We are a Germanic genealogical organization based in Minnesota which aims to educate and assist us all in our research of our German ancestors. Our efforts through the years thanks to many members have resulted in a knowledge of solid resources for German genealogy. Many of these resources can be found under the menu items Research and Regional Research on our website. If you are a member with a specific question, please log-in through Members on our website and submit your request for assistance to the appropriate Regional Research Contact. You may also email the Regional Chair or send your request to our PO Box (include a self-addressed stamped envelope). For members, there is no fee for this service.
Non-members seeking research assistance are asked to submit a payment of $20 per research request. This can be paid through Paypal on our website, choose Research Time, or with a check marked research mailed to GGS at PO Box 16312, St. Paul, MN 55116-0312. (Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.) Once payment is received, we will continue with your request. GGS annual membership is $20.
Our Library collection at Concordia College in St. Paul is open to all but is non-circulating. Search CLICsearch for books or the GGS Collection for books, journals, and maps. If you are unable to visit the library and wish to make a request for a search there, the request may be submitted by email or post as above and it will be forwarded to the Library committee. Please search one of the catalogs first to find out about our holdings and request searches of specific resources rather than general queries. Please note that the library has very few vital records or other resources for searching individuals. See Library on our website for further directions.
GGS Library Research Help
Planning a Research Trip
See our list of Translators should you have a need for one.