The PRG meets the first Saturday of each month at
1185 Concord Street North, South Saint Paul, MN 55075
from 1:30 to 4:00pm
The Purpose of the PRG is to:
* stimulate interest in the genealogy and history of Pommern
* collect, preserve and publish genealogical and historical information
* collect materials about Pommern
* provide a forum to share research methods and information
* to further the research of our Pommern ancestors
PROPOSED MEETINGS IN 2014 (all meetings are at the Minnesota Genealogical Society in South Saint Paul, unless stated otherwise).
Social time 1 pm. Meeting at 1:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome.
Jan 4 - Jim Neuenfeldt will talk about how taking that extra step helped him being found and finding relatives in his 2013 adventure into family history. Sharing a little bit of Pommern/Neuenfeldt History.
Feb 1 - Heart of Pommern Meeting with Pommern Trivia and prizes and Paul will show several photos of every Kreis.
March 1 - Oberammergau - History of the Passion Play - by Margie Deutsch
April 5 - Translation Meeting and DVD "The Teacher who defied Hitler."
May 3 - Author Erika C. Stevenson was just six years old when, after World War II, soldiers expelled more than three million Sudeten Germans from their ancestral homes in the Sudetenlands of Czechoslovakia. In Fighting for Road Apples, she tells the story of how she was indelibly marked for life as a refugee. In this memoir, she discusses her experiences in bomb shelters; with ethnic cleansing; of enduring a cruel separation from her mother; and of being contained in a stinking boxcar for livestock, condemned for expulsion from her homeland in Bohemia. Intertwined with her family's heritage-marked by misfortunes and struggles of survival-she narrates the stories of the turbulent, blighted- by- poverty postwar years in Germany. Stevenson describes blithe anecdotes of teen adventures and of falling in love with a foreign student who harbored a few secrets. She also recounts her father's compelling escape from a British POW camp after D-Day and his later incarceration in a notorious Czech concentration camp. A story of challenges and triumphs, Fighting for Road Apples narrates the true story of what ordinary people endured during an extraordinary time. Her book will be for sale at our meeting.
June 7 -
July 2 - WWII Prisoners of War in Minnesota by Ellen Puff.
August 2 -
Sept 6 -
Oct 4 - Bob Bublitz will talk about life in Regenwalde and Schivelbein.
Nov 1 - Joint meeting with the Polish genealogy group.
Dec 6 - Christmas Program
MGS Library 1185 Concord Street N. Room 218, South St. Paul 55075
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