03 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, June 17, 2017

Researching your family tree, you might find new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? 

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

This month's topic:
Melanie Gnad presents: "Andy Seiflein's Journey to Johnstown, 1868"

With a lifelong interest in history and murder mysteries, Melanie Gnad’s undertaking of genealogical research wasn’t a big surprise.  About 10 years ago, her brother, Phil Seiflein, gave her a box of papers and photographs representing a decade of interviewing almost every living relative he could track down.  Next, her husband, Tom, had inherited a box of old photographs that needed identification.  Melanie was intrigued and started looking at ways to compile the information so these family memories weren’t lost.  Among her biggest resources were joining SCGS, participating in their annual Jamboree since 2006, joining the SCGS German Interest Group and more recently becoming a member of the Immigrant Genealogical Society.  On a recent project for the German Interest Group, the focus on one relative’s journey brought more clues about other family mysteries.  She is looking forward to solving more mysteries and sharing the results not only on paper but by also looking into the many media choices now available so ‘the kids’ may also enjoy their ancestral history.

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. Throughout 2017, our German Group will renew its "Routing Our Roots" as well as present short programs on German Exiles in Los Angeles County, History of German Towns, Human Interest Stories on folks of German Heritage, learning German Words and Old German Script, plus any last minute thoughts.

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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