Ruth Ellen   Maness, AG

35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, Former Senior Research Consultant at the Family History Library. Co-compiler, Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice; lecturer for NGS, FGS, BYU, UGA, ICAPGen conferences; Former instructor at the Salt Lake Institute; Germany, Poland, England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western U.S. research trips; contributor to Everton's Genealogical Helper.


May 17, 2014
11:30 am : Find Your German Ancestors Now!: Strategies For Solving German Research Problems

(Experienced) Case studies demonstrate research principles and creative use of various resources, including the Internet. Learn how to find the places of origin, identify localities, and deal with possible name changes. Login First

1:30 pm : Helpful German Research Websites

(All Levels) Learn about twenty Web sites that provide information and resources for German research. Besides guiding you to excellent sites which may link to other sources, the class demonstrates that the Internet can be helpful in every phase of German genealogical research. Login First

3:00 pm : Searching Scandinavian Church Records and Interpreting Feast Days: Analysis and Evidence

(All Levels) The Lutheran Church was the official vital record keeping body of all Scandinavian countries from when the records begin until well into the 1900s. This class will focus on teaching you how to interpret the structure and use of all pieces of information found in each life event entry and interpret the dating system used = success in putting together your Scandinavian family tree! Login First