Researching German Ancestry Workshop

James has been researching his partner’s German family tree for about five years. In this practical workshop he will be sharing his hints and tips to help you discover your own German heritage. The workshop will cover topics such as: a brief history of Germany, some useful German websites and how to tackle some of the trickier aspects of uncovering more recent German family members. James will also share examples of brick walls that he has overcome.

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

To join this workshop, you will need a computer device from which you can access your emails. It needs to have a microphone, speakers and preferably a webcam.  First-time users of Zoom, will be asked to download a small piece of software. This will be sent to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact bo*****@be******.uk 

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Sat 19 Feb


14:00 - 16:00

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The Centre - Berkshire FHS


  • James Thornber
    James Thornber

    James has been researching his partner’s German ancestry for about five years. He has previously given a talk to society members about his research, and this workshop has been put together in response to the many requests received for further guidance. James is a member of the Abingdon (Vale) Branch Committee

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