Toni Perrone

Toni Perrone

Toni has been speaking to genealogical societies in the country since 1981. Her experience stems from researching her German and Italian ancestry, as well as 37 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.

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.

Presently she is the President of the Pommern Interest Group of the Immigrant Library. She is also a member of the board of directors at the Immigrant Genealogical Society serving in many capacities. She is also a member of the San Diego Genealogical Council and a board member of the International German Genealogical Partnership.

She has published articles in genealogical publications and has completed two books on her Claussen and Wiederrecht Families.

She continues to work for several private clients assisting them with their genealogy. She also volunteers at the Latter Day Saints Family History Center in Murrieta when she can. She continually accepts clients.

Toni received an award as lecturer in both 1999 and 2000 at The Federation of Eastern European Family History Society International Conventions. She also received an award from the city of Temecula for founding the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society.

Toni has been on the speakers committee for the International Germanic Genealogical Partnership for the past year and a half. She has recently spoken at the International German Genealogy Conference in Minneapolis July 28, 29 and 30th.

October 7, 2017

Please note modified speaker presentation times for October

10:30 AM - Researching Your German Ancestors

This lecture explains how to find your village of ancestry in Germany by using such resources as distribution of the origin of Surname maps, das, and others. After you found your village, where do you go; immigration and emigration sources; and many other unknown sources used for German research.

12:00 PM - German Genealogical Resources Found on the Internet

This lecture includes,, and many other sites in both German and English languages. Covers such items as ortsippenbuchs, Protestant church records, archives, German genealogical societies, etc.

Speaker Handouts, when available, can be found in OCCGS Member's Only on the Handouts page.



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