Germanic Genealogy Society

Frohes Neues Jahr!

A Gif of 2021 Highlights
Join us for more exciting meetings & events this year!
Updated Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jan 22, 1:00pm, Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Pomeranians in Australia - Speaker Eric Kopittke will discuss the topic of Pomeranians who immigrated to Australia. A significant number of the Germans to Australia in the 19th century were from Pomerania. Why did they choose to come to Australia (and New Zealand)? What was the journey like? Where did they settle? What was their influence on their communities?

Jan 25, 1:00pm, Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Ask The Wife! A DNA Analysis Strategy - Sacramento German Genealogy Society hosts DNA expert Diahan Southard.  With the advent of autosomal DNA testing, women were catapulted into the limelight, no longer needing to rely so heavily on the men in their life to spit or swab. This lecture will focus on all things female from mtDNA, XDNA, and especially how to use the wives of your ancestors to help identify your autosomal DNA matches.

Jan 26, 6:00pm, Central Europe Time Zone (MEZ) - Online [German]
Die Kurrentschrift – Leseseminar für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene | Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und nicht an eine Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria gebunden. Alle Forscher, unabhängig von einer Mitgliedschaft bei Familia Austria, sind eingeladen teilzunehmen.

Jan 27, 11:00am, Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
Eastern European Genealogy Research - This overview presentation will touch on Eastern European genealogy basics and suggest useful resources. It will show sample records and provide tips for confirming the village name.  The presenter is Chris Bukoski, the program chair and a long-standing member of the East European Genealogical Society. 


March 12
Ute Brandenburg at the Minnesota Genealogy Center
Ute Brandenburg will present at the GGS In-person meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, 2022.  Registration and additional meeting details to be posted soon.   Ute is bilingual. She was educated in Germany, and has lived and worked in the United States for over 20 years. This puts her ...
June 25
Wolfgang Grams of Oldenburg, Germany: How to Plan a Trip to Germany
Wolfgang Grams of Oldenburg, Germany will present in person about Traveling to Germany: Best of Travel and Discoveries in Germany How to Visit Your Village and Make the Most of It Visiting Archives and Traveling to Different Regions and More We will also feature a panel discussion with others who ...