Speaker-May 2021

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

May 15, 2021

“Researching in Rhineland Pfalz”

Presented by: Toni Perrone

Do you have German ancestors in your family tree? Join us as Toni Perrone discusses the history of the Rhineland Pfalz state of Germany, and the emigration and immigration of its people. Learn how the basics of German research can be applied to a particular area, the types of genealogical resources available, and where they are located on and off the web.

About the speaker: Toni Perrone has been speaking to genealogical societies nationally since 1981. She was a speaker at the International German Genealogy Conference in 2017 in Minneapolis. Her experience stems from researching her German and Italian ancestry, as well as 40 years of volunteering at the Immigrant Library in Burbank, California. She is the co-founder of the Immigrant Genealogical Society and of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society, where she is a past Vice President.

Presently she is the President of the Pommern Interest Group of the Immigrant Library. She is also a member of the San Diego Genealogical Council and a leadership member of the International German Genealogical Partnership. She has published articles in genealogical publications and has completed two books on her Claussen and Wiederrecht Families. Toni received an award as lecturer in both 1999 and 2000 at The Federation of Eastern European Family History Society International Conventions.

This month we will be offering our speaker’s presentation by webinar! More details and a link to register for the webinar will be emailed to all SOCCGS members.

Meeting Place: Online

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.