Alternate hotels for 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference

Hotel rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel fully booked in advance of the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Conference attendees may contact four other nearby hotels where a special discounted conference rate has been arranged. All are within a few miles of the Marriott Northwest, venue for the conference. Morning and evening shuttle service will be provided from each of these hotels to the conference at the Marriott Northwest

The four nearby hotels are in the downtown section of Maple Grove:  the Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent to the Holiday Inn; the Hampton Inn is a short walk from the Staybridge Suites.

The attached flyer provides information about each of the hotels including phone numbers to call for reservations. For more information about the hotels, please visit www.ArborLakesHotels.com

When you contact the hotel, be sure to mention that you are attending the “Germanic Genealogy Conference” to receive the special conference rate.

Kent Cutkomp
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
On behalf of the International German Genealogy Partnership
(formerly German-American Genealogical Partnership)

A Book on Immigrants from Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

I first heard German researcher and author Astrid Adler (Tiefenort, Thuringia, Germany) speak to the Ventura County Genealogical Society in April of this year.  Some six million Germans emigrated in the 19th c., and some were from her region…and not a few were from her town!  Her extensive research into this local emigration and its causes led to an exhibition on the subject — for which she was honored by her state in 2012.  Her talk covering the high points of her German-language book on the topic was informative, entertaining, and definitely well-received.  Now she has published an English-language version for American readers.

Our Ancestors Were German: Emigration in the 19th Century from Grand Duchy Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach is an attractive volume that adequately covers this broad subject of emigration/immigration from a variety of perspectives.  She plans to promote the book beginning with a first presentation in Ventura County on January 14th at 11 am at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, on Market St.  In May, a book tour will formally begin with stops in Southern California and in the Washington, DC area.

Orders for the book may be placed here.  Full information about all of her books (including a forthcoming one) may be found on that page as well.  A list of the towns from which the emigrants originated, as well as the states in which they located, may be found here.

Germanic Genealogy Society Workshop

On Saturday, October 8th The Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) in Minnesota will hold a workshop at the Concordia University Library.

Details are available from their flyer….

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which says that the event is being held at
1282 Concordia Ave., St. Paul (Rm. 214)

9:30  Registration (Cost:  $10)
10:00  Presentation by Kent Cutkomp on
“Using the German Gazeteer Meyers
Orts,” followed by a Library Topic &
time for individual help.

U.S. news release announcing 2017 GAGP conference in Minneapolis

Earlier this week the German-American Genealogical Partnership distributed a revised press release to its member societies noting that the (First) International Germanic Genealogy “Connections” conference has now been extended.  It was originally two days in length, but is now three days, July 28-30, 2017!  The updated flyer includes information for booking hotel rooms at special discounted rates.

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Advertising the 2017 GAGP conference — in Germany!

Just a brief note today to say that the conference flyer for the 2017 Minneapolis conference of the German-American Genealogical Partnership will be inserted into the conference registration bags for the Deutscher Genealogentag, Germany’s major annual genealogical conference.  This will be happening from September 30th through October 2nd in Bregenz, Austria (just across the border from Germany).

A two-sided print piece will display our revised conference flyer in English, together with a German-language description of the Partnership to introduce German genealogists to our transnational effort.  Besides being a conference bag insert, the same piece will be distributed as a handout at the table of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände e. V. (DAGV), the German genealogical umbrella organization that serves a purpose similar to our own FGS.

None of this would be happening without the contributions of many persons.  Kudos to all!

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Calendar items from October 2016 newsletter

Next Up:  We need some volunteers! Several of you indicated possible interest in helping out when you stopped by our table at the SCGS Jamboree in June.  Now that Fall is here we can begin to think about cooler weather and training sessions!!  What do we need the most?  First priority is staffing for the Library on 3rd Saturdays and 4th Sundays.  Next would be help with cataloguing books, or assisting with membership renewals.  We promise not to overload you, and we’ll guarantee that there’s a “fun” component.  If you would be interested, please contact either the president or the editor.

Oct. 15:  2nd Annual Genealogy Day, 8 to 2 p.m., San Diego’s Balboa Park
Nov. 13:  Annual Meeting & Elections, followed by Switzerland discussion
Dec. 11:  Christmas Pot-Luck Party, with discussion on Austria, Sudetenland
(now Czech Republic lands) & the Germanic parts of northern Italy.

PLAN TO COME SEE US!  SHARE RESEARCH “TIPS” WITH OTHERS.  IT’S FUN!!

The 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, July 28-30, 2017

Conference dates:
July 27, 2017: partner leadership day
July 28 – 30, 2017:  International Germanic Genealogy Conference – all day presentations on “Connections”

The conference — “CONNECTIONS: International. Cultural. Personal.” — will offer more than 60 presentations over three full days by Germanic genealogy experts worldwide.

The focus of this international conference offers a unique opportunity for Germanic genealogists to make personal connections with people from the United States, Germany and other countries.

For more conference information, visit the website of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, conference host, at www.GGSMN.org, click “2017 GAGP Conference.” The official website of the Partnership and the 2017 conference is expected to go live in early October at www.GAGP.org.

Click here for the flyer and here for the Press Release.

International cooperation
The Partnership, founded in 2015, joins Germanic genealogy societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the more than 60 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.

Hotel
A block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees.
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel
7025 Northland Dr., N. Brooklyn Park, Minn.

To reserve a guest room online, go to http://TinyURL.com/HLUWQQJ
Or to reserve a room by phone, call (toll free in the USA) 1-877-303-1681 and say you wish to reserve a room as part of the Germanic Genealogy Conference.