German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society German Guilds and their Records

When: Friday, November 3, 2023 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PT

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Topic: German Guilds and their Records: A possibility for filling gaps when church records are missing

In this lecture, we learn about 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. Some discussion of occupations will also be given.

Presenter:  Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG®

Doctor Juengling received his Master’s and Doctorate in Germanic Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. He is an Accredited Genealogist® for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden through ICAPGen, and certified by the Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen. He is a German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Research Consultant at the FamilySearch Library.

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