Sunday, May 1, 2011

26 May 2011 Colonial Frontier with John T. Humphrey, CG


Reconstructing Families on the Colonial Frontier
John T. Humphrey, CG
Records kept during the colonial period can be difficult to find or they are often incomplete. This lack of information is a serious obstacle to research. This lecture explores strategies to get around obstacles by creatively using data found in the records that do exist.

John T. Humphrey, CG, a Pennsylvania native, is the president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society and a past vice president of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He was the former director of the National Genealogical Society Learning Center. In 2008, at the request of the German Embassy, he gave the keynote address commemorating four-hundred years of Germans in America in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has authored the sixteen-volume Pennsylvania Births Series, two family histories and numerous articles. His most recent publication is Finding Your German Ancestors: A Practical Guide for Genealogists.  

During his career as a professional genealogist he organized and managed several national, state and local genealogical conferences. He will be the instructor for the German course at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in 2011.

Meetings are usually held at 7:30 P.M. in the Lecture Hall of:
Kilmer Middle School
8100 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia.
Admission is free and visitors are welcome.
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