EDMOND — Researching German ancestors can be a challenge, since family researchers can become overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity of the language, culture and resources.
Speaker Helen Lehman, past director of the Family History Center Library, will be presenting a program, “Researching Your German Ancestors,” during the Edmond Genealogical Society’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 1351 E 33 St.
Lehman’s program will discuss how to get started with German research and provide information on understanding, interpreting and reading the language, determining places of origin and how to find the records needed to locate German ancestors. Also to be discussed will be changing borders, shifting political alliances and wars that caused migrations. She also will focus on the diversity of DNA results.
Since her genealogical adventures began in 1981, Lehman has filled 26 huge three-ring binders full of family papers and genealogical records.
On Aug. 19, the program will feature Andre Head, president of the Black Genealogy Research Group and CEO of The Coltrane Group. Head will present “The Boley Farmers and Merchants Bank Robbery.”
Genealogical research assistance is available at 5:30 p.m. prior to meetings. For more information, go to http://www.rootsweb.com/~okegs and Facebook: Edmond Genealogical Society.