Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

Recorded Webcasts

The following sessions were recorded and may be viewed at your convenience.  This page will be periodically updated with more information as programs are completed.


German Christmas Markets, Nov. 14, 2020


We virtually visited German Christmas Markets—no airline ticket, no hotels to rent and no need to leave your comfy home. You can tour the markets by clicking here.


Research Book Recommendations, Feb. 13, 2021


We had a brief discussion of some books that can help us understand the lives and times of our Ostfriesen ancestors, prior to our annual meeting.  View the recorded session by clicking here.


Migration from Ostfriesland to The Netherlands, Feb. 20, 2021


A significant migration from Ostfriesland to the Netherlands, especially to the Province of Groningen, occurred before thousands of Ostfriesen emigrants left for the USA.


Teijo Doornkamp from Groningen, Netherlands presented this session.  Teijo has been an active genealogy researcher of records in both Ostfriesland and The Netherlands.  He is the web director and PR Director for NGV, the Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging (National Association for Family Research).  Teijo speaks fluent English. 


The session also included an overview of some Dutch research websites.


View the recorded session by clicking here.

Download a pdf copy of session by clicking here.