Saturday, July 06, 2019

Do You Have Germans in Your Family Tree?

In the 1990 Federal Census, 58 million Americans claimed to be solely or partially of German descent. That means a sizable proportion of Americans have a German or two hanging out in their family tree. 

figure from mo-germans.com

Germans began emigrating to Missouri in the 1830s after the publication of Godfried Duden's book Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America in 1829.  According to the 2010 Federal Census twenty Missouri Counties still speak German as their second language.  

Would you like to know more about your German ancestors who settled in Missouri?  Join us on Friday August 2 at 2:15 pm to hear Dorris Keeven-Franke, the Executive Director of  the Missouri Germans Consortium & President of the German-American Committee of St. Louis. Dorris helped to create the German Heritage Corridor, blogs on Mo-Germans.com, teaches genealogy, and has been a professional genealogist for over 40 years. She recently completed a chapter of an upcoming book on German Abolitionists (State Historical Society of Missouri).

Register for the Missouri State Genealogical Association Conference at mosga.org.  See you in Columbia on August 2-3!

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