Astrid Adler’s 5/13 talk at the Library

Thank you to all who came to hear her this afternoon, and welcome to those who plan to come on Tuesday evening to hear this engaging presentation.  Remember, May 16th at 1310 W. Magnolia Blvd. with informal reception at 6 pm and the talk beginning at 7 pm.  However, please plan on coming a bit earlier than you had planned, as we’ve received notice of filming that evening in the next block to our west — and parking could be at a premium.  [We have three lanes, for three cars each, behind our building off the alley.]

Now, here are photos from today’s talk….




















When you come to hear her Tuesday, be sure to sign in at the front desk.  Astrid will be selling copies of her books — which she will inscribe for buyers if they wish — so come prepared.  She has done a great job telling the story of emigration to America from her home region, and these two books will make great gifts to family members who may wonder why genealogy fascinates you so!!  The first explains what the journey was like, and why people chose to make it.  The second tells the specific stories of eight families from her home town, including how they managed to adjust to their new country.

“German-American Genealogy,” 2016

The 2016 issue of German-American Genealogy is at the printer now!  Four articles are in this issue, as follows:

“East German Colonization in the Middle Ages,” by James Westfall Thompson
“The Banat Swabians:  A Tale of Perpetual Hardship, Survival and Hope,”
by Alexandria Irimia
Meyer’s Gazeteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable!”
by Fritz Juengling PhD, AG
“The Germans in Missouri,” by Jana Bickel

For members of IGS during the 2016 year, this issue should reach your mailbox around mid-December.  Other articles are in various stages of preparation for the next issue, possibly one for Spring 2017.

Do you have an interest in writing for it?  Many topics could be considered, but especially welcome would be more articles describing German colonies or emigrant regional groupings, such as suggested by the second and fourth articles listed above.  Please contact the webmaster or editor, if interested.