Germanic Genealogy Society

What We Do


GGS offers at least four meetings per year with local and national speakers.
  • The Spring Conference is an evening session plus a full day of presentations by a nationally recognized expert in Germanic family history research. Vendors and displays are available between sessions.  A German buffet is enjoyed for lunch.
  • The Annual Membership Meeting is a German buffet luncheon followed by a business meeting and a presentation by a speaker.  Election of officers takes place at this meeting.   The event is held at a local German restaurant in November.
  • The spring and fall meetings may be a half day or a full day of presentations. 
The topics presented at these meetings focus on
  • Helping people expand their research skills
  • Offering ideas of how to publish research
  • Offering an understanding of German historical and cultural ways and customs
  • Giving tips for the study of German script and language
  • Helping people learn about German documents and the terms that require translation
GGS meetings are open to everyone.
  • GGS offers two workshops per year for people beginning their Germanic research.  These are held at Concordia University Library and Technology Center in St. Paul where GGS has its library collection.  Experienced genealogists are on hand to assist beginners.
  • GGS occasionally offers a session for beginners as part of their regular meetings.
  • GSS is often a vendor at events held by other organizations.  In addition to selling books and maps, it provides members an opportunity to tell others about the GGS organization and answer research questions.