Germanic Genealogy Society

German-American Genealogical Partnership

We are pleased to announce the German-American Genealogical Partnership.  
Our goal is to have Germanic Genealogy societies unite in ways that strengthen each individual society and to bring additional benefits to all of our members.  There are currently 16 organizations that have agreed to become partners.
The next partnership planning meeting will be held Thursday May 19, 2016. It will be conducted as a web conference call.
Please see our German Partnership menu item for additional details.   We will continue to add information as it becomes available.
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 28 and July 29, 2017.


New Handouts in Member's Only Documents!

We had a wonderful conference with Baerbel Johnson!  Thank you to all of the volunteers and the attendees that made it a success. So many wonderful internet links to keep us busy at all hours of the day.  If you were unable to attend our conference, Baerbel has allowed us to place her handouts on our website for our members.  GGS Members, sign into the Member Login section of this site and choose Member Documents.  In the handouts you will find PDF copies of Baerbel's lengthy handouts.

Dirk Weissleder Links

Some of the links that Dirk Weissleder offered are on top of our Links page.

Cemetery Transcriptions Added to Site

generic grave stoneNew, March 2015
GGS members transcribed eight, primarily German, cemeteries between 1980 and 1990. The books have been in our Library for many years and it seems that most members were not aware that they existed. They have now been scanned and added to this site. The Transcriptions is a sub-menu under the Research Page.

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Welcome to Our Website!

GGS offers information, educational opportunities, publications, and association with others researching German roots.  This includes areas that are outside of the current borders of Germany.
However, GGS does not have records for your specific German ancestors. Our extensive library does include various indexes with individual's names, as well as how-to books and background information on places where your German ancestors may have lived.
Our goal is to help you learn how to find and use records of your German-speaking ancestors.

July 30
Germanic Genealogy “Family” History Day – Introduce your children to family history
GGS will hold a special meeting for Beginning Germanic Genealogy in the MGS Auditorium called “Family” History Day – Introduce your children or grandchildren to family history through stories plus an opportunity to get individual help from GGS experts.   It will be presented through stories, activities, and a special ...
September 23 - 24
GGS Fall Conference with Roger Minert
We are extending our typical fall meeting and will have Roger Minert speak at a conference this fall.  We will be having a Friday evening event followed by a full day of programming on Saturday.  Five topics will be presented. More information will be announced at a later date. ...
October 8
Library Workshop
Come get help with the GGS Library Collection.  Meet in room 214, upstairs for 2 short presentations.  Volunteers will be available to assist with using our collection.  $10 fee, no pre-registration needed.  Registration begins at 9:30, presentations begin at 10 AM.
November 12
Annual Meeting
Registration begins at 11:30. German buffet lunch served at 12 noon. Business meeting includes election of GGS officers. Presentation follows business meeting.