Interested in learning more about your German heritage? Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In addition to the popular monthly mini-sessions on "Common German Words" by Edward McKelvey and "Reading German Gothic Script" by Walt Sturrock, the group will hear from Kathy Holland on the five German lines she is currently researching; Wombachers, Strassburgers, Schimdt, Schiefelbein, and Freukes. And yes, some lines are easier than others!
Native Californian Kathy Holland was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and has been searching for her ancestors since 1984. Her search has lead her all the way back to the mid-1600s. Kathy earned the PLCGS certificate by completing the American certificate program at the National Institute of Genealogy, completed the Pro Gen program and the DAR genealogy courses, and has started the German certificate program at the NIGS. She had attended SLIG every year since 2013, working on German studies and methodology skills. As a professional genealogist, Kathy is the sole proprietor of Gates to the Past Genealogy. She is a member of NGS, SCGS, APG, the virtual APG chapter, and the Southern California chapter of APG, DAR, and the DUVCW. She volunteers in the SCGS library the 4th Saturday of each month, is a Member of the SCGS Board of Directors where she serves as Recording Secretary, and participates in the German Interest Group. Kathy also holds BA and MA degrees in Political Science and currently teaches part-time at Pierce College and Glendale College.
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. For more information, please contact Allene Aubertine
SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Cross street Glenoaks