Live Webinar "German Parish Records " by Gail Blankenau

  • 09 Jan 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

 "German Parish Records"

Live Webinar by

       Gail Blankenau


Monday, January 9, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  VCPL Rooms A, B & C

  

Refreshments & Socializing 6:00 p.m. 

At the meeting, Blankenau will introduce the “gold standard” of Germanic genealogy—German parish records, both in America and the Germanic states.  She will discuss strategies to identify an ancestor’s home parish and introduce the terminology used in German genealogical research.  Using a case study approach, participants also will learn how to approach the records once they have been found—even if they do not speak German.

Gail Blankenau is a professional genealogist, speaker and author, specializing in German genealogy, land records, and lineage research. She first became interested in family history by looking for treasures in the attic when she was growing up. As a teenager, she started labeling old family photographs and things progressed from there.

As a professional, some of her recent client projects have taken her to Salt Lake City, Utah, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Missouri, as well as numerous projects in Nebraska. Her own roots are from almost every state east of the Mississippi. 

In addition to performing private client research, Gail enjoys speaking and writing about genealogy. Her articles have appeared in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The Genealogist, Everton’s Genealogical Helper, The National Genealogical Society magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, The Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly and Nebraska Ancestree. 



 

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