German Genealogy Group to meet this Thursday

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, May 4, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville.

This month’s meeting will be “Kleindeutschland: Little Germany in New York” presented by Dr. Richard Haberstroh, AG. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This talk will describe the history and institutions of the first major German enclave in New York City, which developed in the half century covering roughly 1830-1880 and beyond. Details regarding the nature of the German-American population and its growth will be discussed, as will be the establishment of German churches in the area, whose records can be so important to family research.

Richard Haberstroh, an Accredited German Genealogist, has been doing family history research in the U.S. and Germany since 1984, and is a frequent lecturer on topics in German and New York genealogy. Richard has published his family’s German-American genealogy in the New York G & B Record, contributed a chapter on the history of Lutheranism in New York State to the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, and is the author of the book, “The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: a Research Guide.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and orientation begins at 7 p.m. For more information, go to the club website at:

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