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Genealogy Interest Group

Emigration from Europe: Ports of Departure

2022-08-22 19:00:00 2022-08-22 20:00:00 America/Chicago Genealogy Interest Group Join presenter Jaymie Middendorf as she presents "Emigration from Europe: Ports of Departure". Geneva Public Library District

Monday, August 22
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-22 19:00:00 2022-08-22 20:00:00 America/Chicago Genealogy Interest Group Join presenter Jaymie Middendorf as she presents "Emigration from Europe: Ports of Departure". Geneva Public Library District

Join presenter Jaymie Middendorf as she presents "Emigration from Europe: Ports of Departure".

As part of their journey from their homelands in Europe to the United States, our immigrant ancestors traveled through ports. We’ll discuss popular ports for departure in Europe and how to access available records. This lecture primarily focuses on records from 1850 to the 1930s. Ports being covered are Bremen, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany; and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

TAGS: | Genealogy |

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Fri, Aug 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Fri, Aug 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
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Sun, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kitchen,Meeting Room
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Mon, Aug 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Mon, Aug 29, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tue, Aug 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Discovery Spot
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Tue, Aug 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Aug 31, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Wed, Aug 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Thu, Sep 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Fri, Sep 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Discovery Spot
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Tue, Sep 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
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Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Tue, Sep 06, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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Tue, Sep 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Sep 07, All day
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