Top Tips for Researching Your German Ancestors

Thursday, March 7 2024, 11am–12pm

What are the top methodologies for researching Germans? What are the most helpful types of records / documents and where do you find them? 

Whether it’s learning German phonetics or identifying the correct immigrant wave, beginners get answers to get started and seasoned researchers a double-check and inspiration to more forward with their family history!

Presented by James M. Beidler.  James came by his German genealogy expertise honestly – it took him more than 20 years of searching to find any ancestry that wasn’t from Germany! Beidler is a columnist for German Life magazine and is considered a "go-to" person for German genealogy articles and lectures. He has written several books on researching the genealogy of German-speaking peoples.

This program is presented in partnership with the BC Genealogical Society.  



For this online program, we will be using Microsoft Teams. You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, or an iPad/tablet.


This is an online program.


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Free.  Registration required.  Email or call to register.

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