Herzlich willkommen in alle deutschen Genealogen!
The Next Meeting of SWFLGG
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30 am
Mid-County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard - Port Charloote, FL
"Early Germans to Pennsylvania:
The First Wave of German Immigration Colonial America
Annual SWFLGG Seminar
Noted Genealogist and Popular Lecturer
Saturday, January 24, 2015
24 Twenty-One Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail - Port Charlotte, FL
Accessing New Sources for German Research
"Accessing Records in German Local Repositories"
"Has It Already Been Done? German Compiled Records"
"Internet Sources for German Research"
"U.S. Sources for Learning the German Hometown"
For more information and registration form, CLICK HERE.
Overview of German Emigration to America
Colonial period: 65,000-100,000 Germans
1816-1914: 5.5 million Germans
Peak years of German immigration: 1854 (215,000) and 1182 (250,000)
2nd half of 19th century: Americans born in Germany made up more that 30%of all Americans born abroad and more than 4% of the total population.
Total immigration to the United States since 1920: More than 46 million, of which Germans made up the largest share, about 15%.
From The German Research Companion
Websites to check!
Germanic Genealogy Society, St. Paul, MN
Alphabetical list of German towns, 1900-1910
A "How-To" Manual for the new FamilySearch website
"Internet Sources for German research" by Kory Meyerink
The SWFLGG Surname Database
Have you checked our Surname Database?
Could your ancestor be in our Surname Database?
Each entry has...
The ancestor's name
Years when they lived there
Only members can enter names and information into the database
but it's available to anyone who may be interested.
Join SWFLGG and share your German ancestry!