Discover Your German Ancestor's Origins | Newberry

Discover Your German Ancestor's Origins

Led by Teresa McMillin. Four sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturdays, October 21 - November 11

1 - 3 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $170

Regular Price (after September 1): $187

Online Registration

Seminar Description

Learn how to research your immigrant ancestor’s German origins in this course, which will guide you through the process of researching a German immigrant using United States sources. Discover your ancestors’ town of origin and continue researching them in the former German Empire. Many records survive—this seminar will show you how to find them. We will also explore how to use alternate sources to discover their lives beyond birth and death dates. Four sessions.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG(SM),* author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, specializes in German genealogical research. She regularly speaks for genealogical societies and conferences. She has recorded two Ancestry Academy courses.

*The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designation CG, is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified genealogists after periodic competency evaluation.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.