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The 16th Annual German Genealogical Conference is scheduled to
be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 8:35 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., at the
Des Moines Botanical Center. The guest speaker will be Baerbel K.
Johnson, A. G., a professional genealogist who also works at the
Family History Library as an International Reference Consultant.
Topics to be covered will include "Using German Church
Records; Using German Civil Registration Records; Marriage Laws and
Customs in Germany; and Strategies for Solving German Research
Ms. Johnson will also be presenting a program at the Iowa
Genealogical Society Library at 628 East Grand Ave., from 7:00 to 9:00
P.M. on Friday, June 13, 2008 with the topic being "German Research on
the Internet", where you can learn how to locate towns, find
addresses, pictures, and background material.
Conference Attendees will be allowed to used the Iowa
Genealogical Society Library from 10:00 A. M. To 2:00 P. M. on Sunday
June 15, 2008.
Attendance requires Prior Registration and is limited to 125
participants. Additional Information and a Registration Form can be
found by going to the Iowa Genealogical Society Web Site at
http://www.iowagenealogy.org, then clicking on the Calendar of Events
& Activities link, and scrolling down to the Calendar for June 2008
where there is a link to the "16th Annual German Genealogical