Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

May 16, 2020   9:00 am-1:00 pm (PDT)

  Seats are still available for our virtual seminar using Zoom.

Submit your registration by 9:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Space is limited to the first 97 registrants.
SGS Members $30.00, All others $40.00

  Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a program syllabus by email the day before the seminar, on May 15th.  

New to Zoom? It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to download, then on Saturday follow your link to the seminar. Here is a quick tutorial: How to download Zoom 

SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar
with Fritz Juengling:
“Old European Records Research”

ONLINE via Zoom

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT   

Welcome and Introduction

“Names – Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics” – Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.  We also take a ‘world tour’ to learn how names are constructed in different cultures.

15-minute Break and Door Prize Drawing

“Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research” – Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research, especially records and jurisdictions, looking at examples where appropriate.

30-minute Lunch Break and Door Prize Drawing

“The Genealogical Value of Guild Records” – The history, structure, and purpose of guilds. Then, we look at some of the many record types that guilds created and how they can be of use to the researcher, especially when church records are missing and how these records can fill those gaps.
  Adjourn       Dr. Juengling holds a Master’s and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars.