Germanic Genealogy Society

22 February Webinar Registration is Live!

You can now register for our first GGS Webinar with Fritz Juengling! The handouts will be placed in the GGS Member's Only section by Wednesday.
Fritz will be discussing two important resources for German researchers: The Meyer's Gazetteer Website and the New FamilySearch Forums.
Visit the Events Page to register and for more information.

GGS Spring Meeting

Saturday, March 10 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Full day meeting with presentations by Gail Blankenau.
Hopkins High School, Little Theater
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka Minnesota 55305
Register now through March 1 to order a box lunch
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Finding Your Germanic Ancestral Village
10:50 am Break Through Brick Walls Using Land Records
12 noon Box Lunch
1:00 pm Dating and Identifying Your 19th Century Photographs
2:30 pm Digging Deeper in German Parish Records
Please Choose
Attendees First & Last Names

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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February 22
Meyer’s Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable! and the new FamilySearch Forums!
Join us for our first GGS Webinar!   Please register for Meyer’s Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable! and New FamilySearch Forums! on Feb 22, 2018 8:00 PM CST at: We are pleased to welcome Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG® as our first GGS Webinar Speaker! He will be speaking about the very ...
February 28 - 3
March 10
GGS Spring Meeting
Full day meeting with presentations by Gail Blankenau. Please Choose No lunch $50.00 USDWith lunch $60.00 USD Attendees First & Last Names
March 17
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.