German Interest Group

German Interest Group Meeting: First Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Free to members.  
Offers the opportunity to share their knowledge of German research.  You will find experienced researchers, translators, and travelers with extensive personal knowledge of the various regions in Germany.
March 6
TopicUsing Church Records (part 2)
Kevin has made some strides into searching for his Schleswig-Holstein ancestors.  He will continue from our February meeting on why church records came about by talking about the physical existence of the books, how they’re laid out, where to find them, etc. 
Speaker:  Kevin Spire
April 3
Topic:  Travelogue on Special Museum in Germany
Facilitators:  All members
Many of our members have visited Germany or German-speaking areas and have lots of photos and stories of their visits.  We’d like to find out what was a favorite museum that you either planned to visit or stumbled across.  It could be a local area museum for your ancestor’s village or something like Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.  Members will be asked to send a photo ahead of time to Coordinator Diane Green for the Powerpoint. 
May 1
Topic:  Using Facebook for Genealogy.
Speaker:  Mary Lohr from Ames.
Mary will discuss how Facebook can be beneficial for genealogy research.  Assisted  by Mike Schrader with examples.