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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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Online Tools and Resources to Facilitate German Genealogical Research
Tuesday, October 25
Online Tools and Resources to Facilitate German Genealogical Research  (SGGS Meetings and Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church Sacramento (2745 Eastern Ave) and transmitted via Zoom
Besides online records, the 21st Century has brought many online tools to aid with German research. Learn about online gazetteers and maps, surname locators, dictionaries, calendar converters, and more to boost your success in German research.
Joseph B. Everett, MLS, AG, is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He has over 25 years combined experience inthe genealogical field at BYU, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and
Joe manages the collections and patron services of the BYU Family History Library and serves as a faculty liaison to instructors in BYU's Family History undergraduate degree program and others involved in family history on campus from social to computer science.
At FamilySearch, Joe was a library program manager providing services for the more than 5,000family history centers. Previously at FamilySearch, he headed the International Reference floor at the Family History Library, and worked for several years as a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records. He has served on numerous strategic planning and program development teams at FamilySearch. At, he worked in content acquisitions and content product and project management, putting genealogical databases online.
Joe earned a BA in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University.
He has been a member and officer in various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on U.S. and European family history research, historical geography, and migration. He is an Accredited Genealogist in Germany and Russia.