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Hopping the Pond : Researching in Germany : What You Need to Know and Websites to Help
Thursday, November 7
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
On November 7, Carol Carman will present a general background on Germans in this country and what you need to know before you begin your research in Germany. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218, where Carol will give you tips on how to find your ancestors' German town of origin, and websites and other information sources you can explore once you have found it.
 
Carol has been the vice-president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society since fall of 2009 and a member before that. She has attended numerous talks on German history, immigration, and migration. She has been to Germany three times, twice including researching her ancestors. She has both first and second wave German ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1700s and mid-1800s. Carol is also the president of Anne Arundel Genealogy Society, and a retired librarian.



Family Objects, Family Memories
Thursday, December 5
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Our December 5 meeting will showcase unusual sources of genealogical information provided by our members. Join us at Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 218 as AAGS members show us their unusual family artifacts and objects, and tell us what they learned from them about their ancestors. 

 
We tried this on a small scale last December, and decided on this format for the entire meeting this year. Last year one member brought an ancestor’s wedding memory book. Another brought his grandmother’s handwritten recipe book and described some of the foods she made for him when he was a child. For this December's meeting, one member has already agreed to bring a sextant belonging to an ancestor who served in World War I, along with his ship’s log and records describing his ship being torpedoed. 
 
Watch for an email soon asking for more volunteers to tell us about their family objects in December.