Janette Lange, Lutheran Archives, has had a long-standing interest in German family history research. She knows from personal experience some of the issues family historians face trying to track down their German ancestors, both in Australia and overseas.
Her research has taken her back to archives and villages in Germany and Poland. With Lois Zweck, she has written the guide Finding Forebears: Researching German family history in present day Poland to assist researchers in this area. In 2012, she and Lois presented on this topic at the 13th Australasian Genealogy Congress in Adelaide.
Janette has run several workshops to assist family historians to plan their research trips in Germany and Poland. In 2014, she led a tour visiting ancestral villages and sites of historical interest in Germany and Poland.