2021 IGGC Additional Presentation Submission Form
Proposals are being accepted 1 January to 29 February 2020. You may submit up to 5 presentation proposals. You need not submit all proposals in one session. Please be advised that there is no way to save a partially completed form.
Please enter your name and e-mail address exactly as entered in the submission for your first proposal.
Post-nominals, if applicable
Next Proposed Presentation
Title of Presentation
Please limit to 12 words.
Presentation Description as you would like it to appear in conference publications
Please limit to 30 words (IGGP may adjust word count to fit publication format).
Detailed Presentation Description for Selection Committee use
Please limit to 1000 words.
Anticipated Track for proposed presentation (choose one)
Basic German genealogy: Overview of German research methods; necessity for finding specific town and how; getting comfortable with script and vocabulary; basic research in church and civil records
Beyond church and civil records: Orstssippenbücher; German periodicals and indexes; farm and town histories; military records; emigration records; newspapers; other seldom-used records
History and culture: Naming practices; treatment of illegitimacy in records; development of churches; using cultural areas in research; eighteenth century immigration; status and occupations
Location, location, location: Finding birthplaces; finding correct place names and parishes; using jurisdiction levels to find records; boundary and locality changes; history and records of regions
Making connections: Finding living cousins; getting help from societies and researchers in German areas; chain migration; collateral research; social media; using DNA as tool for German connections
Online and onsite: Finding images of records and books online; using archives from afar; doing research in Germany; record inventories and catalogs; other reference tools
Overcoming language differences: Reading script; useful vocabulary; spelling changes in names; translation tools; understanding content of church and civil records
Specific German research strategies: Verifying identity of immigrant; separating identities of same-name people; tracing movements of migrants in German areas; area searches; problem analysis
Audience Level (check all that apply)
Presentation acceptable for all audience levels
Have you presented this topic before? If so, provide dates, and locations.
Has this presentation ever been recorded, or is it scheduled to be recorded? If so, provide dates and locations.
Length of presentation: (choose one)
Will the session have a German-language component? (choose one)
If "Yes", please describe:
Name of Society Sponsorship, if applicable
Additional information you would like to provide:
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