Zigzagging Through German Church Records

Thursday, September 12 from 07:00pm EDT - 08:00pm EDT
via Zoom
Presented By James M. Beidler
Sponsored by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Researching German ancestors can feel like a daunting task, but German church records can be a highly valuable resource to help you uncover hidden ancestors.

Join us as we hear from James Beidler, who will guide us through the most effective approach to using the baptismal, confirmation, marriage, and burial records from German church registers. By using the different bits of information found in each register, researchers can zigzag their way to adding centuries to a pedigree. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

This is a free online webinar, but registration is required.

About the Presenter

James M. Beidler headshot

James M. Beidler, known internationally as one of the top people in the field of German genealogy, has authored four commercially published books, including three on German family history. He has been executive director of Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania on two occasions and was a reports editor for the globe-spanning research-for-hire firm Legacy Tree Genealogists for three years. Mr. Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), is a German Life magazine columnist, and is editor emeritus of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.