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Presentation: Emigration in the 19th Century

05/15/2019, 7:00 pm: Waldenberger Hof, Lappengasse 5, 99837 Berka/Werra


International German Genealogy Conference: Emigration History from the German Perspective

06/17/2019, 9:30 am: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA

USA Lecture Tour 2018: Emigration from the German Perspective (10/18/2018 - 10/31/2018)

Places of the Tour: Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin

10/18/2018, 6:30 pm: The History Center of Washington County,

Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S. 5th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095

10/19/2018: 1:00 pm: Waukesha County Genealogical Society,

Southminster Presberian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard St. Waukesha, WI 53187

10/22/2018: 3:00 pm: Ela Area Public Library,

275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

10/23/2018, 6:30 pm: Beloit Public Library + German Interest Group Janesville,

605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, WI 53511

10/24/2018, 5:00 pm: German American Heritage Center,

712 West Second St., Davenport, IA 52802

10/27/2018, 1:00 pm: Belleville Public Library,

121 E. Washington, Belleville, IL 62220

10/28/2018, 1:00 pm: Washington Historical Society,

113 E. Fourth Street, Washington, MO 63090

10/29/2018, 6:30 pm: Morrison-Talbott Library,

215 Park, Waterloo, IL 62298

Presentation: Emigration in the 19th Century

04/20/2018, 6:00 pm:Restaurant "Weinstube", Cultural Center of Unterbreizbach

Lecture Talk "Goodbye Forever - Life Beyond Germany"

04/11/2018, 2:00 pm: Restaurant "Waldkaffee Tiefenort"


Presentation: Emigration in the 19th Century

02/01/2018,  2:00 pm: Elisabeth Gymnasium Eisenach

12/14/2017, 10:00 am: Dr. Sulzberger Gymnasium Bad Salzungen


eA GE 18, Dr. Sulzberger Gymnasium Bad Salzungen

12/14/2018- The students of the 12th and 11th grade (intensive and basic courses) attended in a project about the 19th century emigration from our region. Astrid Adler from Tiefenort shared her long-time research with the students. For the 12th grade, it was a bilingual excursion into the history of emigration to America from our region. It was exciting to find out what motivations people had for leaving their home forever. Actually, Ms. Adler has traced the fate and paths of almost 500 emigrants, especially from Tiefenort and the surrounding area. She searched and found the descendants in America. Above all, the students were also interested in the path on Werra River by rafts or foot with a trailer to Bremerhaven, on a ship that was to bring these people into a new life. In preparation of the performance, students gave their names and places of residence, so that Ms. Adler could look for any relatives. She had found some connections and communicated them to the students in the project. Thank you and see you soon.

11/19/2017, 2:30 pm: Restaurant Sängerklause, 36456 Barchfeld, Heimatgeschichte Barchfeld e.V.

Book Tour 2017 in the United States: Emigration from the German Perspective

"Our Ancestors Were German" and "Goodbye Forever - Life Beyond Germany"

Event Calendar:

05/20/2017, 11:00 am: German American Heritage Foundation of the USA, Washington D.C.


Megan Beth Lott, Vice President for Development German-American Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C.:

"Astrid Adler's Book Talk was so informative and entertaining. Her knowledge of Emigration History from the German perspective is thorough, very well researched and so interesting. Her passion for the subject comes through in her lively presentation,  which was chocked full of fascinating facts, photos and inspiring true stories. I learned so much and I'm loving her well-written books too. Astrid has my highest recommendation and respect ... she made the people, history and heritage of Tiefenort come alive and made me want to explore it for myself.  Kudos to her for such a delightful presentation at the German-American Heritage Museum!"

05/18/2017, 6:30 pm: Public Library Whittier, CA

05/16/2017, 7:00 pm: Immigrant Genealogical Society and Library, Burbank , CA

05/13/2017, 1:00 pm: Immigrant Genealogical Society and Library, Burbank, CA

01/14/2017, 3:00 pm: Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, Market St. Port Hueneme, CA 93041


"Our Ancestors Were German - The German Perspective of Emigration"

Ventura County Genealogical Society presents:

04/30/2016, 1:30 pm: Ventura Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA

"Forgotten People: German Emigration in the 19th Century"

Astrid Adler - German Author and Lecturer

Flyer about the Event:


05/06/2016: Lyn Gesch, Ventura County Genealogical Society, Ventura, California

It was very helpful for us to hear a German perspective on emigration research and to learn what it was like for our ancestors to leave their homeland.

For many of us, we hadn't known about how they said their goodbyes, how they traveled to the port cities, and what they had to purchase before their journey to America.  I was also interested to learn about what kinds of information can be found in local newspapers in Germany. I am sure all of us who heard your talk will be thinking differently about the kinds of resources we can look for in researching our families, and perhaps we will also be a little bit braver about contacting and working with German researchers.

Ich hoffe, bei Ihrem nächsten Aufenthalt in Kalifornien von Ihnen zu hören. Und viel Glück mit der Fertigstellung  Ihres Buches.

05/13/2016: Gordon Seyffert, Immigrant Genealogical Society, Headquarters and Library, Burbank, California

The lecture “Forgotten People: German Emigration in the 19th Century” was well worth my time, even considering the long drive. It is relatively rare that American genealogists are privileged to hear from their German counterparts, and this was an occasion that was not to be missed.  

Ms. Adler speaks from long experience in researching the emigration from Sachsen-Weimar Eisenach, a Grand Duchy from 1815 until 1871 when it joined the German Empire. During this period many Germans from this independent state left for America and other destinations.  Her careful research into the stories of these emigrants provides a tantalizing glimpse into the reasons behind these many individual or familial decisions to leave.  

I found myself entirely captivated by the idea that one of her families of interest, Niebergall, might actually be relatives of an ancestor of mine who arrived here much earlier, in 1772.

And this is the value of her lecture:  It rekindles one’s interest in the topic of emigration/immigration, a subject about which one can never have enough information.

News about: Emigration from Eisenach to Geisaer Amt, Grand Duchy SWE

02/12/2016, 7 pm: Krayenburg Castle, Tiefenort

Speaker: Astrid Adler

Speaking about:Information about emigration and the 19th century

News about emigration from Eisenach County (III) und Dermbach County (IV)

Courses "International Genealogy", Community College Wartburg District, Teacher: Astrid Adler

10/23/2018: Bad Salzungen

11/13/2014: Marksuhl

12/04/2014: Dermbach

02/12/2015: Vacha

02/26/2015: Stadtlengsfeld

03/19/2015: Geisa

04/10/2015: Bad Salzungen

The events take place each in the time from 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm.

Registration under: Community College Bad Salzungen. Tel 03695-55370 or online.

During the event, students will gain an insight into the time of emigration in the 19th Century. Examples are used to show how one can still trace the emigrants today.

Astrid Adler reads in her book "Forgotten People - Emigration in the 19th Century".

01/31/2014, 7:00 pm: Museum in 98597 Breitungen, Förderverein Breitungen Basilika und Schloss e.V.

11/22/2013, 7:30 pm: Old Town Court in 36132 Eitefeld, Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Eiterfeld e.V.

11/08/2013, 7:00 pm: Public Library Treffurt in 99830 Treffurt

10/27/2013, 2:00 pm: Museum Dermbach in 36466 Dermbach, Freundeskreis Museum und Bibliothek Dermbach

                                e.V., Event: "Germany is reading"

10/23/2013, 7:30 pm: Castle Marksuhl in 99819 Marksuhl, Gemeindebibliothek, Event: "Germany is reading"

10/11/2013, 7:00 pm: Castle Wendelstein in 36404 Vacha, Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Vacha e.V.