International German Genealogy Conference

**For Immediate Release**
FINAL PLANNING, FINAL CHANCE FOR DISCOUNT This year April 15 is not just the deadline to file U.S. taxes: It’s also the last chance to get a discounted registration price for the 2019 International German Genealogy Conference, “STRIKE IT RICH! with CONNECTIONS 2 DISCOVERIES.”
Hundreds of people with German ancestry will be coming to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento, CA, from June 15-17. Hosted by the Sacramento German Genealogy Society, conference information and registration can be accessed through the International German Genealogy Partnership website.

Planning for the conference is nearly complete. It will include speakers from around the world and has drawn sponsorship from the major organizations in the larger genealogy world, including titans Ancestry and FamilySearch as well as MyHeritage and FamilyTreeDNA.

Reservations after April 15 will be accepted only on a space-available basis.

Likewise, special events such as a Friday night trip to a Biergarten, daily luncheons with marquee presenters, and a Sunday night banquet are also only being offered until they are sold out.



Join others from around the world who will be rushing to California in June 2019 for German genealogy gold.

REGISTER NOW! Contact: Bill Cole, 2019 IGGC Co-Chair 916-853-8562 email: conference@iggpartner.org

SGGS is a registered California 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation – Donations eligible for tax deductions as allowable by law. Checks payable to SGGS @ 2019 IGGC, 11230 Gold Express Dr. #310-415, Gold River, CA 95670-4484

International German Genealogy Conference

4 months to go … still time for wine-ing 

If you’re coming to Sacramento in June for the International German Genealogy Partnership conference, have you left some free time to explore the California wine-growing regions?

In 2016, the state grew 4 million tons of wine grapes, including more than 110 varieties. And it’s all for the visiting with a short road trip from Sacramento, or by signing up for the pre-arranged day-long adventure tour to the wine country.

What goes well with wine? Cheese, of course! The California Cheese Trail runs through several of these regions. Visit discovercaliforniawines.com for a roundup of travel information.

You could even combine your German heritage research with a visit to San Benito County, where German and French immigrants planted the first grapes in the mid-1800s.

Some wine and cheese would help everyone relax at the end of a busy conference day. We’re planning Connections 2 Discoveries sessions to link you with others interested in similar topics. Keep checking the website for updates.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it up as you go. If you connect with others during the day, invite them to gather in a quiet spot. Sorry, wine and cheese are not included in your conference registration. <smile>

Review the program for the weekend, decide which programs are of interest and then register.

Contact the hotels for your reservation. All conference sessions are in the Hyatt Regency – the Marriott is only a couple blocks away.

Have questions? Email the conference team. Need to update your registration? Contact the help desk for assistance.

We look forward to seeing you in 4 short months!

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.

Ulster Historical Foundation March Seminar

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their annual United States lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops!

Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/lecture-tour-2019/

Wednesday, 20 March, Coeur d’Alene, ID (1:00pm–8:30pm)

Location: Lake City Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Program title: Irish & Scots-Irish Research Seminar!

Hosts: Family Hunger, PLLC and Jan Clizer—Painting Scotland

Web:  https://janclizerpainting.com/event/116353/ulster-historical-foundation-lecture-in-coeur-dalene

Telephone:  219-462-0524

Main contact: Todd Neel – 208-691-0870 – twneel@gmail.com
Jan Clizer – 208-771-2912 – jan@janclizerpainting.com

Cost: Pre-Registration cost $35. Registration or attendance after cutoff date will be $50.

Please send Pre-Registration with check (to Family Hunger, PLLC), or cash (due 2/20/2019) to: Todd Neel,  Family Hunger, PLLC, 317 W. Spokane Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Pre-Registration for the workshop due one month prior to the workshop, on February 20, 2018. Live Celtic music and dancing during the short evening dinner break.

2019 German Genealogy Conference

**For Immediate Release**
PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR!  It’s rare that any genealogy conference is able to pull together speakers from around the world, but our roll call of 47 genealogy experts from five continents will descend upon Sacramento, California, in June 2019 for the International German Genealogy Conference – “STRIKE IT RICH! with CONNECTIONS 2 DISCOVERIES”.
This conference will feature three full days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks – Geographic, Technology, Advancing Your Research, and more. Our all-star cast of presenters will share its expertise in German genealogical research techniques, tools, and more. Many of our scheduled speakers, including Ute Brandenburg, pictured here, have prepared short video previews of their presentations, which are available now on our website’s Conference page – https://iggpartner.org.

With an expected attendance of 750-1000, this conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in, or deeply involved with, researching the lives of German ancestors. Conference registration opened November 1. Discounted early registration fees are available through January 15, 2019. Join others from around the world who will be rushing to Sacramento, 2019 Conference Presenter: Ute Brandenburg California, for a stake in some German genealogy gold.

This conference is hosted by the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) and supported by a consortium of German genealogy societies across the Golden State. The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) comprises more than 100 organizations around the world. IGGP’s mission is ” … to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally-recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.”

Contact:  Bill Cole, 2019 IGGS Co-Chair     Phone:  916-853-8562     Email: conference@iggpartner.org   SGGS is a registered California 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Corporation. Donations eligible for tax deductions as allowable by law.
Checks payable to SGGS @ 2019 IGGC, 11230 Gold Express Dr. #310-415, Gold River, CA 95670-4484

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

 

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.
Shop for others
Shop for yourself
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!

  NEW!   Follow conference updates on our blog.

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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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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