This webinar is centered around two unrelated genealogical case studies, in which Alsatian immigrants to the United States are traced back to their specific towns of birth in the old country.
These cases will be used to illustrate various aspects of Alsatian-American research including the nature and accessibility of Alsatian records, the value of U.S. church records, internet resources, and the use of circumstantial evidence in genealogy.
These will be demonstrated to be integral parts of potential approaches to identifying birthplaces for seemingly uncooperative immigrant ancestors. In addition, a little bit of the history and culture of the area will be discussed, in order to put the Alsatian genealogical experience into fuller context.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is free and open to the public; an on-demand recording will be available for NYG&B members to view on our website.
About the presenter
Richard Haberstroh is an accredited genealogist, who has been deeply involved in German genealogical research both in the U.S. and Germany since 1984. Richard served as a volunteer librarian at the LDS Family History Center in Plainview, New York, from 1988 to 2001. He is a frequent lecturer on German and New York genealogy, and has published a number of articles, including his family’s own German-American genealogy in the NYG&B Record. He is also the author of the book, The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: a Research Guide, published by the NYG&B.
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