About Us

About Us

Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis
With YOU and your RESEARCH in Mind!

When it comes to discovering Germanic ancestry and  heritage, you are not alone! Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis (GGS) is here to make your search more meaningful, productive and fulfilling!

The Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis traces its roots to June of 2005 as the German-Special Interest Group (G-SIG) and transitioned into Germanic Genealogy Special Interest Group (GGSIG).

It remains a volunteer effort to join together people in the greater area of St. Louis, Missouri, (including surrounding counties) who have an interest in their ancestral search for Germanic family roots, history and heritage.  Initially, the emphasis was on immigrants coming here from what is now known as Germany.

Over time that expanded to areas where the German language was spoken, so the scope  of interest became “Germanic.”  The GGS is truly all volunteer and there are no dues to join and participate in activities.  GGS holds general meetings known as Gatherings and smaller research get togethers. Collectively all  Participants may help as resources for Participants to find and research their ancestral village in Germany and its related heritage.  As one of the founders put it, we don’t intend to do someone’s  work, but we are “Resources for Research.”

Now GGS is positioning for even greater things in the future!

The mission of the Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis (GGS) is to enable participants to explore varied interests in Germanic ancestry plus the development of German-American culture, especially in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. GGS fosters education and information about our rich German heritage.

Be part of the movement called GGS!  You have nothing to lose and much to gain!