The German Genealogy Special Interest Group, is co-coordinated by Dale Heins, and Bill Thuemmel. They meet the second Thursday of the month in the Reliance Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., from 9:30a.m. to 11:50a.m. Our SIG will continue to meet during the summer months (May - August) without any change in schedule. There will be no formal presentation during this period. General subjects related to our areas of interest will be discussed as well as problem solving.
The group’s meetings consist of formal presentations on subjects related to German genealogy research, German history and culture, and other areas with German populations (past and current). The presentations are given by both group members and guest speakers. Following the presentations, there is a round table discussion of research methodology, research sources, and new websites supporting German research. Members and visitors can submit general or specific research questions both prior to or during the meeting. Questions submitted prior to a meeting may include information requests related to a brickwall, specific locations or subjects which may require some research.
There are several members in the group who are very well versed in many areas of the United States as well as areas of Germany and its’ surrounding countries who are able to assist new members in solving German genealogy research problems.
You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate.