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MGS Spring Technology Conference

Have you struggled with technology as it relates to genealogy? Consider attending the Minnesota Genealogy Society's Spring conference Genealogy TechTrek. This conference will be held at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN. There will be more information showing up on the MGS website very soon. However, you can mark your calendars for April 25th and 26th. The keynote is Thomas MacEntee who specializes in technology. The full schedule of talks and sessions will be published very soon.

Beginning Germanic Genealogy Seminar

If you are new to searching your German roots, now is your chance to sign up for our Beginning Class being held on June 14th, 9 to noon at the MGS Auditorium, 1185 Concord Street North, South Saint Paul, MN

Galla 2014

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Chapter, invites you to attend Galla 2014, Friday, May 16th, 2014, at the Bloomington Sheraton (the former Hotel Sofitel).
Fine Dining, Wine Tasting, Live Music, Silent & Live Auctions. Keynote Speaker: Mr. Peter Lefkin. Guest Speaker: Mr. Achim Lameyer. Please visit their website for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

See the volunteer page for ways you can help


History and Purpose:

Founded in 1979 as the German Interest Group, the society became a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society in 1981. The name Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) was adopted in 1992. GGS is a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS). GGS became a member of the Federation of Genealogy Societies in 2000.

The Germanic Genealogy Society's objectives are:

  • To provide a national association of those interested in German/Germanic Genealogy;
  • To provide opportunities for the exchange of genealogy ideas and information;
  • To hold regular meetings for the instruction and interest of members;
  • To encourage interest in German genealogy;
  • To publish a quality genealogical journal;
  • To collect and publish genealogical, biographical, and historical material relating to German genealogy worldwide;
  • To encourage the establishment of Germanic genealogical resources in libraries.

Part of our history is the people. We would like to pay tribute to a few of those people who are now visiting a library in the sky. The tributes page is not an exhaustive list of fallen members, however, these are but a few who held leadership roles in the society. They made a difference by stepping up to the plate. We wish to honor their lives and efforts.

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