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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UPCOMING
EVENTS
December 8
Gail Blankenau “Digging Deeper into German Parish Records – Part II”
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February 18
German Pronunciation for Genealogists
Kent Cutkomp will present "German Pronunciation for Genealogists". The prsentation is followed with a pronunciation workshop to practice and reinforce your German pronunciation.   This presentation and workshop follows the morning German Document Translation study group.