Germanic Genealogy Society

IGGP Research Trip - May 18-22

Join IGGP Friends for a FUN Research Trip to the
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
in Fort Wayne, Indiana
May 18-22, 2024
Reserve your hotel and come research with fellow German genealogists. Many of you had a small taste of the Genealogy Center while you were at the IGGP Conference in June. It was a taste that may have left you wanting to come back and research there. This is that opportunity!!
We have reserved a small block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and at the Courtyard Inn in downtown Fort Wayne. They are adjacent to one another and only a short walk to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.

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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 

March 9
MGS Education series: Germanic Genealogy for Beginners
  Diane Schmidt, GGS President and GGS Library Committee Chair, will present an in-person session at the Minnesota Genealogical Center in Mendota Heights designed for people who are just getting started doing Germanic genealogy. There will be a discussion of the four main things you need to know before ...
March 14
Finding living relatives of your emigrant ancestors from Germany today
Andrea Bentschneider will present "Finding living relatives of your emigrant ancestors from Germany today".   The time is early, because Andrea lives in Hamburg, Germany. Andrea has been a professional genealogy researcher for 20 years and has been President of the Association of German-speaking Professional Genealogists since 2013. She has ...