Germanic Genealogy Society

Membership is open to anyone interested in Germanic Genealogy.

Member benefits include:
  • A 56-page semi-annual Germanic Genealogy Journal. [sample] (See Publications for more info)
  • Our monthly E-News. An emailed newsletter that informs members of upcoming events.
  • Access to experienced Germanic Researchers
  • Access to our Members-Only section on this website, which includes:
    • Access to PDF copies of past editions of our Germanic Genealogy Journal.
    • Handouts from past meetings
    • Aids for using our library materials
    • Update access to the GGS Surname Research database
    • Archived Webinars and Webinar Handouts
  • Free access to our extensive Germanic Genealogy Library Collection at Concordia University located in St. Paul, MN.
  • Free access to the William J. Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Mendota Heights, MN.
  • Discount on Germanic Genealogy, 3rd edition. Sale price of $47 for members.  
Annual dues are $20.00 for individuals, couples or organizations. (International plans see below.)

You may pay for up to three years of membership at a time.
Two Payment Choices: USPS or Paypal

USPS (United States Postal Service)
Step 1- Print and complete the US Membership Form or the International Membership Form
Step 2- Enclose your payment (checks only), made out to Germanic Genealogy Society, for the appropriate amount.
Step 3- Send your check and completed Membership form to:
Germanic Genealogy Society
Attention: Membership Chair
P.O. Box 16312
St. Paul, MN 55116-0312

We just recently launched the Online Join for new members, and Online Renew feature offered by our web host. New members can now enter all of their own data including choosing their logon credentials for immediate access to our Members Only section. Renewing Members can log on to find RENEW Online in the big red banner that will only appear if your membership is due within 90 days or has expired.
Annual dues are $20.00 for individuals, couples or organizations.
You receive a mailed journal throughout the USA and access to all of the other member benefits described above.

International members (living outside the USA) have the choice of accessing the Journal on the GGS website or paying an additional amount to have the printed copy mailed.
PLAN A—$20/year. The electronic copy of the Germanic Genealogy Journal will be available on the GGS website. You will be notified when a new Journal is posted.
PLAN B—$30/year. The printed Germanic Genealogy Journal will be mailed.
Note: Current Foreign members who choose to read the Germanic Genealogy Journal as an electronic copy on the GGS website (and to no longer receive a printed copy) — please notify us at,
The above options have now been added to the Online Join feature.