German Study Group: “Researching German Church Records”

Members and visitors are welcome to join this group! To register for this meeting or if you have questions, please send an email to Del at

Our January 8, 2022 GSG Meeting will again be a Hybrid meeting, both in-person and via Zoom.

The meeting will be held at 10:30 AM at 55Resort, 500 Apex Dr., Windsor and will also be presented via Zoom.  If you are not registered with the German Study Group and wish to attend via Zoom, please forward your request to Del Ritchhart at

Our topic will be “Researching German Church Records


Dr. Michael Lacopo.  Dr. Lacapo is a life-long resident of northern Indiana.  He began his genealogical research in 1980.  His first published work appeared in 1985 with several books, journal articles and published contributions following.  He appeared in USA Today in 2000 and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  Dr. Lacopo has a varied and interesting ancestry and is a self-described “all-American mutt.”  Dr. Lacopo has research experience in numerous fields with particular strengths in research involving Mennonite families, Pennsylvania Germans and Midwest Middle Atlantic research (IN, OH, IL, MI and PA), and genetic genealogy.  He is proficient in reading German script and has a particular interest in immigrant ancestry.

Leader: Del Ritchhart <german@lcgsco.orgFor more up to date information, contact Del

Meetings:  The study group meets on the 1st Saturday at 10:30 AM via Zoom only.

Contact Group Leader on how to join.