Thursday, March 29, 2018

What's New in German Genealogy? by Jeff Herbert

On March 3rd, Jeff Herbert, HCGS Treasurer and Author, presented a talk on  "What's New in German Genealogy." Eighty people attended this event held at the Kolping Society. In addition, he also did a presentation discussing how to research ancestors who may have arrived in Hamilton County before 1850.

The presentation on German Genealogy has now been produced in a video with some modifications. The video format enables viewers to look at the material at a comfortable pace and review the wealth of information and websites provided.

You can view the video by clicking on this link. In the future, we hope to provide you with a link to the talk about researching Hamilton County residents pre-1850.

Due to the popularity of this event, Jeff has graciously agreed to repeat these talks at the October "Ask the Experts" Day held in conjunction with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Submitted by: Kathy Reed
Program Director

1 comment:

  1. My paternal forefathers are from Hamilton County. The Austings migrated from Damme im Lohne (northern Germany) through Baltimore, MD in the early 1870s and settled in Cincinnati (referred to by Germans as "Zinzinnati"). My grandfather, Gilbert Louis Bernard Austing, moved to Union City, OH as a teenager and worked at a shoe factory there prior to moving to Dayton where my father was born in 1928. I was born and raised in Dayton & Huber Heights from where I joined the Army in 1967; my wife and I currently reside in Dennison (Tuscarawas County) after having lived all over the world. I'd be interested in learning anything you may know about Josef Austing, resident of Hamilton County, my great-grandfather and his kin.


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