German Research

  • 09 Mar 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

German Genealogy Research:

Taking The Next Step

by Kent Robinson

Monday, March 09, 2020

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


This presentation will provide information about how to make progress in German research, whether you are trying to discover the name of the ancestral village, have used church books in Germany to trace your ancestry, or are somewhere between these points in your research.

Topics covered in this presentation will include:

    - Determining and locating the home village

    - Brief summary of German history and geography

    - References, resources, and websites

    - Using records in Germany

    Additional information that may be helpful in your research

Kent Robinson has served as both the Indiana chapter president and national president of Palatines to America.  He has taken German research courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.  He has conducted research at numerous facilities in the United States as well as various archives in Germany.  He has traveled to Germany on eight occasions and in 2014 had a residency permit, living in ten different towns over a period of 9 ½ months.  Using resources discussed in this presentation, he has traced his mother’s paternal family back to around 1530.  Kent enjoys sharing what he has learned and assisting others in their attempt to further their own German research.

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"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


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