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.

26 April Webinar Recording Is Now Posted

GGS members can now view our April Webinar with Paula Stuart-Warren! The recording and handout have been placed in the GGS Member's Only section of the website. Members will need to sign in to the to access them.

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.

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!

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May 24
"Letters & Umlauts & U-Bogen, Oh My!" by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
June 2 - 7
Advanced German Genealogy, IGHR 2018
F. Warren Bittner, CG, a renowned expert on German genealogical research, will be teaching Advanced German Genealogy at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Saturday, June 2 – Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Additional instructors ...
June 9 - 10
Deutsche Tage
June 16
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.