Germanic Genealogy Society

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.

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 July 21, 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.


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September 23 - 24
GGS Fall Conference with Roger Minert
We invite you to attend our fall conference with Roger Minert of Brigham Young as our speaker.  We will be having a Friday evening event followed by a full day of programming on Saturday.  Five topics will be presented. Presentation Descriptions   Friday evening A Day in the Life of ...
October 8
Library Workshop
Come get help with the GGS Library Collection. Meet in room 214, upstairs for a presentation, "Using the German gazetteer Meyers Orts” by Kent Cutkomp. 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.