Germanic Genealogy Society

Important News!

The GGS Library will be moving to the Minnesota Genealogy Center at 1385 Mendota Heights Road in Mendota Heights, MN later this year or early next year. Check back later for updates. For more information, see the note in the November enewsletter
GGS Library at ConcordiaOur GGS Library Collection is at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. It contains over 2500 books and periodicals relating to Germanic genealogy. We are grateful to Concordia University for providing a space for us to house our collection in their Library Technology Center. Our collection is found on the lower level. You may also search the GGS Library Collection using Concordia Library’s OneSearch.
Things to remember concerning the GGS Library Collection at Concordia University:
  • It is a non-lending library. Items may only be used on site.
  • The library may be closed or have shorter hours during holidays, school breaks, and in the summer, so please check their hours page or call (651) 641-8237 before your visit. 
  • If you locate a specific item you are interested in but are unable to visit our collection please see our Research page.
  • If you would like to donate an item to our collection please see our Donation page.
For more information on using and visiting the GGS library collection, see our new GGS Library Guide.  
  • Search our collection GGSCat 
NEW! Check out our guide, "Selected Guides to Germanic Genealogy." The file is the selected beginner books one.

Current Book Reviews can be found in our Monthly Newsletter. All recent newsletters are posted on this website.
Past Book-of-the-Month Reviews:
  1. May 2017 German Immigrants in American Church Records
  2. Apr 2017 The German Research Companion
  3. March 2017 Duden Familiennamen
  4. November 2016 German Census Records 1816-1916
  5. September 2016 Land & Property Research in the United States
  6. August 2016 Ortsnamenverzeichnis der Ortschaften jenseits von Oder und Neiße
  7. April 2016 Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
  8. March 2016 Deciphering Gothic Records
  9. February 2016 The German Speaking 48ers
  10. January 2016 Historic German Newspapers Online
  11. December 2015 Venne in America
  12. July 2015 Map Guide to German Parish Registers
  13. June 2015 The Rise of Brandenburg Prussia
  14. May 2015 The Baltes Family of the Rineland
  15. April 2015 Deutsche Schreibschrift
  16. March 2015 A Social History of Hesse: Roman Times to 1900
  17. February 2015 Ancestors in German Archives: A Guide to Family History Sources
  18. January 2015 The Bohemian Flats
  19. December 2014 Bibliography and Source Materials for German-American Research
  20. November 2014 Fremde in Westfalen
  21. October 2014 - The Family Tree; German Genealogy Guide 
  22. September 2014 - Germans to America