2019 International German Genealogy Conference

 

6 months to go … 6 gifts to choose from

The 6th of December is celebrated as St. Nicholas Day in many parts of German-speaking Europe. The real Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of children, sailors, students, teachers, and merchants. Since he delivers gifts to children on his feast day, Dec. 6, the saint is often confused with Santa Claus, who came about much later.

While Nicholas doesn’t use reindeer, he does travel with a companion known by different names. Be warned that this is no jolly elf. One alias, Krampus, actually enjoys scaring the children!

So how did we get from St. Nicholas to Santa Claus? Thank Martin Luther, who, in his effort to give Protestants their own Christmas traditions, introduced an angel-like Christ Child (Christkindl) who brought gifts. This religious figure was later replaced by der Weihnachtsmann (Father Christmas) a.k.a. Santa Claus.

Whether you’re shopping for St. Nicholas Day or Christmas, check out these gifts for those attending the International German Genealogy Conference in Sacramento next June.

You could wrap up a tour of San Francisco, the Wine/Gold Country or Lake Tahoe for the non-family researcher accompanying you to the conference.
Or, if you’ve been extra good in doing your research, treat yourself to one (or more) of the free Genealogical and Historic Walking tours in downtown Sacramento.
Krampus with the children. Postcard circa 1920.
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REGISTER NOW. Take advantage now of the early bird registration rates, which end Jan. 15. With limited seating available, it’s best not to hesitate. If the conference is full, your registration will go on a wait list.
BOOK A ROOM. The conference hotel, The Hyatt Regency, now has limited availability. But you can get a conference rate at the Marriott Residence Inn, just two blocks from the conference hotel.

2019 International German Genealogy Conference

Seven months to go:
73 reasons for dressing cool casual

Wondering about the weather when you arrive in Sacramento for the International German Genealogy Conference next June?

It is true that, on average, there are 73 days in the year when temperatures exceed 90°F (32°C). But if you were on the French Riviera, would you mind? No! Just think of Sacramento as the “California Riviera” because it enjoys the same Mediterranean climate: mild winters and very warm, dry summers that stay comfortable because of the low humidity. Think cool and casual when packing for your trip.

The Mediterranean climate’s characteristics were first described by Wladimir Peter Köppen. Born in St. Petersburg in 1846, he was the grandson of a German doctor invited to Russia by Empress Catherine the Great. Köppen spent most of his life and professional career in Germany and Austria. His interest in climate and its effect on vegetation led to the development of the “Köppen climate classification system,” which is still in use.

Now that you have some guidance on the weather, register for the conference and book your hotel. A sell-out in the early-bird registration period is a possibility. And you don’t want to miss the Mediterranean in California!

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Register now
Take advantage now of the early bird registration rates, which end Jan. 15. With limited seating available, it’s best not to hesitate. If the conference is full, your registration will go on a wait list.
Book a room
The conference hotel, The Hyatt Regency, now has limited availability. But you can get a conference rate for rooms at the Marriott Residence Inn, just two blocks from the conference hotel.
Your hosts, the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership, encourage you to learn more about the products and services offered by conference sponsors. We thank them for their support.

2019 International German Genealogy Conference

It’s time to register!

Your genealogy pot o’ gold awaits you in Sacramento, and all you need to do as of Nov. 1, 2018, is register.

This checklist will make registration a snap. And then you can look forward to breaking through those genealogy brick walls with the information you’ll learn and the friends you’ll make next June in Sacramento.

Take advantage now of the early bird rates, which end Jan. 15. With limited seating available, it’s best not to hesitate. If the conference is full, your registration will go on a wait list.

Here’s the information about hotels if you still need to make a room reservation.

We’re excited about the opportunities for learning and networking in Sacramento and look forward to welcoming you. See you June 15-17, 2019!

 

Your hosts, the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership, encourage you to learn more about the products and services offered by conference sponsors. We thank them for their support.
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REVIEW the program and note which presentations you want to attend.CONFIRM your membership in a partner society, which allows a discount on your registration fee.READ the FAQ for any special instructions and complete the registration form.
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8 months to go … 83 meters to heaven

If you’re coming to Sacramento for the 2019 International German Genealogy Partnership conference in June, you may be thinking about visiting northern California’s famous redwood forests.

After all, the giant sequoia is among the largest life forms on Earth. It grows as tall as 83 meters (272 feet), and its lifespan is measured in thousands of years.

