German genealogy explored at Skidompha

Posted:  Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:30am

The Skidompha Library Genealogy Group next public program, “German Genealogy,” will be presented by genealogist and translator, Katherine Schober, on Friday, Aug. 25, 10-11 a.m. in the  Porter Meeting Hall. A $5 donation is suggested to support ongoing genealogy programming.

Schober’s passion for her topic is evident in her words, “Discovering your Germanic ancestors is an exciting journey. Learning who these ancestors were, where they lived and how they went about their daily lives opens up doors to the mysteries of the past, allowing you to learn more about your family and yourself.” She has planned an engaging and well-informed presentation about German genealogy with practical information for helping you piece together your family history, allowing you to get to know your ancestors and their stories.

Boston-based Katherine Schober is an experienced German genealogy translator with a master’s degree in German language and literature, as well as several years spent in German-speaking Austria through the Fulbright program. She has a strong passion for the German language, history, and culture in addition to years of working with documents from the 1600s to the present.

Ms. Schober will welcome questions at her presentation; those planning to attend also have the opportunity to send questions for Katherine beforehand and she will answer as many as possible at the end of her talk. Questions for Katherine and general questions about the genealogy group at Skidompha Library can be sent to You may also visit the library’s website at and click on the “Genealogy” tab for information on the collection and upcoming programs.  

Please allow time for parking. For more information call 207-563-5513. The library is located at 184 Main Street in Damariscotta.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
184 Main Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543