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“NEW HOME, OLD CUSTOMS – A GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH SERIES”

October 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Presented by THE DELAWARE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE OHIO CHAPTER OF PALATINES TO AMERICA

Delaware County District Library – Community Room, 84 E Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio

Guest Speaker Nancy Ottman will cover reasons for migration in Germany, the ports of departure, their migration in America and German customs that have affected America.

Nancy was recently published in the “Your Genealogy Today” magazine.

The Delaware County Genealogical Society in conjunction with Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America presents this program as a public service.

Everyone is welcome – Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 3rd in the Community Room at the Delaware County District Library, 84 East Winter Street, Delaware. The presentation is open to the public and free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Nancy Is retired Director of HR and Loss Prevention for the JC Penney Co.

She has been involved with genealogy research for 30 years. Nancy is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Pal-Am and the Kansas Genealogical Society. She has spoken to numerous Genealogical and Historical Societies, and fraternal organizations.

She has lectured at the Columbus Metro Library, Groveport Madison School District and Palatines to America both Ohio Chapter and the National organization. In 2014 she completed a study with the University of North Carolina on American Gravestones and Cemeteries.

RESEARCHING IN OHIO: GERMAN GENEALOGY METHODS AND SOURCES

More Ohioans are of German descent than any other ancestry. That includes Columbus, where a U.S. Census Bureau survey released in December 2016 showed that nearly 20% have German ancestors. The annual seminar of the Ohio Chapter Palatines to America will be a good place to learn more about researching your own German heritage.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

9 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. – Option for research at the library until 6 P.M.

Morning Session 9:30 A.M. – Tim Anderson – “Ohio’s Germanic Cultural Landscapes”

Two-Track Afternoon Sessions:

1 P.M. – Kelli Bergheimer – “Preparing for Your Library/Archive Visit”

OR Jenni Salamon – “German Newspapers at the Ohio History Connection”

2:15 P.M. – Liz Plummer – “German Resources at the Ohio History Connection”

OR Ernie Thode – “Swiss Pioneers of Southeastern Ohio”

Alternate afternoon: One-on-One sessions with Russ Pollitt, Head of the Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department

Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, continental breakfast, and Full Buffet Lunch by Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

Member: $45; Non-Member $55; Deadline for advance registration: October 7, 2017;

After October 7, 2017: cost is $55 for Members and $65 for Non-Members.

Registration will be available online at https://oh-palam.org/registernow.php or with check payable to Ohio Chapter PalAm

Send to Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329; For questions e-mail: lindabelle@ics.net

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