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GGS May Conference - Cancelled
Saturday, May 2
GGS May Conference - Cancelled  (GGS Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cancelled
NOTE: Due to coronavirus concerns and our inability to provide adequate "social distancing," GGS has cancelled this May 2nd meeting.  Watch here for updates about rescheduling and/or other events impacted. Webinars by  Warren Bittner are being planned.
 
Warren Bittner – Speaker
Warren Bittner has been a full-time professional genealogist for over 35 years.  At the Family History Library in Salt Lake he coordinated several projects and worked as a Reference Consultant.  Also, he served as assistant director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He has been the featured speaker at many conferences, including Roots Tech, the National Genealogical Society Convention, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. 
 
Presentations:
 
Bads, Bergs, Burgs, and Bachs
Locations in Germany are frequently misspelled, no longer exist, or the names have changed. Gain tools to find difficult places.
 
Pity the Poor Pfuhl
Follow two cases from the American Midwest to identify the place of origin in Germany using a variety of techniques
 
Village Family Books (Ortssippenbücher)
Learn about thousands of books that give family details for everyone in town
 
The Fisherman Who Wanted to Marry the Executioner’s Daughter: Stories You Missed from German Marriage Sources
Learn about German marriage records beyond church books. Hear stories found in documents from many areas of Germany.
 
 


Saturday, May 16
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.


Thursday, May 28
GGS Webinar - Wolfgang Grams  (Webinars)
1:00 pm
online webinar - register to get link
“The Pursuit of Happiness and the Migration Experience: Faith, Land and Hope"
From the colonial days in the 18th century to the Displaced People after World War II immigrants to America millions were driven by individual motives on their journey to a new land. The American Declaration of Independence put in writing what was unknown in Germany’s feudal society, but nevertheless inspired the hope of millions: the pursuit of happiness.
 
The lecture presents a timeline of the German American migration experience and focuses on living conditions along with social, political and economic patterns in autobiographical studies: from Franz Daniel Pastorius and the passengers of the CONCORDE in Germantown PA in 1683 – also named the German MAYFLOWER - to the land-seekers in the 19th century to the German neighborhood delis, shops and work places in the 1920s and 50s.
 



Saturday, June 20
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or overhead projector.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.



Saturday, July 18
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.



Saturday, August 15
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.



September Conference
Saturday, September 12
September Conference  (GGS Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
location to be announced
Speaker - Wolfgang Grams of Oldenburg, Germany
 
Dr. Wolfgang Grams is the founder (1996), and owner of "Routes to the Roots, Research and Travel (RsRs)" in the city of Oldenburg, Germany.
 
Presentations:
Hurra wir fahren nach Amerika. Travel Patterns from the Age of Sail to the Age of Steam
Hurray, we are going to America. Experiences of emigrants during their travel from Germany to their new home in America.
 
German Resources to trace your Roots I: Archives, Digitization and Initiatives in Germany
What is online? What may come in the future? How can these projects help you in your research?
 
 German Resources to trace your Roots II: Key Documents
We follow the life of a typical 19th century immigrant from his German hometown to America and see what evidence he has left behind.
 
Travel to Germany: the Joy of Discoveries
During the past 25 years Dr. Grams has prepared and conducted many private excursions all over Germany to ancestral homes for groups or individuals. He presents the best of what has happened. Dr. Grams gives advice on how to prepare for a trip to Germany.


Saturday, September 19
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.


Thursday, September 24
GGS Webinar - Nancy Loe  (Webinars)
8:00 pm
online webinar - register to get link
 
Prussian Place Name Research
Discover leading and lesser-known online resources to pinpoint geographic locations of German-speaking ancestors from Prussia(Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, West Prussia).


Saturday, September 26
Library Workshops  (GGS Meetings)
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Concordia University Library - upstairs in room 213
The workshop is held on Saturday. The workshop includes two brief presentations and there are volunteers to assist with using the GGS Collection and to answer your research questions.
No pre-registration is required. 
A $10 fee for room rental and presentations will be collected at the door.
See Library page for directions.



Saturday, October 17
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.



Saturday, November 14
GGS Annual Meeting  (GGS Meetings)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
location to be announced
 
Germanic Genealogy Society - 40th Anniversary Celebration
Come help us celebrate!!
 
Speaker and program to be announced


Saturday, November 21
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.



Saturday, December 19
German Language Study Group  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am
MGC, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
At this open group meeting, we try to help others read the old German Script, while sharpening our own skills. Please bring any images you'd like help with on a flash drive so we can project it on a TV or screen.
All meetings are at MGC, but the room we use may vary.