2010 German Institute
This two and one-half day institute featuring John T. Humphrey, CG, provided in-depth study of German records, resources and repositories for genealogical research.
Web Site: www.PaGenealogyBooks.com/
Material covered included:
This event was held at the J. Erik Jonnson Central Library in the Auditorium on the 1st floor (Directions)
John T. Humphrey, CG, is recognized nationally and internationally for his lectures on German genealogy. In 2010 he was invited to give a presentation on researching Germans in America at Schloss Dhuan in the Rhineland Palatinate; in 2008, at the request of the German Embassy, he gave the keynote address at the 400th Anniversary Celebration commemorating four centuries of German immigration in to the United States. He has appeared on national television and public radio.
Mr. Humphrey’s research specialties include eighteenth-century Palatines, Pennsylvania, and nineteenth century Germans. He specializes in German research at the Library of Congress, the National Archives and record repositories in southeastern Pennsylvania. Locations in Germany where he has researched include the Prussian Library in Berlin, church archives in Boppard and Berlin, the Institut für pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde in Kaiserslautern, the Stadtarchiv in Hamburg, the Zentralarchiv der Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz in Speyer and the Landesarchiv in Darmstadt.
John Humphrey is the past president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, a past vice president of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, and the leader of the National Genealogical Society German forum. He is the former director of the NGS Learning Center and author of numerous books including the sixteen-volume set of Pennsylvania Births listing over 195,000 in fifteen eastern Pennsylvania counties and Understanding and Using Baptismal Records.
His most recent publication is Finding Your German Ancestors: A Practical Guide for Genealogists. In 2011 he will be the instructor for the German track at the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University.
Provided below are the links to web sites suggested by Mr. Humphrey in his seminar:
September 2010 General Meeting
The presentation was 'What I learned at the FGS Meeting' by DGS Board members Janet Khashab, Sandra Crowley and Tony Hanson.
March 2011: RootsTech at Home
The topic of the educational presentation at the March 5 General meeting was the inaugural RootsTech conference held February 10-12, 2011. The DGS had three members who attended as presenters and who shared their perspectives on the conference. The links below will allow you to see and hear what they had to say.