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The Next Meeting of SWFLGG

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30 am
Mid-County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard - Port Charloote, FL
Ruth Emmel
"Early Germans to Pennsylvania:
The First Wave of German Immigration Colonial America

Annual Seminar

Annual SWFLGG Seminar
Noted Genealogist and Popular Lecturer
Kory Meyerink
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!

RESEARCH CHECKLIST in EVERNOTE - This website offers a ten minute video on creating genealogy checklist in Evernote. There are plenty of other things to explore here, too. - http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/2014/06/creating-research-checklist-in-evernote.html
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
County, state/province/region
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!

Of Interest...

General Meeting
November 8, 2014 - 10:30 am - Mid-County Regional Library, Port Charlotte

German Genealogy Lecture
November 15, 2014 - Fort Myers Regional Library - "The Fun of Using German Websites" and "Germany: Kingdom, Duchy, Principality...?"

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