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Dr. Richard Haberstroh, author of German Churches in Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide, joins Jane to talk about Germans in the New York City metro area. Find out the history of Germans in NYC, why they came, where they settled, and what churches they organized. Richard will talk about his book and give some tips on researching our German ancestors in the NYC. Dr. Richard Haberstroh is a native of New York City, whose six German ancestral lines arrived between 1835 and 1852. He has been involved in German research since 1984, when he made his first of many trips to Germany. Order the book: http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/products/gcmny-mbr Find Richard: http://www.icapgen.org/find-an-ag-professional/richard-haberstroh/
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