Details coming for the 2017 Int’l. Germanic Genealogy Conf.

IGS members will be receiving details soon about the German-American Genealogical Partnership’s July 28 – 30 conference in the Minneapolis area,

CONNECTIONS  International.  Cultural.  Personal.

Look for them in your email inbox (if you receive your newsletter electronically), or with your newsletter mailed in early December by USPS delivery.

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.



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!


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, click “2017 GAGP Conference.” The official website of the Partnership and the 2017 conference is expected to go live in early October at

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.

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
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.