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Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
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Pommerntag 2017 WAS A SUCCESS!
We had a great celebration of everything Pomeranian.
Join us in 2018.
We received many replies in response to a blast e-mail request that asked,
"If you attended Pommerntag this year, where are you from?"
Here are the responses:
Local Area: Bayside, Brown Deer, Brookfield, Cedar Grove, Cedarburg, Colgate,
Cudahy, Elm Grove, Fox Point, Hartland, Kewauskum, Mequon, Milwaukee,
New Berlin, Slinger, Saukville, Sussex, West Bend, Wauwatosa
Greater Wisconsin: Appleton, Burlington, Fitchburg, Madison, Minocqua,
Plover, Seymour, Sheboygan, Waterford, Winneconne
Other States: Phoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado;
Waukegan, Wilmette and Freeport, Illinois;
Manly, Iowa; Lawrence, Kansas; Golden Valley, Minnesota;
Elkhorn, Nebraska; Houston, Texas
Germany: Oberstaufen and Munich
If you attended, but have not yet responded, please
email email@example.com with your hometown!
Help needed immediately!
PVF needs a store manager so that we can share Pomeranian products with others. Please email us that you are willing to take on this task for PVF!
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Pommerscher Verein Freistadt has recently joined
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP).
28-30 July 2017.
Registration Opened Feb. 1 for International German Genealogy ‘Connections’ Conference in July
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Registration opened Feb. 1 for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Regular registration begins April 1 at the standard rate of $299. Register by completing and mailing a print form or by completing the online form available at the Partnership website www.IGGPartner.org . Print forms can be downloaded from the website and are also available through local genealogy societies that are members of the Partnership. PVF has conference materials available at Lindenwood.
A 12-page registration booklet containing specifics on the conference, including daily schedules and presentations, is available on the website and in print from local societies.
Hotel rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minn., venue for the conference, sold out in December. Additional nearby hotels are offering special rates for conference attendees. Go to www.IGGPartner.org or www.GGSMN.org for hotel information and room reservations.
The conference features more than 70 presentations over three full days. An all-star lineup of speakers includes many well-known international figures, including Roger Minert, Ernest Thode, Dirk Weissleder of Germany, Baerbel Johnson, Fritz Juengling, Michael Lacopo, James Beidler, Paula Stuart-Warren, Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Jill Morelli, Stephen Morse, and others from Germany and Australia.
The conference —Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. — also offers a unique opportunity for German genealogists to make personal connections nationally and internationally. Daily “Connections” sessions and a slate of presentations on regional specialties are planned.
“This may be one of the largest German genealogy events ever held in the United States,” said officials of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, host of conference and a co-founder of the Partnership, which is organizing the conference.
The International German Genealogy Partnership is a young and rapidly growing international organization. Founded in 2015, it joins German genealogy societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the 65 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.
Tour of Pomerania
Tours of northern Germany and Poland, to what was once Pomerania,
were conducted in May 2015 and May 2017. Enjoy some photos of the trips.