Germanic Genealogy Society

Welcome to our society’s home page!

GGS aims to assist descendants of German immigrants find and understand their ancestors. To reach this goal, GGS offers educational webinars, meetings and conferences, study groups, a library collection, a monthly E-News, and our GGS Journal which features research of members and the knowledge of professional genealogists. GGS was founded in 1979 in Minnesota.
 
GGS Membership includes a complimentary hour of research assistance, webinar handouts, online access to past Journals and E-News, and reduced rates at meetings.
 
GGS is a founding member of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). This partnership includes the umbrella organization of many of the genealogical societies in Germany today, - the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (DAGV). Other IGGP member societies represent areas of German settlement in countries around the world.
 
We at GGS invite you to begin, or continue, your pursuit of your people. The map shows what they left.
 

The time period and jurisdictions of the Norddeutscher Bund / North German Confederation 1866 – 1871 
 
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UPCOMING
EVENTS
June 3
Societies, Clubs and Customs in Our Local Region by Hermann Welp
June 3 (Friday) Hermann Welp “Vereine und Gebräuche” [Societies, Clubs and Customs in Our Local Region of Lower Saxony] live translation by Kent Cutkomp – at Greenwald Pub in Greenwald near Melrose, MN – 11:30 am $15 for lunch; donation for presentation only. Register at the door – no ...
June 6
Societies, Clubs and Customs in Our Local Region by Hermann Welp
June 6 (Monday) Hermann Welp “Vereine und Gebräuche” [Societies, Clubs and Customs in Our Local Region of Lower Saxony] live translation by Kent Cutkomp– at Minnesota Genealogy Center in Mendota Heights; doors open at 6:30;  presentation 7 pm; freewill donation. Registration will be available for the livestream webinar.   ...
June 25
How to Plan a Trip to Germany
Wolfgang Grams of Oldenburg, Germany will present in person about "Traveling to Germany". Website: www.research-and-travel.de Best of Travel and Discoveries in Germany How to Visit Your Village and Make the Most of It Challenges: Archives, Logistics and Multiple Regions We will also feature a panel discussion with others who have ...
July 21
Katherine Schober - "A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy"
Registration to be posted