Welcome to the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner German Genealogy Group!
The purpose of this group is to assist Liederkranz members and non-members in gathering information about their German ancestry through meetings, guest speakers, library research field trips, sharing resources and assistance from others in the group.
When: The group meets from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., usually on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Where: at the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner (1400 E Fifth St, Dayton OH 45402) across from Stivers High School for the Arts.
Cost: GGG Dues are $10 per calendar year for DLT Members; $15 for non-members.
Membership Required? No
Contact Info: GermanGenealogyGroup@DaytonGermanClub.org
A German Genealogy Library is maintained in the Augsburg Stube, located off the Rathskeller of the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner. Members are welcome to use and check out books for personal use. Instructions for Library loan are on the table next to the books. It can be open by appointment. Contact GermanGenealogyGroup@D
The Library in the Augsburg Stube also contains novels in German and information books on Germany, as well as children’s books in German especially suited for the tiny ones, and for Opas, and Omas, who want to give their grand kids an opportunity to experience German.
Please click on this link to access the list of books available for loan.
Website Links – Revised 3/14/2022
The following is a list of websites that might help you in your Genealogy Research:
►Family Search – Where Generations Meet https://www.familysearch.
Ship passenger records from Castle Garden, which was the entry point to the US in New York City before Ellis Island.
This site has a selection of links dealing with the history of Ellis Island and the people who entered the US through its gates. The links to pictures of immigrants are particularly interesting.
This website does not appear to provide any capability to do actual online searches, however it has a nice discussion about surname search strategies that’s worth a read. See link “Notes on surname search strategies”. The info about using the online German telephone book was written in 1998, and may not all be accurate at present.