Looking for German Ancestors?

When:
February 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2017-02-16T13:30:00-05:00
2017-02-16T15:30:00-05:00
Where:
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St
Beaufort, SC 29902
USA
Cost:
$15.00
Contact:
843-379-1550
Looking for German Ancestors? @ Santa Elena History Center | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

Cost; $15.00

($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor:  Barbara Friis

Were your German ancestors really German?  A unified nation called Germany did not exist until 1871, so you may have to extend your search to include Dutch, Danish and Swedish records.  Learn how to identify your ancestor’s “Heimat” and discover the importance of the “Ortsippenbuch”.  Identify resources that will help you further your research beyond ancestry.com. Compare German “Fraktur” to modern handwriting as a helpful tool for translating documents.  A packet including a brief German history, historical maps, German genealogy terms, occupations, “Fraktur” charts,German family history websites and a bibliography will be distributed to all participants.

Advanced registration through this website is strongly recommended.