Thursday, April 2, 2015

Germans from Russia - brand new BONUS webinar by Gail Blankenau for subscribers


Struggling with finding your German ancestors? Maybe they were part of the large group who left their native land to settle in their own ethnic and religious groups. Join Gail Shaffer Blankenau, presenter of the popular "Women Homesteaders and Genealogy" webinar, as she teaches us how to find our Germans from Russia.
Webinar's Description
In 1762, Empress Catherine of Russia invited ethnic Germans to immigrate to Russia to develop the country's agriculture, allowing them to retain their language and culture. Thousands of Germans left their native land to settle in their own ethnic and religious groups. In the late 18th century some of Catherine's preferential terms began to be revoked, prompting another large migration--this time to the New World. We will discuss issues facing genealogists who have ancestors who were Germans from Russia as well as explore sources and methods.
How to view:
If you are an annual or monthly webinar subscriber, this webinar's recording is now available in the Webinar Library. Just head over to the library, login, and enjoy! 7 pages of supplemental syllabus materials also accompany this webinar.
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About the presenter
Presenter-7776Gail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist, speaker and author. Her publications include articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The Genealogist. She is also a contributor to Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines. Based in Nebraska, she specializes in Nebraska records, Midwestern roots, German genealogy, land records, 19th-Century photographs and tracing lineages. More than half her ancestors came from New England, but she has roots in almost every state east of the Mississippi.
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