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Saturday, May 15
German Research Online  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by James Beidler
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!
James M. Beidler is a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at, and is a German Life magazine columnist.

Saturday, June 19
All in a Day's Work: Occupational Genealogical Research  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG
What did our ancestors do for a living? Did they have gainful employment? Many of our ancestors changed their vocations regularly in order to support their families. Tapping into records of employment will offer new avenues to approach family history and build the life of a specific ancestor. Old occupations and terms that are no longer in use are central to discovering one's family history. Learn the methodology to researching your accestors' work history.

Saturday, July 17
Beginning English Genealogy  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by John Putnam
If you have English ancestry, have you ever wanted to jump the “pond” to learn when, why, and from where your ancestors immigrated to the American Colonies or United States? This presentation is designed to either introduce or refresh audiences with English ancestors on some basic historical, geographical, social, and religious history factors that may help you make your English research more efficient and effective. It will also explore many different genealogical resources to assist you in your quest to learn more about your English ancestors which are different than the ones which we all commonly use.
When John presents, he likes to understand certain information about your English ancestors that you have already found and any brick walls that the audience is encountering in their research. He asks that you share the following information with him prior to the presentation:
  1. Three to five English surnames that you are researching.
  2. Based upon your research to date, from what English county and when did they immigrate to America?
  3. What is your biggest single English research brick wall?
You can send John this information at and caption the email CRCGS English.