Seattle Genealogical Society
SGS 2020 Spring VIRTUAL Seminar with Dr. Fritz Juengling
"Old European Records Research" presented on-line via Zoom.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • “Names - Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics" - Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.  We also take a 'world tour' to learn how constructed in different cultures.
  • "Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research" - Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research, especially records and jurisdictions, looking at examples where appropriate.
  • "The Genealogical Value of Guild Records" - The history, structure, and purpose of guilds. Then, we look at some of the many record types that guilds created and how they can be of use to the researcher, especially when church records are missing and how these records can fill those gaps.

SGS Members $30.00, Non-Members $40.00
Registration opens April 20, 2020
Registration Link:   Register for Online Seminar
Zoom space is limited to the first 97 registrants.
Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and Syllabus by email on May 15th.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Juengling received his Bachelor’s Degrees in German Studies and Secondary Education at Western Oregon University, his Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Germanic Philology with  Minors in both English and Linguistics at the University of Minnesota. Germanic Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. For his graduate degrees, Dr. Juengling was required to demonstrate competence in English, German, Medieval Latin, Dutch and Norwegian. He is an Accredited Genealogist® for Germany,
the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Sweden through the International  Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, and certified by the Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen. Dr. Juengling is a German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.