Join us for a safe, 100% virtual (yet interactive!) genealogy lecture on October 27. Board-certified genealogist Teresa Steinkamp McMillin specializes in German genealogy and Chicago/Midwest research. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event. This program is great for someone who is just curious about the history of German immigration OR for someone who is conducting their own family research and wants to learn the historical context.
Germans began immigrating to the United States in 1683, according to documented history. Teresa's talk for the DANK Haus will highlight significant aspects of the first four major waves of migration, through 1910. She will go into detail about the areas from which they came, as well as the different motivations that typified each wave. Teresa will discuss how laws changed over time and impacted various aspects of the immigration experience. To provide social context, this lecture will also touch on the more general immigrant experience, with immigration and emigration records that help tell the immigrant’s story.
The talk will be held on Zoom. The cost is $10, with the option to donate an additional $10. This donation will go directly toward the DANK Haus's history museum, gallery, genealogy center, and German-language library.
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email. You do not need to print anything, as the event is completely virtual. A day or two before the event, you will receive another email, which will include the private Zoom login.
If you would like to register a guest, you must include their name and email address so they receive the Zoom login.