06 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS German Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Southern California Genealogical Society German Interest Group will hold their next meeting on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

The program will consist of Routing Our Roots: Germany to America, the group's continuing effort to document every member's immigrant ancestor's quest for a new life in America.  This month's presentations will include:

Alene Neff will present The Gentzsch & Strubin Family: her brick wall

That will be followed by Priscilla Pruitt's presentation The Klumph Family

Marion McHale will then present The Platzbecker Family: from Eschweiler, Rhineland to...

Finally, Gordon Seyffert will present The Ballasejus/Ballaseyus Family: from Gaitzjhnen, East Prussia/Ueckermunde, Pomerania to... 

The program will also include the regular segments on common German words and on reading German Gothic Script.  This month's featured group member is a regular presenter.

 Walt Sturrock is a professional artist and photographer.  His love of history, photo restoration, and family research brought him to SCGS and its German Interest Group two years ago.  There Walt found support and guidance for researching his German roots as he learned to read and translate old German Gothic Script documents.  As a result, he has been able to trace his German roots back to the 1600s.  Walt's monthly instruction on German Gothic Script has become a favorite segment of the German Interest Group meetings.

German Interest Group
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Third Saturday of each month
SCGS Library 
417 Irving Drive
Cross street Glenoaks

The goal of the German interest Group is to provide a wide range of resources both inside and outside the SCGS Library to help trace German families.  They often have a speaker on German research and the group is happy to offer assistance with your German research problems.  New members and guests are always welcome.  For more information contact Allene Aubertin at researchingfamilies@yahoo.com.

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