International German Genealogy Partnership
July 28
International Germanic Genealogy Conference
The inaurgural international conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership.  Theme is Connections: International. Cultural. Personal.

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Deutsche Genealogentag
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8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Early German Migrations
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Connection Gatherings

Are you ready to Connect?
The theme of our conference is Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. We hope you take this theme to heart. We have arranged time each evening from 5-7pm for societies, groups, researchers to gather together and share their knowledge, experience, and interests. These gatherings may be based on research areas, common interests, etc.
The schedules will be posted on a white board near the Information table at the conference. Some have already done so and have been assigned locations. If you are interested in scheduling a Connection Gathering please check with the Information Table.
There are some rooms still available, or you are also encouraged to find a corner in the Great Room, or go out to dinner or dessert together.

Conference Updates

Please note that sales for all Special Events and Meals are officially Closed. 
Conference Information
The following conference pages have been recently updated!

Pre-Order Your Conference Recordings

Can't attend all of the great classes offered at the conference this weekend? Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recordings will be onsite and recording select classes. To see the full listing and to pre-order the full set, see their website or visit their booth at the conference. After the conference, prices will go up. Classes being recorded are also indicated in the Conference Program and Syllabus.

Online Syllabus Now Available To Attendees

Dear Conference Attendees,
You should have recieved the link to access the online syllabus in an email. Printers will not be available at the conference to print syllabus materials onsite. Please plan ahead and do this prior to attending the conference if desired.
If you have not received it yet, please check your email junk folder in case it missed your inbox.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Registration Packets Are Ready!

With registration closed and the conference around the corner, a group of volunteers spent a day stuffing the registration packets. What a cheerful group and this was after all of the cars were loaded after packing! Thanks to everyone who assisted.

Germanic Genealogy Society's Library Open House

Announcement from our International Germanic Genealogy Conference Host Society: The Germanic Genealogy Society
Looking for an opportunity for an orientation to the Germanic Genealogy Society Library
at Concordia University with a little time to do research in our extensive collection?
There are 3 different opportunities to receive additional assistance.
Attending the Biergarten? Catch an Early Bus!
Come to our Open House Thursday, July 27 before attending the Biergarten celebration at the Germanic-American Institute.
For people who have already signed up for the Biergarten, we have a special bus from the conference hotel that will take you to the GAI after the
open house, then back to the hotel. There will be no additional charge for bus transportation as long as you have signed up for the Biergarten celebration. You can also come on your own, but the bus will only go from the hotel to the library and then to the Biergarten.
To sign up, send an email to GGS Library Committee Chair : Diane Schmidt. Minimum of 20 attendees, maximum 30.
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 2:30-5:30PM
The bus will load at 2:15 pm and depart at 2:30 pm from the Marriott Hotel on Thursday, July 27.
Additional Opportunities
In addition to the Open House, volunteers will also be available at the library to help researchers at the following times before and after the conference:
 Thursday, July 27 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00
 Monday, July 31 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00
No registration is needed for these sessions. Transportation is not provided.
Please Note:
Concordia University is located at 1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. The hours vary so always check their Library Technology Center website for additional hours it will be open.
The Germanic Genealogy Society's collection is located on the main floor across from the registration desk. There are signs on the shelving indicating the location. The library is non-lending and is for reference only.

Thank you to everyone who is registered!

   Registration is closed for the 2017 IGGC Conference.
If you have registered and need to make a change, please email:
See you in Minneapolis!
We’re looking forward to connecting with you at the conference on July 28 through 30.

Pre- Registration For Conference Meals closed

At our International Germanic Genealogy Conference there are many options to dine with your fellow attendees.
There will be a breakfast buffet each morning at the hotel, both speaker lunches and bag lunches each day and a Saturday night Banquet.
Some of our speaker lunches have already sold out, including Jim Beidler's on Saturday and Sigrid Pohl Perry's on Sunday. Roger Minert's talk on Friday is also nearly sold out.
You can find more details about meals be see our Conference Dining page.
Registration is now closed for the 2017 IGGC Conference.
Please be aware that pre-ordered meals are no longer available.

See You in Minneapolis - July 28 - July 30

Registration is closed for the 2017 IGGC Conference.
If you have registered and need to make a change, please email:
We’re looking forward to connecting with you at the conference on July 28 through 30.
 Don't forget to get hotel reservations also.  

Partners Gather at 7. Westfälischer Genealogentag!

March brought another conference, this time in Germany and another very busy booth.
IGGP members and friends at the 7. Westfälischer Genealogentag, Altenberge, Germany - DAGV, CompGen, Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde, Roland zu Dortmund.
A map was created to give a visual of where the current partner organizations are located.

Partners Unite at RootsTech 2017!

2017 has already begun to see connections made between partner organizations withing the Internation German Genealogy Partnership.  Two highlights have been our presence at two well attended events.  One in the United States and one in Germany.
In February, several Partner representatives from 5 different organizations met and ran a booth at RootsTech, an extremely large genealogy conference held in Salt Lake City.  
Every time Dirk Weissleder gave a talk, our booth would be flooded.  It was wonderful to talk to so many people about their German heritage where ever they were found in the world.

Registration for 2017 Conference has begun!

The registration for the largest project of the the IGGP, our first conference has now begun.  Choose the 2017 Conference option to the left to begin.  
Register now for best pricing.  If you are a member of one of our partners (see listings for full list) you qualify for an additional discount.  Join a partner today for additional benefits.

Welcome to Our New Website!

The International German Genealogy Partnership is a group of partner societies interested in German Genealogy. 


The partnership is a network to share ideas, contacts, research information and resources to help our members trace their Germanic heritage wherever it is found.


“Uniting German Genealogy Researchers Worldwide” is our goal.


The IGGP facilitates German genealogy research globally as the internationally recognized federation of German genealogy organizations. IGGP was formerly known as German-American Genealogical Partnership (GAGP).

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