Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Evening Meeting 2010


Ursula C. Krause, a Berlin resident, will present “Immigration from Germany” at the September 16, 2010, 7:00 PM meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society at the Gail Borden Library, Elgin, Illinois.

Have you wondered why your German ancestors left their homes and families for America? Find reasons why they left and the life left behind by following the Stange family who came to Illinois in 1855, from Brandenburg, Prussia.  Learn how to locate  records,  look  for clues through interpretation of the documents and find ways to overcome difficulties in German research.
Ursula Krause , a Berlin, Germany resident,  is a professional genealogist and fictional story writer with many years of experience.  Areas of specialization include German immigration to North America,  providing  family research in Germany and  writing immigrant  biographies for Americans with German  ancestry.  She is a member of  the Genealogical Societies of Mecklenburg and Pomerania and a lecturer of  “Immigrant Letters” at the John-F-Kennedy-Institute, Free University Berlin.  Ursula is fluent in German, English and Swedish.  For more information, please visit her website,

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