she reviews military repatriation cases and is part of the Mayflower Silver Books team. Dana also lectures at RootsTech and the National Genealogical Society conferences.

Program Support

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Learn more about an upcoming NYG&B Heritage Tours trip to Germany’s Palatine region this September.