German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society German Brick Walls

When: Friday, June 7, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT

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Topic:  Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece 
What do you need to look for once you have reached your brick wall? What is available and how do you find it? Leam how to think like a German and understand how to assess the needs of your German research to get the most out of it, from both sides of the ocean. You will understand how a typical German lived and made decisions. A case study will show you step by step how to overcome a typical brick wall.

Presenter:   Luana M. Darby, AG®

Luana M. Darby, AG® is a professional genealogist, author, and consultant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and a master’s in library and information science from San Jose State University. Luana has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over thirty-five years. She specializes in Palatine German, US Canadian, and Western European research and forensic genealogical research for probate firms. She frequently travels to Europe for genealogical research onsite in archives and repositories and is a frequent lecturer at local and national conferences and institutes. Luana has served as past president and director of the Utah Genealogical Association, on the Association of Professional Genealogists board, and as a director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. 
She is currently a board member of ICAPGen and the Utah State Society of DAR as state registrar. She also served as the chair for the NGS 2020 Virtual Family History conference and is a past online adjunct faculty member of the Family History department at BYU-Idaho. Luana M. Darby is accredited for research in the United States Midwest region.

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