Class Description, Cynthia S. Jacobson and Owen McCafferty
International Association of Germans from Lithuania: Deutsche aus Litauen
This presentation will include information about the newly-formed International Association of Germans from Lithuania (IAGL) This German minority, the Deutsche aus Litauen, lived in southwestern Lithuania for almost 150 years, from the late 18th century to 1944. A brief history will be followed by an explanation of the importance of the Civil Registration records. Demonstrations include how to find your family on the website www.germansfromlithuania.org, use the index, locate an inventory of the records, introduce non-church records, review a translation guide, and provide a free issue of Die Weite, the semi-annual journal.