Using German Newspapers When You Don’t Know Much German

Event Date

December 8, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Program (Online):

German-language newspapers are a valuable source of obituaries and other genealogical Information, and you do not have to be an expert in the German language to use them. This presentation will offer tips for locating and deciphering obituaries in German newspapers.


Scott Holl is the manager of History & Genealogy at the St. Louis County Library and a part-time Archivist at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a B.A. in German from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas; an M.A. in theology from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; and an M.L.I.S. from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois. His special interests are German genealogy, church history, and using church records in genealogical research.

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Willard Library

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