Saturday January 27, 2024
at 1:00 pm CST
Join us for a virtual tour of the genealogical resources at the Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado.
The Denver Public Library offers one of the nation's premier genealogy collections and is a top organization for genealogical research. Meet Jaymie Middendorf, DPL’s Genealogy Librarian, as she takes you on a virtual tour of the library’s vast and unique collections. We’ll discuss how to find materials to help your family history research, the extensive genealogy services that DPL provides, and how to use this nationally renowned library.
Jaymie Middendorf is a genealogist and the Librarian of Genealogy and Special Collections at the Denver Public Library. She holds a certificate of Genealogical Research from Boston University, owns Good Omen Genealogy, and in January 2024 begins her term as the Vice President of the National Danish-American Genealogical Society.
Monday February 26, 2024
at 6:30 pm CST
No doubt most people researching their family history have dabbled in using the FamilySearch website. With millions of documents, videos, and research tips, it's an invaluable resource. But there is SO much more to the website than you may even imagine, and many documents aren't easily accessed with a quick name search.
In fact, only 30% of the records at Family Search are indexed. You are missing 70% if you do not know how to find them. This session will demonstrate how to improve your searching methods and strategies to take full advantage of the resources at FamilySearch.
Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker, and consultant. President of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist, and the Germanic Genealogy Journal. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical and Heraldic studies and has completed several professional genealogy courses.
Monday March 25, 2024
at 6:30 pm CST
The Danish National Archives has preserved and digitized an enormous amount of birth, marriage, death, census, military records and more. They are an incredible primary source in Danish genealogical research, but of course researching in another language can pose challenges, as does finding the records themselves.
Professional genealogist Bob Johnson will guide us though this process and give you a great education to begin researching Danish records. This class is primarily a beginner level class, but researchers of all levels will find it valuable.
Monday April 22, 2024
at 6:00 pm
Hybrid event--on site and virtual!
Join us either online or in person! We will be discussing Danish food and and our favorite Danish cookbooks. For those in the Minneapolis area, please join us at the Danish American Center and bring a dish to pass, and any favorite Danish cookbooks or recipes. For those at home, feel free to prepare a favorite Danish food or have a recipe or cookbook and share live via Zoom (or course you can just watch along too). If it's a recipe from one of your Danish ancestors, sharing a photo of them is fun too. It's always a great time!
Location: Danish American Center
3030 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
via Zoom link coming soon
These events may or may not have fees charged for attendance, pre-registration requirements, or other conditions, as determined by the primary hosting organization.
We know that people's schedules are busy, or you may live too far away to attend. that's why all NDAGS members get electronic copies of all lecture notes.
NDAGS members will receive an assortment previous lecture notes and newsletters upon joining, but NDAGS members can also request other previous lectures (as permitted by speakers) and newsletters as well!
NOV 2023: The Scandinavian-American Line
OCT 2023: Illustrating Your Family History
SEPT 2023: Member Share
JULY 2023: Danish Sisterhood Records
JUNE 2023: Fraktur und Fremdwörter" Hacks for Reading Foreign Books & Newspapers
MAY 2023: Is Your Family Tree Protected? The Value of a Personal Genealogical Database and How to Choose
APRIL 2023: Making Traditional Danish Sandwiches
MARCH 2023: Introduction to Danish Genealogy
FEB 2023: Who Needed It Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census
JAN 2023: Virtual Field Trip to The Danish American Archive and Library
NOV 2022: Danish Christmas Traditions
OCT 2022: One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
SEPT 2022: MEMBER SHARE
JULY 2022: THE RESIDENTS OF MERCHANTS' HAVEN: COPENHAGEN RESEARCH
JUNE 2022: KEEPING ORGANIZED IN A DIGITAL WORLD
MAY 2022: CONFIRMATION: COMING OF AGE IN DENMARK AND THE U.S.
APRIL 2022: DANISH COOKING AEBLESKIVER AND MEDISTERPOLSE
MARCH 2022: DENMARK'S 19TH CENTURY CONCERN FOR AND CARE OF THE POOR AND NEEDY
FEB 2022: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDS
JAN 2022: FINDING LIVING RELATIVES IN DENMARK
NOV 2021: DANISH CHURCH BOOK RESEARCH
OCT 2021: LOOKING FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY TREE
SEPT 2021: ASK AN EXPERT/MEMBER SHARE
JULY 2021 : HONORING THE STORIES BEHIND THE STUFF:
JUNE 2021: VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MUSEUM OF DANISH AMERICA
MAY 2021: DANISH PROBATE RECORDS:
APRIL 2021: VIRTUAL POTLUCK
MARCH 2021: RUNESTONES AND RUNIC INSCRIPTIONS
FEB 2021: SLESVIG-HOLSTEN
DEC 2020: USING DANISH FAMILY SEARCH
FEB 2020: NATURALIZATION: THE PROCESS, THE LAW, AND THE RECORDS
JAN 2020: TOUR OF LDS FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY, GOLDEN VALLEY MN
OCT 2019: DANISH MILITARY RECORDS
JULY 2019: LYFMAP
JUNE 2019: USING FAMILY SEARCH
MAY 2019: TAKING A TRIP TO DENMARK
APRIL 2019: POTLUCK AND ANCESTORS MAP
MARCH 2019: USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR GENEALOGY
FEB 2019: THE PLAGUE AND OTHER PESTILENCE IN HISTORICAL DENMARK
JAN 2019: TOUR OF ST. PAUL LIBRARY
NOV 2018: MOVIE: "FINDING HYGGE"
OCT 2018: SLESVIG-HOLSTEN
AUGUST 2018: CEMETERIES, DEATH RECORDS AND OBITUARIES
JULY 2018: USING FAMILY TREE MAKER SOFTWARE
MAY 2018: "COUSINS BY THE DOZENS" USING DNA IN YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
APRIL 2018: POTLUCK AND COOKBOOKS
MARCH 2018: WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH OLD FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
FEB 2018: INTRODUCTION TO DANISH GENEALOGY
JAN 2018: TOUR OF MINNESOTA GENEALOGY CENTER
Danish Vocabulary for Genealogists, Traditional Danish clothing, 17th Century Danish history, 18th century Danish history, 19th century Danish history, planning a trip to Denmark, Danish Superstitions, U.S. Railroads, Using Newspapers in your Research, and much more!