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Friday, April 13 through Friday, April 13
Research Using Government Publications (Workshop)  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Instructor Celina McDonald will teach attendees how to find information among government publications.  This includes annual reports of government agencies and special reports agencies and bureaus created for administrative use and for submission to Congress.  She will focus on publications produced before 1920.  Anyone interested in learning more about these exciting and easily obtainable sources should attend the workshop.
Celina McDonald is the U.S. Government Documents and Criminology Librarian at the University of Maryland (UMD), and serves as the regional federal depository librarian for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Delaware.
Please read more about Ms. McDonald and her work at
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!  The last 2 workshops SOLD OUT. Registration is limited to 30 individuals

Saturday, April 14
Some Other Approaches to your German Research (Conference)  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Morning Program
Michael Lacopo, D.V.M.
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the "Evidence"
When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn't "add up", it's time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.
Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans
The Mennonites came to America in two "waves" - primarily the 18th century migration from Germany to America and the 19th century migration from Switzerland to the Midwest. Learn how research techniques and repositories in America and in Europe can help you locate your Anabaptist ancestor!
Afternoon Program
Michael Lacopo, D.V.M.
Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
If all you know from conventional records is “Germany” as a place of origin, then this lecture will help you mine other resources to locate WHERE in Germany your ancestor came from.
How to Overcome Brick Walls in German-American Research
Several case studies will be presented showing lesser-utilized research tactics, repositories and resources used to find information about our German-speaking ancestors.

Friday, April 20 through Saturday, April 21
Annual Workshop and Seminar (Workshop)  (GIG- Rogue Valley Gen. Society)
Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S Pacific Highway, Medford OR
Workshop: The Power of Google Earth for Genealogists
Seminar Classes:
Did He Serve?
The Civil War
Rural Research
Clues in Missouri Migration
Check the file below for more details

Friday, April 20 through Saturday, April 21
Spring Conference  (Germanic Genealogy Society -MN)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Road, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
Timo Kracke from Ganderkesee, Germany will be our featured speaker for our 2-day Spring Conference.  
He will be providing 4 presentations and will assist us in understanding the valuable website.
  • Start Your Research for German Ancestors with
  • Research Former German Territories
  • Historical Geo Information System GOV and Historic Address Books
  • Ortsfamilienbücher, User Family Tree and MEta Search of
There will also be two additional breakout sessions with additional speakers each day.
Early-Bird Rates expire March 17, 2018 and Pre-registration is due April 10, 2018. Single day registrations will be taken at the door but lunch will not be available.
See the GGS Website for additional details and Register Today!

Saturday, April 28
Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Spring Seminar  (PALAM - Ohio Chapter)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio
Featured Speaker: Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG
Topics: A Genealogist's Outline of German History Since 1517;
Residential Registration in Germany;
German Census Records;
Communicating with Agencies and Individuals in Europe
Annual Ohio Chapter Membership Meeting & Elections (12:45)
Registration: $55, members $45; Deadline April 13 - after April 13 $65, members $55
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast
and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert
Register today! Use Pay Pal online at the website:
Or: make check payable to Ohio Chapter – Palam and mail to: Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329,
questions? Email

DIGGING FOR DATA: Discovering Family Connections
Saturday, April 28
DIGGING FOR DATA: Discovering Family Connections  (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, Sacramento County, California, USA
Nationally known speaker D. Joshua Taylor will present an all day event covering four topics:
    • Uncovering ArchivGrid
    • Successful Online Searching
    • Going Digital: Preserving Your Research
    • The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving TIps
Visit the SGGS website for more information or to register online.
We hope to see you in Sacramento
where the next International German Genealogy Conference will take place!

Saturday, June 9
Working with Germany-based Websites: (Workshop)  (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Germany-based Websites: and
James M. Beidler has been the editor of Der Kurier, the MAGS quarterly journal, since 2004
Two hours of the workshop will be spent going through everything from signing up for a account to most effective searches of the site’s component parts.  The final hour of the workshop will be devoted to working with

Wednesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 16
2018 PALAM National Conference  (Palatines to America (PALAM))
Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, New York

 "Willkommen to Buffalo - Gateway to a New Heimat (home)" is the theme for the Palatines to America's 2018 National Conference. It will feature a variety of nationally known speakers including John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. and Baerbel K. Johnson, AG.

Registration information will be available on the PALAM website (

Sunday, June 24
Pommerntag  (Pommerscher Verein Freistadt)
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Rd., Mequon, WI
Pommerntag means Pomeranian Day and is a one-day celebration of all things Pomeranian. This year is the 43nd annual celebration with free admission and parking. Entertainment includes Pomeranian dance groups and a Pomeranian band. The cultural building has displays, free access to the Pedigree Database of over 171,000 names, and genealogical research help. And of course there will be Pomeranian food and drink.

Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29
20th Anniversary Convention: Hands-On Genealogy  (SGGEE- Ger. Gen. in E. Europe)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe is presenting their 20th anniversary convention! Their chosen theme is "Hands-On Genealogy."  They will be having workshops and programs for researching German ancestors in Poland and Volhynia.
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel, 1316 33 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
Visit their website: or Facebook page: SGGEE - German Genealogy in Eastern Europe