Finding Your German Ancestors

Finding Your German Ancestors

Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Program by Scharlott Goettsch Blevins

1:00 - 2:15 - How to find information in the United States on Germans
2:45- 4:00 - How to find information located oversees from in the United States

An avid genealogist, Scharlott Goettsch Blevins has been lecturing on and teaching genealogy for 43 years. She is a founder & first president of the German American Heritage Center, Davenport, IA; former president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; former Chair of the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees; former president Iowa Genealogical Societies; served on Commission on Soviet American Archival Cooperation; and served on committee for the “Independence of the National Archives and selection of the Archivist of the United States”. Her expertise includes German transliteration and research.

Partners: Ames Public Library, Ames Historical Society, Iowa State University Department of History, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Story County Genealogical Society, University of Iowa, Humanities Iowa, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa International Programs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Chicago.

Coffee provided by Morning Bell Coffee Roasters.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm