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Is your genealogy group looking for fun and informative webinars this year?
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Choose the topic(s) below that would be of most interest for your group. Descriptions of the webinar can be viewed by hovering your mouse over the image.
All webinars are approximately 50 minutes long, with 10 minutes included for attendee questions. All webinars include a handout. Webinars may be hosted on my own Zoom platform or on your society’s webinar platform. Fees available upon request.
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Available Webinar Topics:
Learn the must-know tips and tricks that will make reading those foreign-language genealogical records much easier. From Microsoft Word hacks to invaluable online resources, discover the tools you need to make translating those foreign records much simpler – and much more fun.
Learn the ten most important facts about names in German records! From spelling variations and suffixes to straight lines and “Rufnamen”, this presentation teaches you the German naming practices that will help you find, locate, and understand your ancestor.
Learn the top online tools and resources to make deciphering the German handwriting easier - and more fun. With websites that offer fill-in-the blank help, surname and town verification, and much more, the resources taught in this session will have you deciphering that script in no time.
Learn the top tips and tricks for deciphering the old German script! With tips on how to easily recognize certain letters, how to tell tricky letters apart, abbreviations, spelling variations, names, and more, you'll be amazed at what you can do after only an hour of learning!
Learn how to extract the exact information you need from those valuable German church records – without having to decipher every word. We’ll take an in-depth look at the columns you’ll come across, and discover where to find - and how to read - important words that will tell you all about your German ancestor. Get ready to make the most out of any records you find!
What kind of documents are available for your German ancestors? What should you be looking for in your research? And most importantly, where can you find these documents? Come learn the answers to these questions and more in this popular webinar!
In this introductory webinar, learn all you need to know about getting started on your genealogy journey. From searching for records in the USA to crossing the pond to Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, we'll talk all things German genealogy!
Birth, marriage, and death records are goldmines of information for German genealogists. Learn how to extract the information you need from these clue-filled documents – it’s a lot easier than you think!
Stuck transcribing your foreign-language record, but don't know where to turn? Learn all the top resources for transcription in this information-packed webinar.
Familiar with the old German handwriting, but want to delve deeper into the intricacies of the script? This webinar is for you!
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“Katherine’s advice on websites and other resources for getting started in German genealogy was straightforward and very helpful in targeting the most useful places to begin your search. Likewise, she provided numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts for deciphering that difficult German handwriting with lots of instructive class exercises.”
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“Katherine presented an engaging program about researching German ancestry at the public library in Andover, MA. She drew a large crowd and held their attention with her deep knowledge of German history and culture. Her genuine enthusiasm for researching German ancestry and deciphering old handwritten German documents is what made her presentation so enjoyable. I’ve had several patrons request that I invite her back.”
“If you are looking for a presenter for an upcoming meeting for your genealogical society, Katherine Schober is an excellent choice. She spoke to our German Interest Group on the subject of “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering Old German Handwriting.” Her material was top notch and her visuals were well done. She presented in such a way as to engage both the beginners and the more advanced German researchers in our group. The feedback from our German Interest Group members has been very…