Germanic Genealogy Society

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GGS aims to assist descendants of German immigrants find and understand their ancestors. To reach this goal, GGS offers educational webinars, meetings and conferences, study groups, a library collection, a monthly E-News, and our GGS Journal which features research of members and the knowledge of professional genealogists. GGS was founded in 1979 in Minnesota.
GGS Membership includes a complimentary hour of research assistance, webinar handouts, online access to past Journals and E-News, and reduced rates at meetings.
GGS is a founding member of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). This partnership includes the umbrella organization of many of the genealogical societies in Germany today, - the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (DAGV). Other IGGP member societies represent areas of German settlement in countries around the world.
We at GGS invite you to begin, or continue, your pursuit of your people. The map shows what they left.

The time period and jurisdictions of the Norddeutscher Bund / North German Confederation 1866 – 1871 

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December 14
Delicious Traditions: Exploring German Christmas Cuisine
Bring German Gemütlichkeit to your Christmas celebration. This will be a journey through German Christmas traditions along with tasty recipes.   Do you have a German Christmas recipe that you would share with fellow GGS members? Please send it to   Recipe request   Thanks much!!   Register   ...
January 18
Fritz Juengling
Fritz Juengling from the FamiySearch Library in Salt Lake City will present this webinar. Topic to be decided.   Registration coming soon
February 22
Posen: Hidden Sources
Gary Heyn, GGS Treasurer, will present the webinar "Posen: Hidden Sources". He visited Posen on a recent genealogy research trip.   Register