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Of course, the biggest fun is genealogy when you do the research yourself. In Germany, however, this requires extensive knowledge about how to work in the archives and how to read the old documents. I would like to share this knowledge with you.

For this reason, I began doing lecture and seminar tours through the US in 2001, and did another one in 2004.

So far, the following topics have been developed and presented several times:

All these topics are planned to take about an hour of  time for the lecture and for questions and answers. They go with handouts, which contain a concentrated amount of useful information like addresses and bibliographical hints:

Handout: What is Where in German Archives: Church and Civil Records
Handout: What is Where in German Archives: Sources Beyond the Church Records
Handout: German Research From Remote: How to Get Those Records
Handout: How To Find That Elusive German Emigrant
Handout: How To Cope With That Old German Script

I am considering to develop additional topics like the following, and would be happy about any further suggestions:

The following societies were hosts to seminars, most of which were all-day events:

At the moment, I have no specific plans for the next tour, but if your society might be interested in hosting a seminar like this, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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