Thursday, July 15, 2021: Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. Dr. Michael D. Lacopo will present "Pennsylvania German Social History: Furthering Research by Understanding Your Ancestors." Can you prove the death of a Pennsylvania German ancestor by the purchase or raisins and nutmeg in a store ledger? Have you looked for a Taufschein, or illustrated baptismal certificate, for your ancestor? Pennsylvania Germans maintained a rich cultural heritage for several generations, and they left a wealth of historical and genealogical information behind, hidden in museums and artifacts and not just on paper. Only by understanding the folkways of the Pennsylvania Germans can you fully comprehend the rich sources of information waiting to be explored.