Discover Your German Ancestor’s Origin | Newberry

Discover Your German Ancestor’s Origin

Led by Teresa S. McMillin, CG
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Four sessions, Saturdays, April 24 - May 15

10 am - 12 pm (Central Time)

Full. Email to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

Learn how to research your immigrant ancestor’s German origin. This seminar guides you through the process of using reliable genealogical sources for investigating German immigrant history. In addition to learning how to discover your relative’s town of origin, you’ll trace their history across the former German Empire. Learn how to use alternate sources to reveal details about your ancestor’s life beyond birth and death dates.

Four sessions. Registration – $195

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CGSM, is author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 and specializes in German genealogical research. She regularly speaks for genealogical societies and conferences.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.