Germanic Genealogy Society

Book Reviews Added to the Site!

This feature is new to the Library page and each month we will have a new review of a book in our collection. Each review is provided by a member just like you.  We hope that you will be encouraged to see what books, in our collection, interest you. Please visit our collection at Concordia University Library. Now that school is in session the library hours are greatly expanded.  Maybe you will decide to share your interest by writing a review.

GGS Fall Meeting

Get Reaquainted with
20 Sep, 2014 
Get Reacquainted with
9am-4pm Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Luther Seminary, Northwestern Hall
2481 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
$35 Preregistration is due Sep 12, 2014 to reserve your German Lunch.
You may use PayPal to purchase now
Attendees First and Last Names
Or you can mail a check, payable to GGS to:
Germanic Genealogy Society
Fall Meeting
PO Box 16312
St. Paul, MN 55116-0312
Please include your name and the name of the meeting with your payment.
8:30 Registration
9:00 "FamilySearch - An Introduction, Searching for Records and Online Books" by Kim Ashford
10:30 "FamilySearch - Catalog and Wiki + Indexing Projects" by Kim Ashford
11:45 German Lunch
1:00 "Leaving a Legacy" by Del Thomas
2:30 "FamilySearch - FamilyTree and Memories" by Jennifer Fritzler
Download the PDF flyer with tear-off registration.

Welcome to Our New Website!

We have been working hard to create a more user-friendly, interactive website for both members and non-members. 
GGS offers information, educational opportunities, publications, and association with others researching German roots.  This includes areas that are outside of the current borders of Germany.
However, GGS does not have records for your specific German ancestors. Our extensive library does include various indexes with individual's names, as well as how-to books and background information on places where your German ancestors may have lived.
Our goal is to help you learn how to find and use records of your German-speaking ancestors.

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October 12
Library Workshop
Come get help with the GGS Library Collection.  Meet in room 214, upstairs for 2 short presentations (first one on a library resource topic, second designed for beginners), .  Volunteers will be available to assist with using our collection.  $10 fee, no pre-registration needed.  Registration begins at 1:30, presentations begin
November 8
GGS Annual Membership Meeting
We are happy to announce our speaker will be Gary Brueggemann.  He will present "Minnesota's Forgotten German Heritage."  Gary is a history professor at Century College in White Bear Lake.  He is also the author of "Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery: the case of Edward Phalen; St. Paul's Unsaintly Pioneer."  He ...