All You Need to Know About German Names: Webinar Friday, July 17

 

 

Description: In this Vivid-Pix sponsored webinar, come learn the ten most important facts about names in German records! From spelling variations and suffixes to straight lines and “Rufnamen”, this presentation teaches you the German naming practices that will help you find, locate, and understand your ancestor. 

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Cost: Free!

FREE Webinar: Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting

Date: Thursday, June 25, 1:00 EST

Description:

Frustrated with that old German handwriting? You’re not alone!

In this LIVE webinar, learn from professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober:

  • How you can easily recognize certain letters in the old German handwriting
  • What those pesky abbreviations mean in historical documents
  • Spelling variations you need to know to decipher the words of your ancestors
  • Best websites to use in your work
  • Plus much more!

If you’ve missed this presentation at conferences, now’s your chance to see a good part of it!

Limited spots available – sign up below to save your seat.

FREE WEBINAR: 5 Top Websites to Decipher the German Handwriting

Description: Does the old German handwriting seem overwhelming? An obstacle insurmountable in your German genealogy journey? If so, it’s time to learn the top online resources that make deciphering that script much easier! 

Professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober will show you the tools she uses every day to make working with those scary squiggles doable – and – dare we say it – actually kind of fun. Register now to find the time that works best for you – limited spots available. 

German Church Records Webinar: Friday, May 1

I am very excited to have been asked to be a part of the Vivid-Pix Webinar Series this Friday! This webinar series, sponsored by Dan Earl, is designed to help you learn from some of genealogy’s leading experts and get “round to” getting your old photos, documents, and genealogy life in order. In my talk, I will teach you all about German church records – amazing treasure troves of information for genealogists. I hope to see you there! 

I first met Dan at RootsTech a few years ago. Since then, he has very kindly included me in his video interviews and even highlighted my new book The Magic of German Church Records in his  post Best of the RootsTech Vendor Hall at this past conference (back when we could still go to conferences…how long ago that seems!). I’m excited to continue working with him this coming Friday. I hope you’ll join us!

From Dan: 

We are living in an unprecedented time in the world’s history. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are feeling anxious and stressed and are looking for ways to connect. Experts suggest that limiting the amount of news we watch and creating new habits can help cope with stress. The Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit” web series can help those new to genealogy create new habits and is a fun and relaxing alternative to the nightly news. The series is broadcast live each Tuesday and Friday, and if the time doesn’t work for you, they’re available to watch later, anytime, anyplace.

This series is unlike any other webinar you have been to, in so many good ways. Rather than just sit through a fifty to sixty-minute lecture feverishly taking notes and hoping you don’t miss anything, this series allows you to learn from, laugh with, and get to know the speakers like never before. You will still get to listen to them teach you, but for a much more manageable thirty to forty-minutes. Have you ever wanted to know what advice your favorite speaker would give themselves if they could travel back in time to the first day they started doing genealogy? Want to find out what is still on their “genealogy bucket list?” What about the last book they read? The Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit” series will help you learn all of this and more.

Vivid-Pix, the sponsor for this series, offers their RESTORE image improvement software which utilizes their patented Artificial Intelligence to automatically bring your old, faded, sepia, black and white or color photos and documents back to life. So, head to www.vivid.pix.com/education to register for a live event or to purchase a past event and download the Vivid-Pix RESTORE software while you’re there so you can give your old photos and documents the Vivid-Pix Fix!

Hope you can join us!

FREE WEBINAR: 5 Top Websites to Decipher the German Handwriting

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 EDT

Spots Available: 150 (March 31 spots are full. Registration for April 2 still available. Please pick the April 2 slot upon sign up if you want access).

Description: Does the old German handwriting seem overwhelming? An obstacle insurmountable in your German genealogy journey? If so, it’s time to learn the top online resources that make deciphering that script much easier! Professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober will show you the tools she uses every day to make working with those scary squiggles doable – and – dare we say it – actually kind of fun. Register now to save your seat today – limited spots available.

Free Webinar: Six Things You Need to Know About Church Records

overwhelmed by german church records? you’re not alone!

Church records can be gold mines of information for German genealogists. But let’s be honest – they’re kind of overwhelming. In this webinar, professional genealogy translator Katherine Schober shares six things you need to know about German church records before you start working with them – making your time with these records much more beneficial for your genealogy search!

When: Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Cost: Free!

Sign up: I want free Church record tips – sign me up!