28 April 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--RECAP--Saturday, April 15, 2017

RECAP of German Interest Group's April 15, 2017 meeting...

Charles Signor Bier presented part of his "New Yorker Palatines 1700-2017". He will continue this presentation during our May 20, 2017 meeting.

During our April meeting, Edward introduced us to the following German words:
Bamberg(er); Berlin(er); Frankfurt(er); Hamburg(er); Coffman (Kaufmann) (Kaufen); Birdsong (Vogelsang); Heilige Geisteskirche (Holy Ghost Church or Holy Spirit Church); Kirchenarchive; Kirchenbezirk (District); Kirchenbuch;  Kirchenjahr; Kirchenregister; Kirchensteuer (tax); Kirchenzehnt (ties) Kircher (pastor).

Our Deutsch phrases focused on the German Word 'wo' (where).
An introduction to German History focused on the years 230 - 300 AD
Barbara's human interest person of the month was Dwight D. Eisenhower's ancestry.
We viewed the 2nd half of Melanie's documentary on Rothenburg ob der Tauber which covered the plagues, the Thirty Years War, the local wine industry, and the affects WWII had on this town.

Upcoming on May 20, 2017. Pam Folden presents: "What's In A Name And Other Myths" 

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 
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247


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