Janette Lange, Lutheran Archives, 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.
Eric Kopittke has been researching his families from Australia, England, Germany, and former German areas for over 30 years. He and his wife Rosemary transcribed, indexed, and published the lists of direct emigrants from Hamburg for Australian and New Zealand ports from the years 1850-1879. These lists have helped many researchers find how their ancestors reached Australian and New Zealand from Germany.
Researching your German ancestors can present challenges for family historians; language, geography, knowing what records to consult and where to find them. Our seminar, German Research, will help you through some of these challenges.
Eric Kopittke: Introduction to German research: what you need to do to get started in researching your German Ancestors: e.g. collecting information from local sources to establish the place of origin.
Janette Lange: How can the Lutheran Archives assist you?
Janette Lange: Researching German family history from areas now in modern day Poland.
Eric Kopittke: Church and Civil records in Germany.