Sunday, April 21, 2019

Toni Perrone is Program Speaker at Chula Vista Genealogical Society on Wednesday, 24 April

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 12 noon

Toni Perrone on “Prussia and Its Changing Borders”

at Chula Vista [Calif.] Civic Center Branch Library 
(365 F Street) in the Auditorium

Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region called Prussia. It became the most powerful Kingdom in Germany, as two thirds of German land was controlled by it, and Prussia contained three fourths of the German Population. Prussia included: Half of modern Poland; West Prussia; East Prussia; Brandenburg (including Berlin) ;Saxony; Pomerania; the Rhineland; Westphalia; Non-Austrian Silesia; Lusatia; Schleswig-Holstein ;Hanover and Hesse-Nassau.  In this presentation, Toni will describe the many changes of border and jurisdictions over four centuries.

Toni's experience stems from researching her German and Italian ancestry, as well as 39 years of volunteering at the Immigrant Library in Burbank, California.  She is the co-founder of the Immigrant Genealogical Society and of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society. Presently she is the President of the Pommern Interest Group of the Immigrant Library.   She served as Vice President and Program chairperson of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society for two years and was an advisor to the board of directors. She has a life membership there.

Toni has been speaking to genealogical societies nationally since 1981. She was a speaker at the International German Genealogy Conference in 2017 in Minneapolis. She has also spoken in Utah and Illinois as well as California.

All meetings of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society are FREE to attend.  There will be a short business meeting after the speaker's presentation, and then a refreshment time.


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