05 January 2018

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, January 20, 2018

Researching your family tree and finding 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, January 20, 2018, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

Our January Guest Speaker:  David Burde presents:
"German's in the Civil War"

Dave worked as a program manager in laser and optical system programs during a 32 year career.  He started researching genealogy shortly before retirement in 2009.  His first “hit” was finding the manifest documenting the arrival of his paternal great grandfather’s family from Italy in 1895. Since retirement, he has expanded research into his wife’s maternal line back to 1632 from England leading to her induction into the DAR. Both his maternal line and his wife’s paternal line trace back to Germany, primarily in the Hesse-Kassel area. He has just begun exploring DNA “hits” of new second cousins found.

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 2018, our German Group will continue with a variety of short programs on a variety of subjects surrounding our German Ancestors. We may also take one month out to tour two homes belonging to long ago German Exiles. The German Group will continue with its Human Interest Stories on folks of German Heritage, learning German Words, Ancient German History, recognizing Old German Script, plus lots last minute thoughts.

German Ancestral Surnames for several of our members include: Ewald; Schifferdecker; Finely; Jung; Blessmann; Signor; Wagner; Ganzen; Witman; Bickel; Taeuffer; Seiflein; Rupp; Marguth and many more...if you would like more information on your ancestral surname, be sure to join us at one of our upcoming German Interest Group meetings.  

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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