and the Genealogy/Western History Department
                                           of the Denver Public Library
                                    announce an additional free lecture
                                on Friday afternoon, October 20, 2017
                                                             as part of the
                                Joanne Classen Memorial Lecture Series

James M. Beidler, our featured speaker for the Saturday, October 21st seminar, will give a lecture entitled “Finding a Pennsylvania German Ancestor”, applying genealogical basics to the peculiarity of searching for the rich records relating to America’s first large ethnic minority population. 

Exact times and location in the Central Denver Public Library to be announced at a later date.

See you there!

James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online.  He also writes the weekly newspaper column “Roots and Branches”, an award-winning newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania.  He also teaches for the online Family Tree University and edits Der Kurier, the journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.  Mr. Beidler has been a columnist for German Life magazine for more than ten years.  He is a frequent contributor to other genealogical publications and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. He also sits on the State Historic Records Advisory Board in Pennsylvania, as well as the Selection Committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project.  He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and has a B.A. from Hofstra University.

Mr. Beidler’s topics for the October 21st seminar are

German Immigrant Waves:  Contrasts and Sources
Zeitung Sightings: German-Language Newspapers from Around the Globe
Your Immigrants’ Germany:  Microstates and Microbreweries
Online German Church Registers, Duplicates and Substitutes

Note:  There are no fees for this seminar, but one must register in advance.