German Interest Group

 
German Interest Group (GIG):  This meeting occurs on the first Monday of every month, and it’s free to members.  
 
This meeting gives attendees the opportunity to share knowledge about German research.  You will find experienced researchers, translators, and travelers with extensive personal knowledge of the various regions in Germany.
 
Join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87345210966?pwd=VXJTYVJ5MlVDZlBVcmNwM0tscUZBQT09   Meeting ID: 873 4521 0966   Passcode: Germany24
 
Monday, March 4:  7:00 p.m.
TYPE OF MEETING:  Zoom and in person at the Front Meeting Room at IGS.  One hour meeting planned. 
FACILITATOR:  David Bartholmy
TOPIC:  Government Land Records
  • Did your German ancestor acquire land in the United States? 
  • Whether you know the answer to this question, we will explore the possibility that they acquired land through cash sales, military bounty warrants, or homestead transfers. 
  • David will give us hints about how to access and use these records in your research. 
 
Monday, April 1, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
TYPE OF MEETING:  Zoom and in person at the Front Meeting Room at IGS. 
One hour meeting planned.  Research with us following our meeting in the IGS Library. 
FACILITATOR:  Theresa Liewer
TOPIC:  Tips for Finding Your German Ancestors' Naturalization Records
 
 
Monday, May 6, Time to be announced.
TYPE OF MEETING:  Zoom and in person at the Front Meeting Room at IGS. 
One hour meeting planned. 
FACILITATOR:  Judy Nanke
TOPIC:  My 2023 Travel to the Netherlands and Germany
  • Judy Nanke and Diane Green traveled to Amsterdam and into Germany in September of 2023. 
  • Learn about her travels to Germany and around Germany (planes, trains, boat, S-Bahn, taxi, bus and car).
  • Learn about the BallinStadt Emigration Museum in Hamburg, the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam, and Judy’s travels to a few of her ancestor’s villages in central and southwestern Germany.