Anna’s Origins – Following the Stories to Find an Immigrant’s Birthplace and Family


Anna’s Origins – Following the Stories to Find an Immigrant’s Birthplace and Family

Learn how to use family stories and research methods to break through an immigrant's brick wall.

What You Will Learn

Anna Elisabeth Mohrmann immigrated from Germany to Ohio in 1864 and quickly married. But her husband was not the man she had intended to marry. For years her origins in Germany and her parentage were a mystery. Learn how one record broke through her brick wall pointing to where she was born. Careful analysis then led to learning the names of her parents and grandparents.


Pamela Guye Holland lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and has been researching family roots found in Ireland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Germany for over twenty years. Pam works for Research Services at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and as the US-based genealogist in the Green Room at Her research specialties are Irish and Genetic Genealogy. Her website is

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Anna's Origins - Following the Stories to Find an Immigrant's Birthplace and Family

13 May, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour


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