Roots & Branches is an award-winning, weekly newspaper column begun in 1998 that currently is published in the Altoona Mirror. It’s the only syndicated column on genealogy in Pennsylvania!

Posted September 18, 2017 by  |  No Comments

Coming up on Oct 14, your “Roots & Branches” columnist will share the speaking stage with Sharon Cook MacInnes of Ancestor Tracks at the fall conference of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society at Wyndham Garden Hotel in York.

MacInnes will present “Keystone Records in the Keystone State” and “Migration Patterns of Germans in America.” She’s a retired educator, a land records expert and National Genealogical Society board member in addition to having the Certified Genealogist credential.

I will lecture on “Pioneers & Colonists: Historical Background of Germans in Eastern Europe” and “Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey”

On Oct. 13, Kenneth Heger will present a workshop on using the assets of the society’s website to research Alsace-Lorraine, the Bavarian Palatinate and Hesse-Darmstadt (NOTE: This workshop has been sold out as of this posting).

For further information and registration flier, see the society website at the URL,

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