Sacramento German Genealogy Society

What's New?

  • Spring Workshop Online Pre-registration Now Available! For the first time, SGGS is providing an online registration option that allows payment by credit or debit card. Go to the Spring Workshop page for details.
  • Complete index to Der Blumenbaum posted – A topic index for the entire Der Blumenbaum collection from 1983 through March 2015 is posted on the Society Documents page in the website's members-only section. Thanks go to Shirley Riemer for bringing it up to date.
  • Facebook – Our new Facebook Editor, Liz Shaw, has greatly improved the look and content of the SGGS Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account, click here to view the SGGS page.
  • Der Blumenbaum wins NGS national newsletter competition  Look below for details.

February 24, 2015

James M. Baker, Ph.D., A.G.
will speak on
The Peripatetic Germans:
German Emigration and Immigration
(1693 - 1914)

September 23rd Program

At the September 23rd meeting, Ingeborg Carpenter discussed traditional attire (Trachten) and her three models demonstrated some examples. Models: Barbara Meyer-Kielmann, Ute Lyon, and Gerd Rustmann.
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Der Blumenbaum Wins NGS Contest

Each year the National Genealogical Society (NGS)  holds a nationwide newsletter competition. Der Blumenbaum editor Shirley Riemer submitted copies of Der Blumenbaum for this year's competition and Der Blumenbaum was selected as one of the two co-winners for 2014. Shirley traveled to the annual NGS conference in Viriginia just prior to our May 10 annual seminar to accept the award. SGGS is a member of NGS and the prize is one year of free membership.

The new Der Blumenbaum issue is Volume 32, Number 3 (Jan., Feb., Mar. 2015). It went into the mail in early January.
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to display the January issue's
table of contents.
Color and other enchancements added:

Upcoming Events
Mar 24:
Getting the Most from the Family History Center
Presented by Michael Mayer-Kielmann
How to use the Family History Center (FHC) and FamilySearch as a first step in getting started with genealogy research.  The presentation will include the location of and resources available at local FHC centers' situations including the availability of special tutoring from SGGS volunteers.
Apr 25:
My Ancestors: A Workshop for Ancestor-Chasers
An All-Day Event presented by Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., C.G. and 4 Genealogy Specialists
(See Spring Workshop tab on SGGS home page for more details.)
May 26:
Marriage - Back in the Day
Presented by Shirley Riemer, Editor/Publications Director of  Der Blumenbaum 
Some tales of traditions and laws affecting "coupling" in our German ancestors' times that might well conflict with our contemporary "love-and-get-married" stereotype.