Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Presentation: New York Port of Entry for German Immigrants

The following announcement was received from the Sacramento German Genealogical Society (SGGS):

A look at the New York experience of many German immigrants including arrival, settlement, and the records generated that help us in our search for family.
Presenter: Richard Haberstroh, Ph.D, A.G.
Dr. Richard Haberstroh is a native of New York City, whose six German ancestral lines arrived between 1835 and 1852. He has been involved in German research since 1984, when he made his first of many trips to Germany. He served as a volunteer librarian at the LDS Family History Center in Plainview, New York, from 1988 to 2001, specializing in assisting patrons with German and New York City research. Richard has published numerous genealogical articles, including his own family's New York City genealogy in the NYG&B Record, and shorter articles for the newsletter of the German Genealogy Group, of which he was a founding member. He is also the author of the book, The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: a Research Guide, published by NYG&B. While working with others on their family histories, lecturing on German genealogy, and continuing his own family research, Richard works as a researcher in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Signal and Image Processing.
Meeting time & locationTuesday, August 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Marks Methodist Church on Lusk Drive at St. Marks Way, east of the Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (2391 Saint Marks Way, Sacramento). Meetings are held in MacMurdo Hall, on the basement level. An elevator is available. Guests are welcome.
We advise attendees to arrive early, perhaps at 12:30 or even a little earlier, in order to have opportunities 1) to look over the books for sale, 2) to discuss a problem with a “Quick Questions” expert, or 3) to become acquainted with other services that SGGS offers. Admission is free.

You are also welcome to attend the “Study Group,” a small group that meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the church's Education Building (second floor, usually in room E-22). People who attend the Study Group discuss ideas and make suggestions for researching specific German ancestors. Admission is free.
We look forward to seeing you!
Sacramento German Genealogy Society

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