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 currently 14 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.

February 13
Library Workshop
Come get help with the GGS Library Collection.  Meet in room 217, 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
Meeting will be located in Normandale’s Fine Arts Building-Lorenz Auditorium, room number F1265.   We are pleased to welcome Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin to be our speaker.  This meeting will be a full day event.     Read the Tabloids: German Church Records  Boost your Germanic Research: Understanding Jurisdictions  Life, ...
May 13 - 14
GGS Spring Conference with Baerbel Johnson
We are please to welcome back to Minnesota, Baerbel Johnson from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Five topics will be presented. Full details will be announced at a later date.
June 4
Joint PRG - GGS Meeting with presenter Yogi Reppman
GGS will co-sponsor a meeting with the Pommern Regional Group (PRG) in the MGS 4th floor board.  Historian  Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann will present “German Revolutionary Movement known as the 48ers”.  Yogi Reppmann has authored many books on German immigrants and is very knowledgeable about the 1848 democratic revolution ...