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September 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Independence Civic Center

Presented by Nancy Ottman

CVGS will kick off the 2017-18 season with a special Saturday meeting featuring two presentations by Nancy Ottman of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America. “Finding your German Roots” includes such topics as gathering and recording family information, understanding naming patterns, primary and secondary documentation, and German church and civil records. “The 19th Century German Traveler” reviews causes for emigration, ports of embarkation, ports of arrival and a transcription of one German traveler’s diary from Germany to America.

Nancy is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Palatines to America, and the Kansas Genealogical Society. She has spoken to numerous genealogical and historical societies and fraternal organizations, as well as the Columbus Metropolitan Library. In 2014 she completed a study with the University of North Carolina on American gravestones and cemeteries. Nancy was recently published in Your Genealogy Today magazine.