Join the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society at their monthly meeting for tips and information on searching your family history. This month we'll be discussing ways to research Bavarian ancestors.
Your ancestor's country of origin on a ship's passenger list says "Bayern" or "Bavaria" and all the censuses list "Bavaria." How do you find the town of origin? How do you know what records to search? Bavaria is a big place with boundaries that shifted over the centuries. The problem with most webinars, presentations, and advice for searching in Germany is that the focus is seldom on Bavaria, which has its own unique research issues. Please join us as Penny Bonnar provides key pointers to help you find your way to and through the records. The presentation will include handouts.