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.


22 February Webinar Recording is Posted

GGS members can now view our first GGS Webinar with Fritz Juengling! The recording and handout have been placed in the GGS Member's Only. Sign in to the website to access them.
 
Clip of Meyers Gazetteer Webinar
 


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!
 


Find us on Facebook

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UPCOMING
EVENTS
April 26
Paula Stuart-Warren CG, FMGS, FUGS
"They Joined, They Wrote, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections." Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA will be our April presenter. U. S. libraries, historical societies, archives, and university library special collections sections hold the records from many organizations that our Germanic ancestors joined. The organization may have ...
April 28
MGS Back to Basics Workshop
May 2 - 5
NGS Conference
May 19
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.