Sunday, July 01, 2012


St. Clair County (IL) Genealogical Society’s all-day Summer Seminar, “American Family History AND German Genealogy,” will be held Saturday, July 14, at Our Lady of the Snows Conference Center, Belleville.

Of seven lectures geared for beginner to intermediate level genealogists, hobbyists, and family historians, four are designed to break down brick walls, organize data, and present information with style. Equally interesting are three lectures that pinpoint a German immigrant's town of birth and identify steps to take after that discovery.

Successful research on both sides of the Atlantic usually requires some familiarity with reading German language church records, so a lecture devoted to this topic is also covered. Both speakers hold credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Lecture descriptions, speaker biographies, and registration form can be found here.

Fees include your selection of four of the seven sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, a seminar syllabus, and opportunity to collaborate with and learn from experienced researchers.

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