Workshop: Finding Forebears in Poland: Researching German family history in present day Poland

Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage 2018: Australisches Deutschtum

Workshop: Finding Forebears in Poland: Researching German family history in present day Poland

Presented by Janette Lange

Researching overseas can seem a daunting prospect, even more so for family historians wanting to trace Prussian ancestors whose homelands lie now in present day Poland. This session will highlight websites and provide detailed advice on researching from home, contacting or visiting archives in Poland and Germany, and planning family history travel in Poland. Focus on the former Prussian provinces of Pomerania, Posen, Brandenburg and Silesia.

This workshop has 15 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked with your conference booking.

About the Speaker

Janette Lange is an archivist at Lutheran Archives in Adelaide. She has had a long-standing interest in German family history research. She knows from personal experience some of the issues family historians face trying to track down their German ancestors, both in Australia and overseas. Her research has taken her back to archives and villages in Germany and Poland. With Lois Zweck she has written the guide ‘Finding Forebears: Researching German family history in present day Poland’ to assist researchers in this area. In 2012, she and Lois presented on this topic at the 13th Australasian Genealogy Congress in Adelaide. Janette has run several workshops to assist family historians to plan their research trips in Germany and Poland. In 2014, she led a tour visiting ancestral villages and sites of historical interest in Germany and Poland.

Practical Info

Date
17 August 2018 09:30 (Australia/Adelaide)
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Location
TBA 1