Germanic Genealogy Society


GGS supports the process of research through in-person educational programs, events and conferences, webinars, monthly e-news, the GGS Journal, participation in IGGP, other projects, and this website. See our Basic Sites page for assistance in your research.

GGS Member benefits include a one-time, one hour of research assistance at no cost. Assistance beyond this one hour will be accompanied by a request for a donation to the Society. Non-member assistance is at a fee of $20 per hour. All assistance is dependent on available volunteers.

See our Store if you wish to purchase research assistance as a non-member. Go to our Store, choose Research Time and use PayPal / credit card to complete your purchase.  Use for your research questions, or, questions can be mailed, along with a check and self-addressed stamped envelope to:
GGS Research Request
1385 Mendota Heights Road STE 100
Mendota Heights MN 55120-1367
  • The Surname Search is available to non-members, but names can be added only by members.
  • We include a list of professional translators here: Translators
  • The IGGP (International German Genealogical Partnership) website also has a list of professional researchers and translators. See IGGP Website-Research Aids.


Our Library collection at Concordia College in St. Paul is open to all, but is non-circulating. Go to Concordia's OneSearch or Our Collection Catalog 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. Note: The library has very few vital records or other resources for searching individuals.

Go to Library for further directions and information.


Other Resources

Some of the many valuable resources we offer are: