Part 1: Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
200 Years of Mennonite-Anabaptist Migration
This presentation will focus on the population movement of the Anabaptists from the late 18th, 19th, into the first half of the 20th centuries. The emphasis will be on the Mennonite communities in Prussia and Russia, plus those in Western Germany, France, and Switzerland.
Part 2: Saturday afternoon, April 15, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Effects of Shifting Boundaries (Switzerland, France, & Germany) on Lives, Migrations, and Cultures
This presentation will focus on the realignment of borders and populations across the regions of Alsace & Lorraine in today's northeastern France, Bern-Basel regions in today's Switzerland, and Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Wurttemberg in today's Germany. We will discuss the significant geo-political events and population migrations of the late 18th through the early 20th centuries.
There will be ample time both during and after these presentations for audience questions.
Mark has more than 20 years' experience researching genealogy. He has authored hundreds of genealogy articles and is a frequent speaker to genealogy organizations on the Front Range. He was the featured speaker at our COPALAM 2021 Fall Seminar. His areas of expertise include Prussian (Germany, Poland and Shoah/Holocaust) archives and repositories, plus historical knowledge of European Mennonite and Amish communities as well as French-speaking Quebec, Canada. His website is www.many-roads.com, which features research support pages, archives, maps, source documents, histories, guidance and photographs.