But did you know that the tree was first described by a German-speaking botanist born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1804?

Stephan Endlicher reportedly named the genus Sequoia but never explained why. The speculation offered by later writers was that Endlicher was inspired by the achievements of the American Cherokee Indian linguist Sequoyah.

The trees that grow on northern California’s foggy coast are commonly known as redwoods, while those in the Sierra Nevada mountains are called Sequoias. Those coming to Sacramento will be strategically located to visit state or national parks that preserve these majestic trees.

While you’re pondering your tourism options, view our Sacramento hospitality page for a selection of tours for conference down time.

Registration for the 2019 IGGP conference in Sacramento, Calif., opens Nov. 1, 2018. Interest is high, and it’s possible that the conference will sell out early in 2019. Mark your calendar!

Looking for a hotel room? The conference is being held at The Hyatt Regency, which has limited availability. You also now can get a conference rate for rooms at the Residence Inn/Marriott hotel, just two blocks away.

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Your hosts, the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership, encourage you to learn more about the products and services offered by conference sponsors. We thank them for their support.

2019 International German Genealogy Conference

9 months to go: Was your ancestor a 49er?

In 1848, many Germans were part of a larger movement in Europe to obtain political power for the growing middle class. But when their revolution failed, many emigrated to the United States to avoid political persecution. As a group, they became known as the “48ers.”

One year later, word spread of the discovery of gold in California, and some of those who emigrated in 1848 packed up again to join the rush west for gold. Now they were called the 49ers.

Maybe we should nickname those who participate in the International German Genealogy Partnership conference next June the “19ers.” After all, their German ancestors carried similar nicknames right to Sacramento in their search for a new life.

In a few weeks, we will be announcing the list of programs and presenters for the 2019 conference in Sacramento. There will be lots of gold nuggets among them, and with registration opening in November, the rush will be on.

We hope that in nine months, you’ll be boarding a train or steamship or covered wagon and heading to Sacramento. Welcome to the 19ers!

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The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento. At $149 per night, you’re getting a deal, and your credit card won’t be charged until spring 2019.
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Early registration opens in November 2018. The top names in German genealogy will be presenting, and we could sell out quickly. Don’t delay when the announcement lands in your inbox.
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Rootstech London 2019

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch, the organizers of RootsTech:

We’re thrilled to announce that the RootsTech conference is expanding to international borders! RootsTech London will take place October 24–26, 2019, at the ExCeL London Convention Centre.

“We are excited to further position RootsTech as a global community for everyone to discover their family and deepen their sense of belonging that we all yearn for,” said Jen Allen, event director.

RootsTech London will not replace the annual conference in Salt Lake City but will serve as an additional event.

Registration Opens February 2019

Registration for RootsTech London will open in late February 2019. To receive the latest updates and announcements, visit rootstech.org/London.

Venue

The ExCel Convention Center is London’s finest exhibition center, located only 5 minutes away from London City Airport. Click here to take an interactive tour of the ExCeL.

https://www.rootstech.org/london

International German Genealogy Partnership 2019 Conference

The International German Genealogy Partnership, which seeks to facilitate German genealogy research globally, is pleased to announce that hotel reservations for its 2019 conference are open as of March 1, 2018. The IGGP requests your assistance in sharing this information with your organization.
The partnership will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks during its international conference in Sacramento, Calif., in June 2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the IGGP’s 2017 inaugural conference.
Hotel information may be read at: https://iggpartner.org/cpage.php?pt=83
Further details on the conference itself may be read at: https://iggpartner.org/cpage.php?pt=73
Information on the partnership is available at: https://iggpartner.org/index.php.

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)

The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) will be hosting our second conference in Sacramento California June 15-17, 2019.  IGGP is a growing partnership comprised of more than 100 international genealogical societies and organizations interested in collaborating to help further all members’ family history research with respect to their ethnic German roots.

 

The inaugural 2017 International German Genealogy Conference (IGGC) was highly successful, with 700 in attendance from 5 countries and 34 of the US states.  IGGC is emerging as one of the pre-eminent international German genealogy conferences.  Attached is the notice of the upcoming Call for Presentations.  Please pass this information on to any who might be interested in making a proposal to participate.  IGGP 2019 Call for Presentations Save the Date

Regards,

Amy Chidester

Presenter Team Chair