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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January 20
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.
February 10
Concordia Library Workshop
Location: Concordia University Library & Technology Center 1282 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN Room 213 9:00 Registration Cost: $10 9:30 Presentations Library Topic by Diane Schmidt Beginner Topic by Kim Ashford The remaining time will be available for individual help from knowledgeable GGS members and an opportunity to become familiar ...
February 17
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.
February 28 - 3