Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America

Spring 2021 Seminar German Genealogical Seminar

Will be presented in two parts virtually via Zoom
On Friday, April 9th, and Saturday, April 10th Featuring TERESA STEINKAMP McMILLIN

    • 1:30PM-2:30PM: The Voyages of Our German Ancestors

      Germans began immigrating to what became the United States in 1683, according to documented history. This talk will highlight significant aspects of the first four major waves through 1910 using available immigration and emigration records to tell their stories.

    • 2:45PM-3:45PM: Stymied by Stieglers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence—A Case Study

      German immigrant, Christina Stiegler, arrived in the US with her sister in 1874. No US records for anyone named Stiegler mentioned the town of origin. Emigration records, gazetteers, and church records, plus a DNA connection, provide indirect evidence for finding her German home town.

    • 4:00PM-4:30PM: CO-PALAM annual meeting

      All CO-PALAM members who are present at this first part of this seminar are invited to stay connected on Zoom for a VERY SHORT meeting to vote on the annual budget, elect board members, and discuss any other items that may be presented.

  • Part 2: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 10, 2021
    • 1:30PM-2:30PM: He took HER name: Understanding German Farm Names

    • In some parts of Germany, the farm carried the surname of the family, whether inherited by a son or daughter, and the spouse would have to assume that surname. This lecture will explain the social structure and naming patterns in these areas.

    • 2:45PM-3:45PM: Discover the Holdings of German Archives German archives, both state and local, may contain emigration, court, tax, and other records relevant to our German ancestors. This lecture will explain how to find the relevant archives and their holdings, including online records, when available.

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About Palatines to America

and the Colorado Chapter

The PURPOSE of this society is to promote the study of Germanic immigration to North America, to publish information of general interest, and to provide a means for members to exchange information and share research ...

TIPS Table of Contents

by Tim Ostwald

Review the TIPS Table of Contents and when you find an article that interest you, the article will be found under the Members section (if you are a member) or you may purchase a CD with all the tips on it at one of the Chapter's seminars.