Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

Coming Events and Recordings

The following events are planned and this page will be periodically updated with more information as the programs are finalized.  Sessions are planned to be about one hour, followed by time for questions and answers or further discussions.


Sign up for the classes you wish to attend!  These are free sessions for members!

Please visit our Webcasts page for recordings of prior sessions.

Thursday, September 9; 7:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time

Researching Using Original German Church Records

Most researchers get excited when they find their ancestors in an OSB, but is the data in the OSB correct?  An OSB is a secondary source, the original source is the actual church or other record.   How do you read these books—let us help!

Presenters: Jill Morelli, C.G., Former OGSA Board member, and Lin Strong, OGSA President and Journal Editor.

Register for this Zoom session here.

Saturday, October 2; 10:00 A.M. Central Time

The Aden Family Left For America!

The Aden family first went to the Golden area in West Central Illinois and some later went to Nebraska settling in the Beatrice and Gothenburg areas.  Twenty of 27 grandchildren of my Aden g.g.g. grandparents emigrated to the U.S.

Presenter: Marten Hagen, Leer, Germany

Register for this Zoom session here.


Thursday, November 4, 7:00 P.M. Central Time

More information coming soon!

Getting ready to attend on-line sessions:

 1) Visit Zoom.us and download the Zoom browser plug-in - it is free.


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Answer the questions!  When you get an account—you MUST keep track of your password!  

 2) You MUST register in advance since capacity is limited.   Please be sure to attend if you register since someone else may have wanted your slot.

3) Make sure you add the date and time to your calendar!  Zoom does not send reminders for sessions held in meeting formats.  Not all sessions will have recordings available after the session. 

4) Please cancel your registration if you will not be able to attend.  We try to license enough Zoom users to cover our expected audience for each session but popular topics might reach our registration limit.  


OGSA Conferences

We will be holding on-line meetings and educational programs until it is safe to hold our next onsite conference.  Additional details about future events will be provided on this page, in our quarterly journals, and periodic e-mails.

The health and well-being of our members is our first priority as we schedule future events. We will monitor conditions and look for new ways to help support your research.  Please contact us at Memberships@ogsa.us if you have recommendations.