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Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Zeitung Sightings: German-Language Newspapers from Around the Globe

Presenter: James M Beidler


Newspapers and other periodicals are likely to contain information about your German-speaking ancestors. Learn about this under-utilized record group, now coming into its own with the digitization of many historical newspapers in the language both in America and Europe.

Level:
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records
Focus:
German, USA