Category Archives: Germanic Genealogy Society

GGS, as it is known, focuses on more than the German Empire and encompasses the “rim” countries that were settled by Germanic peoples.

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The Germanic Genealogy Society 2018 Spring Conference featured Timo Kracke from Gandetkesee, Germany, (near Bremen). He is a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society, often referred to as CompGen, the host of the website known as I had … Continue reading

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IGGP: International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference

IGGP International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference From its inception at the end of May 2015 to the end of July 2017, the former American Germanic Genealogy Partnership quickly became the International Germanic Genealogy Partnership conference. Much credit must be given … Continue reading

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German American Genealogical Partnership

At the end of May I was one of about 125 people who witnessed the signing of the Proclamation of St. Paul and which “describes the goal to create a closer German-American genealogical relationship between all interested societies.” This ceremony … Continue reading

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Germanic Genealogy Society Conference

We attended the annual spring conference of the Germanic Genealogy Society in Minnesota. See It has been an annual, much anticipated, pilgrimage for over twenty years, known for its excellent speakers and delicious German food. This conference has not … Continue reading

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Internal Travel Passport

Note: This passport was the subject of the November 28, 2013 post, but it is posted here in a different context with new information. GGS member Cynthia Jacobson learned about her great-grandfather, Johann Ferdinand Hutop, from his internal travel passport. … Continue reading

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Civil Record of Emma Hutop and August Hilger Marriage

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Church Record of August Hilger and Emma Hutop Marriage

10 September August Hilger of Belmont [a neighborhood in Passaic, New Jersey] geb. 21 September 1877 in Wisztynice, Russland, son of August Hilger and Genriette Jung Emma Hutop of Belmont, geb. 5 December 1879 in Gize, Russland daughter of Ferdinand … Continue reading

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