Germanic Genealogy Society

22 February Webinar Recording is Posted

GGS members can now view our first GGS Webinar with Fritz Juengling! The recording and handout have been placed in the GGS Member's Only. Sign in to the website to access them.

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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April 13 - 14
Wisconsin Gene-A-Rama
April 20 - 21
Spring Conference, Timo Kracke
Two full day presentations featuring key note speaker Timo Kracke from Ganderkesee, Germany. Early Bird registration deadline extended to March 24!     Timo will do four presentations: Friday: Start Your Research for German Ancestors with Research former German territories   Saturday: Historical geo information system GOV and Historic ...
April 21
Stearns History Museum Family History Conference
Please save the date for a Family History Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud, Minnesota.   The featured speaker is Paula Stuart-Warren, CG,FMGS,FUGA. She will present the following: World War I Era U.S. Alien Registrations Your Anytime Library: Success in the ...
April 26
Paula Stewart-Warren CG, FMGS, FUGS
"They Joined, They Wrote, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections." Paula Stewart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA will be our April presenter. U. S. libraries, historical societies, archives, and university library special collections sections hold the records from many organizations that our Germanic ancestors joined. The organization may have ...