Curious about what it might have been like to grow up in Germany? Join the SCGS German Interest Group on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the SCGS Library in Burbank from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a very special program.
Popular group member, Winnie Long, shown here checking out her natal town of Klinga on a 1933 map of Prussia, will present "Growing up in Germany."
Winnie was born Winifred Eva Charlotte Broedel in 1933. As a young child she moved with her parents to Naunhof and as a young adult she studied nursing in Leipzig. Her career took her to Berlin where she found work in a hospital. But before long the Berlin Wall was erected and Winnie found herself on the Eastern side. Luckily, she was able to get out of East Berlin with the help of her aunt who lived in Hannover. In April 1966 Winnie met the man who was to become the love of her life on a blind date. She married Billy Jack Long, an American, in July that same year and relocated to Long Beach, California where the happy couple lived before moving to Westminster. Winnie has an older sister and a younger sister, both of whom still live in Germany.
Regular features "German Vocabulary for Genealogy" by Edward McKelvey and "Reading German Gothic Script" by Walt Sturrock will also be included.
Don't miss this opportunity.
The goal of the SCGS 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 please contact Allene Aubertin.
SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Cross street Glenoaks