Germanic Genealogy Society

German-American Genealogical Partnership

We are pleased to announce a 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 already about 10 organizations that have agreed to become partners.
The fourth partnership planning meeting will be held Thursday October 22, 2015. 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.


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 New 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.

October 10
DNA and Genealogy
Alice Eichholz will make two presentations about DNA and Genealogy in the MGS Auditorium. She will discuss the basics and what to do with the results. Presentation titles are "DNA Side of Genealogy"  and "Took a DNA Test!  Now, what?"   $10 fee, no pre-registration needed.  Registration begins at 8:30 ...
November 14
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. Speaker Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann will present "German revolutionary movement known as the 1848ers".  See attached flyer for required pre-registration details. You may choose to mail your ...