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Genealogy Workshop at German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa October 17, 2015

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Genealogy Workshop offered at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, October 17th from 9:30-12:00. Registration is $30 for members and $35 for non-members!

The GAHC is proud to bring Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Board-certified Genealogist to Davenport to lead this course. She runs the firm Lind Street Research and her areas of specialty include German genealogy; German script; Cook County genealogy, including Chicago; and Midwest United States.

She will be holding two sessions during the workshop:

9:30-10:30 Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory This lecture encourages one to go beyond the obvious use of a city directory-locating an ancestor. The directory provides an opportunity to understand our ancestor’s historical context. Pictures, advertisements, maps of the city and many more items are often included. The audience will be encouraged to understand each directory’s unique qualities. Examples will be used to illustrate various points.

11:00-12:00 So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?
Finding your ancestor’s town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how to get records from the other side of the ocean. This lecture focuses on how to get records for German towns. Highlights include:
• Verifying the location of the town
• Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
• Finding historical jurisdictions for that town
• Finding records for that town
• Useful aids for reading those records
• Tips for hiring a professional genealogist in Germany, when necessary

Registration includes both sessions! For More Information Call 563-322-8844 or email Please register by October 14th, Spaces fill quickly and only a limited number available!

Pre-registration & Pre-payment required. Museum opens at 9:00am on October 17. There will be a 30-minute break in between sessions.

The GAHC has partnered with the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society for this workshop which is sponsored by the City of Davenport.

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa. Visit


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