German Genealogy Classes Forming now

St. Charles Schools Adult Education announces German Genealogy Classes start February 2!  For every “German” family historian who has encountered “Born in Germany” this class is for you! This  Monday class is given in both the daytime and evening classes for six weeks. Review techniques needed to successfully cross the Atlantic and find your family in Germany. How to read early documents, do basic translation, and understand the Parish registers and archives. History, Ship lists and Naturalization records will be examined. Both daytime and evening classes registering now for German Genealogy.

Die Zeitung

Die Zietung  –  Latest News from the Missouri Germans Consortium

In this issue:Zeitung

On Sunday, January 25th, the Missouri History Museum will host the German Heritage Cultural Fest and bring Germany to life in their Grand Hall. The events will include the Schuhlplatter Dance Group [11am and 12noon], German Clothing Through the Ages by the St. Charles County German Heritage Club at 1pm, the Liederkranz German Singing Society (oldest west of the Mississippi) will present a concert at 2pm, and The Indelible Influence of the Germans will be presented at 2:30 in the AT&T Hall. Also that day there will be Family Craft Activities (12:30-3:30) in the Schnucks Learning Center, and a book signing by Dorris Keeven-Franke from 2-4 pm at the Museum Gift Shop.  Information on German organizations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles County will also be available at the information table.

On Saturday, January 31, at 9am, Missouri Germans Consortium invites German Language instructors to a mini-workshop on Utopia. If you or someone you know is interested, please register in advance and materials will be available. To register please contact the Missouri History Museum Reservations Office at 314.367.9017 or email  Please mention any special accommodations and include your school & your grade level in any correspondence.Each participant should register individually.

On Wednesday, February 4, at 7 pm the St. Charles German Heritage Club will show the documentary Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America at the Stegton’s Regency Banquet Center. Documentary Trailer  The program is free and open to the public, everyone is invited. 

On Saturday, February 7  St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities,  invites everyone to help them celebrate their 55th Anniversary at the upcoming 28th Annual Masquerade Karneval Winter Ball, taking place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 12:00 midnight at The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel, located at 1335 South Lindbergh Blvd. For more information or to buy tickets online Visit their website  Or call 636.530.1010 or email;  Or you can purchase tickets by calling Roy Leimberg at 314-481-3184 or via e-mail


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BlogAnzeigerDo we Der? Yes we Der! Der Anzeiger at least. We regret our incorrect form, and can only blame our “Duden” dictionary which so misled us! We could Die, but have changed to Der instead, and hope that this will not keep you from enjoying our new e-journal!

Der Anzeiger! Opens here….

Our free Premier issue is filled with interesting stories about the Pelster Haus barn, Gottfried Duden, and the Giessen Emigration Society!

Future issues will have stories on Missouri’s German Home Deutschheim, a State Park devoted to Missouri’s German heritage;  articles about the followers of Martin Stephans, The Lutherans who settled Perry County; and How to reach across the pond when researching your German Ancestors.  Germans in the Civil War, Missouri Turnvereins, and the Western Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Music, photos, recipes will help you connect or re-connect with your German heritage.

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