September Program

September 16, 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Nancy Tengler
Get the Most Out of Parish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records with Special Tips for Foreign Language Records – HYBRID MEETING

Zoom or In Person at:
Lone Tree Library
10055 Library Way
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Register only for Zoom below


9:30-10:00 AM – Sharing and socializing – open mic 

10:00 AM-Welcome and brief announcements followed by the speaker

Program Description

When researching your family history, it’s a real accomplishment when you finally identify your ancestor’s homeland. If you discover that there are local church records available possibly documenting your ancestor’s baptism and marriage, you’ll feel like you won the genealogy lottery. But then reality sets in. The handwritten records are hard to read and the ink has faded. There are gaps in the records. The person recording the events failed to include any helpful information. Worse yet, the records are in a foreign language and you don’t speak a word.  Don’t despair! CGS Member and Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society Board Member Nancy Tengler has overcome many of these stumbling blocks to successfully add nine generations to her paternal tree in Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. In her presentation titled “Get the Most out of Parish Birth, Marriage and Death Records with Special Tips for Foreign Language Records”, Nancy shares over 40 tips, research techniques and resources that you can apply to increase your odds of success in your own research into church records.

Speaker Bio

Nancy Tengler is a retired aerospace engineer and an avid amateur genealogist for the last 25 years. Her passion for family history research is partly due to the fact that her four grandparents, all immigrants to the U.S, passed away before she was born. Despite not growing up with their memories, records or stories, Nancy has been able to assemble a rich understanding of her family’s past in Canada and Europe. Nancy currently serves on the Board of the HRGS as Membership Officer and is facilitator of the DNA Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society.