My colleague and Genealogy friend Ute Brandenburg will be the June10 DCAGS Speaker in Madison, WI. 

Where in Germany did your immigrant ancestors come from? This can be the toughest brick wall to conquer in German research, and yet, identifying the towns where your immigrant ancestors were born, is key to tracing them in Germany. 

Professional genealogist Ute Brandenburg will demonstrate strategies for finding your family’s home town, and will introduce you to important record sources for research in Germany. Participants are welcome to bring documents in old script for reading assistance following the presentation. Our speaker was raised in Germany and has lived and worked in the United States for over 20 years. Ute specializes in researching German immigrants to the Midwest. She enjoys the challenge of tracing German settlers to their places of origin in Germany. Working with church and civil records online and on microfilm, she builds family trees in Germany. When records are not available in the United States, she travels to Germany for research. Ute has extensive experience translating old German handwriting from four centuries. She is the owner of German Script Experts.