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James Beidler

German genealogy
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United States

James M. Beidler is interim executive director for Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He’s authored four commercially published books—including three on German genealogy— writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column/blog, is a German Life magazine columnist, and editor emeritus of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER

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James

James M. Beidler, known internationally as one of the top people in the field of German genealogy, is interim executive director for Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, and a former reports editor for the globe-spanning research-for-hire firm Legacy Tree Genealogists.

He has authored four commercially published books, including three on German family history (The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, Trace Your German Roots Online, and The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany) as well as The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide, all of which can be ordered through his website, www.jamesmbeidler.com.

Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), is a German Life magazine columnist, and editor emeritus of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.

He lectures extensivelyboth in person and virtually to groups throughout the world.

Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in political science in 1982.

PRESENTATIONS

Talks by

James

Day 1 | Tuesday
4:00 pm
Mining the Uber-sites for German ancestors
Livestreamed
Phoenix Theatre
60
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
James Beidler
4:00 pm
Mining the Uber-sites for German ancestors
Workshop
4:00 pm
James Beidler
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
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Phoenix Theatre
Day 2 | Wednesday
1:30 pm
Case study
Livestreamed
Revisiting sources to blast a brick wall!
Sovereign Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
James Beidler
1:30 pm
Case study
Workshop
Revisiting sources to blast a brick wall!
1:30 pm
James Beidler
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Sovereign Theatre
Day 3 | Thursday
2:30 pm
German research online
Livestreamed
Lyceum Theatre
60
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
James Beidler
2:30 pm
German research online
Workshop
2:30 pm
James Beidler
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
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Lyceum Theatre
Day 4 | Friday
11:30 am
Online German church registers, duplicates and substitutes
Livestreamed
Phoenix Theatre
60
min
LEARN MORE
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
James Beidler
11:30 am
Online German church registers, duplicates and substitutes
Workshop
11:30 am
James Beidler
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
LEARN MORE
Phoenix Theatre
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