Germanic Genealogy Society

German-American Genealogical Partnership

We are pleased to announce a German-American Genealogical Partnership.  
Our goal is to have Germanic Genealogy societies unite in ways that strengthen each individual society and to bring additional benefits to all of our members.  There are already 11 organizations that have agreed to become partners.
The next partnership planning meeting will be held Thursday January 21, 2016. It will be conducted as a web conference call.
Please see our German Partnership menu item for additional details.   We will continue to add information as it becomes available.


Dirk Weissleder Links

Some of the links that Dirk Weissleder offered are on top of our Links page.

Cemetery Transcriptions Added to Site

generic grave stoneNew, March 2015
GGS members transcribed eight, primarily German, cemeteries between 1980 and 1990. The books have been in our Library for many years and it seems that most members were not aware that they existed. They have now been scanned and added to this site. The Transcriptions is a sub-menu under the Research Page.

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Welcome to Our Website!

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.

December 5 - 6
Holiday Open Haus
GGS will host a booth at the Germanic-American Institute during both days of their Holiday Open Haus event.  Come and say hello.  It will also feature other local vendors.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information see the GAI website. ...
January 23
GGS Winter Meeting with Dirk Weissleder
We are pleased to welcome Dirk Weissleder back to the United States.  He has a series of presentations that will bring additional understanding to doing research in Germany.   Presentation topics include: Research trip activities and examples in the ancestral home village Surnames can lead you through history Which questions to ...
February 13
Library Workshop
Come get help with the GGS Library Collection.  Meet in room 214, upstairs for 2 short presentations.  Volunteers will be available to assist with using our collection.  $10 fee, no pre-registration needed.  Registration begins at 9:30, presentations begin at 10 AM.
March 12
GGS Spring Meeting with Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin
We are pleased to welcome Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin to be our speaker.  We will be extending our meeting to be a full day event.   Read the Tabloids: German Church Records  Boost your Germanic Research: Understanding Jurisdictions  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records  Hunting For Henry: A Case Study ...