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.
 



FamilySearch Creates Community Groups

FamilySearch has created a new tool for researchers to get help with their family history research from their own homes.  This new site, called Community Groups, is a site where people can
  • ask questions
  • upload documents and get help with translation
  • participate in discussions
  • learn about upcoming webinars
  • discover new resources
Of course, it is free and there is no obligation. 
 
Also, if people have special knowledge and skills, they can
  • answer questions
  • translate documents for others
  • share new resources
Of particular interest would be the ‘Germany’ group, but we have groups for other countries as well.
 
We hope that this tool will be a valuable resource for those interested in their family history. 
For more information about how to sign up, use the site, and see a list of some of the groups.
 


Find us on Facebook

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UPCOMING
EVENTS
February 23
Library Workshop
The workshop is held on Saturday. Each workshop includes a presentation and there are several volunteers to assist with using the GGS Collection. No pre-registration is required.  A $10 fee for room rental and presentation will be collected at the door. See Library page for directions.
March 16
German Language Study Group
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or overhead projector. 
March 23
Spring Meeting
Join us for the exciting day! Three speakers: Lois Mackin will give presentations about Using DNA in your genealogy and getting the most out of your DNA test results. Kim Ashford will talk about RootsMagic genealogy software and using Family Tree on Familysearch.org Bob Rowe will give presentations on ...
April 20
German Language Study Group
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or overhead projector.  All meetings are at MGS, but ...