Meeting Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Finding Grandmother’s European Ancestors – Germany and others

Presented by Steve Szabados

Finding European ancestors is a challenge but this program covers a method that tries to simplify this daunting search. The program will focus on German resources but will also include other countries where the author has done extensive research for records in Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic.The program covers tips to find where your ancestors left, where to find the European records and gives tips on translating most records. He has also been successfully researching for Jewish, Scandinavian, Irish, Scottish and English records.

Steve Szabados is a genealogy lecturer and author. He has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. His goal is to share his passion for Family History and has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Illinois and has a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He is a member for the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists, Illinois State Genealogical Society, and member of for the Polish Genealogical Society of America. He is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. Steve is the author of eleven books on genealogy and is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.