Sacramento German Genealogy Society
On Tuesday June 27, 2017
11 am - 12:30 pm 
1 pm – 2:45 pm
Study Group meeting and other activities
Michael Mayer-Kielmann:
Defiled Tradesmen, Troopers,
Quacks & Executioners: 
Dishonorable occupations at the Edge of Society
Most of you know long time SGGS member and volunteer Michael Mayer-Kielmann who has been providing individual consultation sessions during our Study Group meetings and at the Family History Center near Elk Grove. Michael will describe the occupations in old Germany that would have excluded your ancestors from polite society.
About Michael Mayer-Kielmann:
     Michael was born in Germany and raised in Hannover where the spoken German is reputed to be notably pure.  He immigrated to US in 1961 and became a US citizen in 1966.  His education includes a BA in foreign languages (German & French) from New Mexico State University, 1968; an MS in Information Management from USC, 1982; an MS in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, 1994; and a Chief Information Officer Certificate, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, 1998.
     He served in the US Army from 1968-1999 in field artillery, personnel management, and information management positions. He served one tour in Viet Nam and three in Germany.  He retired from the Army in 1999 in the rank of colonel. 
     For the past twelve years, Michael has served as a volunteer Family History Consultant at the Elk Grove Family History Center. A regular contributor to Der Blumenbaum, he is a member of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the Sacramento Turn Verein German-American Cultural Center/Library Section and the Treasurer of the German Language School.
     These days, he is busy maintaining a big yard in Wilton and working on genealogy. He is married to SGGS member Barbara and has two grown daughters.
Michael Mayer-Kielmann
Can't attend this meeting? The speaker's handout is usually posted for a month on the Society Documents page in the website's members-only section within a day or two afterwards. One will be posted only if a handout was used, it contains useful content and the speaker grants permission.
At 11 am: The Study Group workshop begins. Bring to it your questions, problems, brickwalls, discoveries, successes and failures to discuss with the group and local experts. Often, the featured speaker will also be present to participate.
Consultations Canceled for June: Due to the preparations he must make for his 1 pm presentation, Michael will not be available for consultations that the June Study Group meeting.
You can also do the following (assuming sufficient volunteers are present):
• purchase merchandise (cash, check, credit/debit cards accepted)
• browse the SGGS library books
• browse the freebies table
• use member services (address membershp issues, discuss volunteer opportunities,
   register for the seminar)
Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch to eat prior to the 1 p.m. lecture.
At 1 pm: The main program begins and all other activities end. After the meeting adjourns and if the speaker's travel departure time permits, you may be talk to the speaker or speakers in person by coming to the front of the room.
If there is sufficient time and volunteers available, merchandise sales will reopen until 3 pm.
Both meetings take place in MacMurdo Hall at St. Marks Methodist Church on Lusk Drive at St. Marks Way, east of the Country Club Plaza Shopping Center (2391 Saint Marks Way, Sacramento). MacMurdo Hall is on the basement level. An elevator is available. Parking is free. Park in either the church's lot or along the street. 
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
2391 St. Marks Way 
Sacramento, CA 95864 
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Guests are welcome and admission is free.
We look forward to seeing you!