Germanic Genealogy Society

Who We Are

The Germanic Genealogy Society is a non-profit organization that was established in 1979 as the German Interest Group by people who had a common interest in their Germanic heritage. In 1981, it became a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. The current name of the organization was adopted in 1992.
 
GGS is now an independent 501(c)(3) organization. It is one of the most active genealogical societies in the Midwest having nearly 900 members worldwide.  In 2000, it became a member of the Federation of Genealogy Societies.  It is also a member of the National Genealogical Society. In 2015, GGS was one of the founding members of the International German Genealogical Partnership (formerly the German-American Genealogical Partnership.)

 
Our Mission Statement
  • 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
 

Officers
President: John Schulte
Vice President: Thomas Furst
Secretary - Recording: Lori Reynolds
Secretary - Corresponding: Vacant
Treasurer: Thomas Foerster
 
Board Members
Member at Large (2016-2017): Mark Ladwig
Member at Large (2016-2017): Noreen Giefer
Member at Large (2017-2018): Juliene Furst
Member at Large (2017-2018): Lori Zimmerman
Past President: Kim Ashford
 
Committee Chairs
Archive: John Schulte
Event: Kim Ashford
IGGP Partnership : Kent Cutkomp
Journal: Warren Mitchell
Library: Diane Schmidt
Membership co-chair: Joyce Thompson
Membership co-chair: Joan Lorentz
Pommern Group Rep: Jim Neuenfeldt
Program: Kent Cutkomp
Publicity: Karen Schroeder
Research/Regional: Barbara Pieh
Sales: Beth Baumeister
Technology: Thomas Furst
Volunteer: Beverley Driscoll
Webmaster: Bob Rowe
 
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