June 28, 2016
A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
Stephen P. Morse
Come to this meeting to learn about the search features and information on Stephen P. Morse's One Step Website!
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Stephen P. Morse
- 2016 Spring Seminar Successful! – Approximately 125 people attended. Photos will be posted soon on a new 2016 page under the Spring Seminar menu option.
- GIACR Volumes – Available at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library thanks to SGGS. These volumes are a new resource for finding your German ancestors in American church records. For details, scroll down to the GIACR Project article below.
- German Cards – German Cards are again being sold online by SGGS. Go to our Online Store page.
- Christkindlmarkt Successful – SGGS hosted a booth at the Dec. 5 & 6 Christkindlmarkt event at the local Turn Verein providing free German genealogy advice and selling both merchandise and memberships. See below for a photo.
- New Merchandise Store Page Now Available – Our merchandise and services sales pages have been revised. The merchandise page now allows payment by credit and some debit cards.
- Digitized Pedigree Charts Posting Compete! – Don't want to wait for a meeting to access all the member-submitted pedigree charts in the brown binders? Now you can instead go to the "Pedigree Charts & Index" page in the For Members Only section of this website. Thanks go to Milt Kelly for massive amount of work required to make this available. The name index is presently incomplete but that will eventually be brought up to date by a different volunteer. 28 Aug 2015
- Der Blumenbaum Index B Revised – A complete index to Der Blumenbaum issues (through March 2015) was posted in the members-only section a couple months ago. Shirley Riemer just brought index B of that set up to date. The updated copy can be found on the Society Documents page in the members-only section. 11 July 2015
SGGS' May 24 Meeting
The morning Study Group meeting followed by a 1 pm presentation by Jim Baker, Ph.D, C.G., focusing on non-church records (especially town anniversary books). The handout for this presentation is posted for one month on the Society Documens page in the members-only section of this website.
SGGS' January 26 Meeting had Cake!
SGGS hosted a combined Study Group and general meeting with a brown-bag lunch and free cake.
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Topic for the general meeting was the new German-American Genealogical Partnership, a project that started last year. Click here for more information about SGGS and the GAGP. Two out-of-town guests were present. Dirk Weissledger (Chairman of DAGV and President of BdF) from Germany and Gordon Seyffert (Editor for the Immigrant Genealogical Society) from L.A.
Dirk Weissleder lecturing about GAGP.
Gordon Seyffert (Immigrant Genealogical Society) helping Study Group attendees.
SGGS hosted a booth at the Dec. 5 & 6 Christkindlmarkt event at the Sacramento Turn Verein. Booth volunteers gave German genealogy advice to visitors, sold merchandise and membership specials. The membershp specials were dressed up as Christmas presents.
Sept. 22nd Panel of Experts
Panel of experts: Shirley Riemer, Michael Mayer Kielmann, James Baker, Ph.D., C.G.
At the SGGS September meeting, a panel of genealogical experts addressed audience-submitted questions in the form of mini-presentations which included informational handouts. Each of their handouts can be found on the Society Documents page in the members-only section of this website.
"This series is one of the most important, most professional, immigrant identification databases published in the last 100 years."
Publisher Lewis Bunker Rohrbach
Since 2005 Dr. Roger P. Minert and his group at Brigham Young University have been transcribing, indexing and publishing German-American church records in a series of volumes called the German Immigrants in America Church Records [GIACR]. A current list is presented below.
This table will be updated as new volumes become available.
On the Shelf
at the Sacramento
Soon to be provided
to the Sacramento
|Volumes not yet Completed
Vol. 1: Indiana
Vol. 2:Wisconsin Northwest
Vol. 3: Wisconsin Northeast
Vol. 4: Wisconsin Southwest
Vol. 5: Wisconsin Southeast
Vol. 6: Nebraska
Vol. 7: Iowa West
Vol. 8: Iowa Northeast
Vol. 10: Illinois North
Vol. 11: Illinois, Cook County
Vol. 15: Michigan, excluding
Vol. 16: Detroit, Part I
Vol. 17: Detroit, Part II
Vol. 9: Iowa Southeast
Vol. 12: Illinois Central
Vol. 13: Illinois South
Vol. 14: Illinois St. Clair
Vol. 18: Minnesota, North &
Feb 16, 2016: All of these volumes are now in SGGS' possession and will soon be donated to the FamilySearch Library.
|Vol. 19: Missouri
Vol. 20: St. Louis
Vol. 21: St. Louis
This project has been funded by Brigham Young University and some private donors. Unfortunately, said funding has lapsed beginning 2016. So last year SGGS provided a donation to help sustain their 2016 operation and appealed to readers of Der Blumenbaum to do the same. Click here to view a thank-you from the project staff. As volumes became available, SGGS has been purchasing one of each for the Sacramento FamilySearch Library (on Eastern Ave).
For SGGS members, more information can be found on page 11 of your July 2015 issue of Der Blumenbaum. But the donation instructions in that article turned out to be incorrect. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project, mail a check payable to "Religious Education BYU" to the following address. Be sure to also mention you're donating to the GIARC project.
Prof. Roger P. Minert
270K JSB BYU
Provo, UT 84602-5669
Some GIACR volumes are sold by SGGS at its meetings. Online sources follow.
Click here for Family Roots Publishing (expected to be the new supplier).
16 Mar 2016 rh
The current Der Blumenbaum issue is Volume 33, Number 4 (Apr./May/June 2016).
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to display its
table of contents.