Germanic Genealogy Society

Join Us For Our Annual Meeting

Our first in-person event for 2021 will be our annual meeting at the Historic Lowell Inn Conference Center in Stillwater, Minnesota. This meeting includes the President's message, election of 2 new members-at-large and a delicious German meal with Sauerbraten, bratwurst, red cabbage and spaetzle and apple crisp. Also, Matt Carter, director of the Dakota County Historical Society will present "The German-American Experience during World War I" so we hope you can join us!


Germanic Genealogy

A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns, 3rd edition
By Edward R, Brandt, Ph.D., Mary Sutter Bellingham, Kent Cutkomp, Kermit Frye, Patricia Adams Lowe, and Paul Sternberg.
 
This is a comprehensive 660-page reference book for Germanic family history researchers written and published by GGS. It is highly recommended by librarians and researchers alike, and it's on sale for $27/members and $35/non-members. This is $20 off the usual price and the lowest price ever offered! Visit our Store to purchase this book today, and make sure you are logged-in to receive the member sale price.  
 

FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups

FamilySearch has created Community Groups, a free new tool for researchers to get help with their family history research online. Of particular interest would be the ‘Germany’ group, but there are groups for other countries as well.
 
You can:
  • ask questions / answer questions
  • upload documents and get help with translation / translate documents for others
  • participate in discussions
  • learn about upcoming webinars
  • discover and share new resources
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, go to FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups and see the extensive list of groups.
 
Family Search

 

UPCOMING
EVENTS
November 13
GGS Annual Meeting - German-American Experience during World War I
Our first in-person event for 2021 will be our annual meeting at the Lowell Inn. This is our annual meeting with the president's message and GGS election of 2 new members-at-large and a wonderful German meal (Sauerbraten, bratwurst, red cabbage and spaetzle) with apple crisp.   Matt Carter, director of ...
November 18
"Share and Share Alike"
Judy Russell will present her webinar “Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy”. Doing family research doesn't mean giving up all personal privacy. Researchers need to follow the rules, both legal and ethical, when we share genealogical information.   This includes things to consider when posting your family ...
November 20
German Language Study Group
At this open group meeting, we try to help each other 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 screen. All meetings are at MGC, but the room ...
December 18
German Language Study Group
At this open group meeting, we try to help each other 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 screen. All meetings are at MGC, but the room ...