Locating Your Distant Cousins in the Old Country
Have you thought about how wonderful it would be to be able to meet or correspond with your distant cousins in the place where your ancestors were born? They may have family treasures, know family stories or even live in the same town, where your immigrant ancestors were born and lived. This presentation shares numerous methods that can be used for successfully locating ones cousins. The focus will be on German resources, but similar resources are available for almost any country. It was selected as many people in the U. S. have German ancestors.
of the state of Oregon has been researching his family since 1983 and enjoys sharing what he has learned. Tom was a research consultant at the Family History Center in Milwaukie, Oregon and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, the largest genealogical library in the Pacific NW. Assisting others provided the opportunity to learn of resources available and how to research in geographic areas where he has no personal family research. Tom's personal genealogical pursuits have inspired him to visit France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland. He has been fortunate to walk in the villages of his ancestors and meet distant cousins in these foreign lands. He has been speaking on genealogy subjects for the past 15 years.