Germanic Genealogy Society

Order IGGC Conference Recordings Now

Did you attend the International Germanic Genealogy Conference?
Are you wishing that you were able to attend the Conference?
We have contracted with Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording to record and sell select talks from the conference. You may order recordings of select talks for $199. More information is availabe from their website.

Awesome GGS Volunteers!

Here is our registration packing crew for the International Germanic Genealogy Conference. What a great group!
GGS members have a great time together and make volunteering fun!

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.

International German Genealogical Partnership

We are pleased to announce the new name of our partnership!
“New member societies are coming into the Partnership from around the world. There is a growing international participation in the Partnership, and our members decided on a new name that better describes the organization’s international presence,” said Kent Cutkomp, a Minneapolis resident and co-founder of the 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 29 organizations that have agreed to become partners.
The next partnership meeting will be held Thursday May 18, 2017. It will be conducted as a web conference call. We invite IGGP Partner Representatives to participate and interested Germanic genealogy leaders may request to attend also. Updates on the Partnership are given and there are several committees that are very active and are seeking volunteers.  Stay tuned!
2017 meeting dates: January 19, March 16, May 18, June 15* (early because of conference), September 21, November 16
Please see the IGGP website for menu item for additional details.  We will continue to add information as it becomes available.  Questions at this time can be sent to or


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September 30
Deciphering Old German Script Workshop
For those interested in traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin:   Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors?  In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the ...
October 7
Germanic-American Day Parade
The public is invited to march or watch. No reservations necessary. Sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society.
October 14
Library Workshop
Registration will begin at 9:00 in Room 213 upstairs. Cost is $10, no preregistration needed.   There will be two brief presentations and then we will have volunteers to assist you in researchin in the Library with the GGS collection.   Library Topic: Diane Schmidt will be speaking about the ...
October 21
SGSM Fall Conference
A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard has spent 16 years in the genetic genealogy industry. In her current position as Your DNA Guide, she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.    She is also the author ...