Willkommen!
 
 
What exciting find did you have
in your German research this summer?
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SWFLGG General Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2016

10:30 am - 12:00 Noon​
Program
"The Rise of Prussia:
How This Upstart Eastern State
Created the Modern, Unified Germany"
   PresenterBernhard Guenther
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9th Annual SWFLGG Seminar

 
"Building Your German Research Skills"
 
Presenter: Dr. Fritz Juengling   
 
 
Seminar Program
 
"German Name Origins, Meanings, and Distribution"
 
"Historical Events That Affect German
Genealogical Research"
 
"Beyond the Obvious Reasons: Practical and Social
Decisions for Emigration to America"
 
Open Q&A
 
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Typing the Umlauted Vowels, etc.

 
How to type German umlauted vowels, long ‘s’ and ess-tsett using your Windows keyboard: 
 
1. Make sure that the NUM LOCK on the number keypad is ON.
2. While holding down either ALT key, type the following on the keypad: 

ä   0228  ö   0246  ü   0252 
Ä   0196  Ö   0214  Ü   0220 
ß   0223  ſ   0383 

 
All of the above German letters are available to ‘paste’ into your document, by using the character map available in Windows.  In Word, for instance, you would open the Insert menu, click on Symbol, and then More Symbols to find the character map. (Windows does save the last 20 pasted characters you have used, so you will not have to go searching the character map each successive time you need to use a special German character.) 
 
 
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Useful Research Websites

New Websites to check...

 
Abbreviations, Characters & Guidelines
Thank you, Werner Ropers
 
Meyer-Orts website!  
The user can enter the name of any place found in
Meyers Orts- and with one click get the Meyers Orts- entry,
with an English translation of critical portions.
 
 
Have you checked other links on the website?  
Go to Research Assistance for help.
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Proud Members   
 
The German American Partnership
 
Florida State Genealogical Society
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies
 
National Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference
Volunteer Award
 
 

Of Interest...


General Meeting
November 12, 2016

9th Annual SWFLGG Seminar
"Building Your German Research Skills" presented by Dr. Fritz Juengling

International Germanic Genealogy Conference
July 28-30, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota Click on the image for more information.

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