August 2020 Presentations

Four presentations are on the calendar for August with very unique and interesting topics. If you can’t attend the live presentation, the recordings are available to members for six months following. Here are the July presentations:

Saturday, August 1 at 11 am Eastern

Jessica Trotter presents
“Occupational Records: Finding Work-Related Paper Trails”

What types of gems can you find in occupational records? Farmers, Teachers, Coopers, and more all created records that may enhance our research.


Friday, August 7 at 8 pm Eastern

Ute Brandenburg presents
“Research in East & West Prussia”

This presentation will discuss the turbulent history of the formerly German states of West Prussia and East Prussia, now part of Poland and Russia, and introduce you to resources for your genealogical research in the region.


Tuesday, August 18 at 8 pm Eastern

Caroline Guntur presents
“Introduction to Swedish Genealogy”

Learn about websites and other resources that will help you find your Swedish ancestors in this presentation by Caroline Guntur, “The Swedish Genealogist.”


Sunday, August 23 at 1:00 pm Eastern

Julie Goucher presents
“Researching Displaced People”

This presentation focuses on researching those who were displaced, across parts of Europe and elsewhere globally, why displacement might occur and where, as well as the impact that has on the ability for genealogists to find their forebears. We delve deep in the resources available. We consider occupations, religious influence and surnames and consider the changing of names and the wider concept of individuals starting over.


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