Nov 8-General Meeting
Dues are $20 for individuals, $30 for families, and $5 for students.You can join/renew at the November 8 meeting or you can mail your dues to: STGS, P.O. Box 1904, Covington, LA .
The Open House hosted by the St . Tammany Genealogical Society and the St. Tammany Parish Library on October 18 was a big success! There was an entertaining presentation by Casey Stuart reminding us how important it is to save our genealogy research and share it in a form that will be appreciated by family here and now and in the future. There were experts who helped with research problems. There were door prizes and handouts and an introduction to the Library's Genealogy Collection. I think it is fair to say that a good time was had by all!
German Research Online and at the German American Cultural Center in Gretna, Louisiana presented by Earl Sundmaker, Jr.
The St. Tammany Genealogical Society will host a presentation by Earl Sundmaker, Jr., the Executive Director of the German American Cultural Center in Gretna, Louisiana. This presentation will assist genealogists and family historians in researching records of their German ancestors in Germany as well as in New Orleans and its environs. Using examples from his own family research, Mr. Sundmaker, will demonstrate how to conduct German family research using two important online repositories of German records. His presentation will also include an examination of the difficulties of reading documents in old German script and introduce tools for transcribing and translating such records. A description of the digitized church records of New Orleans area German community, international and nationwide online databases, and other reference materials available at the German-American Cultural Center in Gretna will also be provided. If you have German ancestors in your tree, particularly those who lived in New Orleans or its environs, this presentation is essential to facilitating your genealogical research. Earl Sundmaker, Jr., a native of New Orleans, is actively involved in preserving and making available the German church records in the New Orleans area through his record digitization project. He is available to instruct and inform local genealogists and family historians on German records research. Earl's German family branch immigrated to New Orleans in 1839. He has spent the past 20 years tracing his German surname back to the early 1600s. The program will take place at the St. Tammany Parish Public Library at 310 W. 21st Street in Covington, Louisiana, on 8 November2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to adults and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Society's general meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. during which light refreshments will be served.
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