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 August 1, Genealogist, Bob Rettammel 

Bob will provide a case study of how he searched for his German ancestors, particularly his great-grandfather’s family. Bob will discuss the records used to begin a search in finding a German Connection: vital records – birth, death, and marriage; census records, city directories, newspapers, and naturalization records. He will provide information on the genealogical structure in Germany, the reasons for German emigration, and working with a genealogist.