10 Jan

Webinar: German Names and Naming Patterns

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am to 1:00am
James M. Beidler
Event Location: 
Online webinar
Event Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

This webinar is free and open to the public. An on-demand recording will be available for NYG&B members. Click here to register - you will receive an email with a link to the webinar the day of the presentation.

The naming patterns and quirks that are found in German names range from needing to "look in the middle" for first names to dealing with families who used the identical name for surviving children.

This presentation demystifies these and other potential problems. 

James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Book as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania.

He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an instructor for online Family Tree University