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Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics
Tuesday, August 23
Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
Our own Annie Brenneis will be doing the presentation!  It is titled "Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics." Did you know Annie is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair?
 
Annie Brenneis was born and raised in Southern California and now lives north of San Francisco with her husband and two cats. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts (with concentrations in History, Music, and Mathematics) from Excelsior College in New York, and then went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Topographical Archaeology from the American Academy in Rome.  Annie is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and taught in a private school for over two decades. She has recently published articles in genealogical journals and weblogs and is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair.
 
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Finding German Records Online: An Overview of Helpful Websites
Tuesday, September 27
Finding German Records Online: An Overview of Helpful Websites  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
Do you use FamilySearch? How about Archion or CompGen’s GenWiki? Learn about various websites to help you in your German research—and get a virtual tour of recent updates in the Family History Library.
 
Charlotte Noelle Champenois, a native of Allerød, Denmark, and a long-time resident of Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Family History–Genealogy (with an emphasis on German and Danish research). She has previously lived in Germany for two years and recently spent three months in Austria, researching families in various repositories in and near Vienna as well as online to document family trees back to the 1600s. She is a full-time German and Nordic Research Specialist at the Family History Library, where she has given multiple webinars, including a five-hour beginning German paleography seminar in October 2019. She helps patrons research and decipher records (currently via online means). Charlotte is also an Associate Records Analyst for the German Immigrants in American Church Records project, extracting information from church records written in the old German script and determining the standard spellings of listed German birth towns; she has collaborated on four published volumes and on three additional volumes that are soon to be printed.
 
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