Germanic Genealogy Society

Book Reviews Added to the Site!

BOOK OF THE MONTH
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.
 

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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UPCOMING
EVENTS
February 8
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
March 21
Reading German Language Obituaries
This meeting will be about “Reading German Language Obituaries”, with a presentation by Kent Cutkomp and an in-depth workshop. Each participant will have hands-on practice reading German obituaries and identifying important content. You may bring a copy of a German language obituary to share; additional obituaries will be provided. ...
May 15
Two-Day Spring Conference
Join us for our 2015 Friday and Saturday Spring Conference at Inver Hills Community College in the Fine Arts Building, room 110. Inver Hills is just off the 80th Street exit of Highway 52 south in Inver Grove Minnesota. Fritz Juengling from the Family History Library will be our speaker. ...
May 16
Two-Day Spring Conference
Join us for our 2015 Friday and Saturday Spring Conference at Inver Hills Community College in the Fine Arts Building, room 110. Inver Hills is just off the 80th Street exit of Highway 52 south in Inver Grove Minnesota. Fritz Juengling from the Family History Library will be our speaker. ...