10 May 2018

[CA-SCGS] Updated: German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, May 19, 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, May 19, 2018, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

Our Speaker this month: Deborah Volper
              "Family DNA, Part 2 "

I became more interested in genealogy after my daughter had to do her family report in 8th grade.  I always thought all branches of my family were recent immigrants. My dad’s parents were Volga Germans from Russia, in 1907 and 1911.  My mother’s maternal line is from Switzerland in the 1890’s. Her father’s maternal line from Sweden and Norway in the late 1880’s.  The surprise was my mother’s paternal line. Her lineage through her direct paternal Dowell ancestors arrived in the United States prior to the American Revolution.

My mother’s side of the family is quite large and we enjoyed yearly reunions of my Swiss great grandparent’s Fankhauser and Gottier families.  My Fankhauser / Gottier great grandparents had 10 children with my grandmother being the eldest. So, we knew all of our great aunts and uncles and some great grand aunts and we were also close in age to some of our mother’s first (1st) cousins.  I’m very excited to have the opportunity to present to our present ‘My families DNA Part 2’.

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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