2019 International German Genealogy Conference

9 months to go: Was your ancestor a 49er?

In 1848, many Germans were part of a larger movement in Europe to obtain political power for the growing middle class. But when their revolution failed, many emigrated to the United States to avoid political persecution. As a group, they became known as the “48ers.”

One year later, word spread of the discovery of gold in California, and some of those who emigrated in 1848 packed up again to join the rush west for gold. Now they were called the 49ers.

Maybe we should nickname those who participate in the International German Genealogy Partnership conference next June the “19ers.” After all, their German ancestors carried similar nicknames right to Sacramento in their search for a new life.

In a few weeks, we will be announcing the list of programs and presenters for the 2019 conference in Sacramento. There will be lots of gold nuggets among them, and with registration opening in November, the rush will be on.

We hope that in nine months, you’ll be boarding a train or steamship or covered wagon and heading to Sacramento. Welcome to the 19ers!

Stake your claim
The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento. At $149 per night, you’re getting a deal, and your credit card won’t be charged until spring 2019.
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Early registration opens in November 2018. The top names in German genealogy will be presenting, and we could sell out quickly. Don’t delay when the announcement lands in your inbox.
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Rootstech London 2019

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch, the organizers of RootsTech:

We’re thrilled to announce that the RootsTech conference is expanding to international borders! RootsTech London will take place October 24–26, 2019, at the ExCeL London Convention Centre.

“We are excited to further position RootsTech as a global community for everyone to discover their family and deepen their sense of belonging that we all yearn for,” said Jen Allen, event director.

RootsTech London will not replace the annual conference in Salt Lake City but will serve as an additional event.

Registration Opens February 2019

Registration for RootsTech London will open in late February 2019. To receive the latest updates and announcements, visit rootstech.org/London.


The ExCel Convention Center is London’s finest exhibition center, located only 5 minutes away from London City Airport. Click here to take an interactive tour of the ExCeL.


International German Genealogy Partnership 2019 Conference

The International German Genealogy Partnership, which seeks to facilitate German genealogy research globally, is pleased to announce that hotel reservations for its 2019 conference are open as of March 1, 2018. The IGGP requests your assistance in sharing this information with your organization.
The partnership will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks during its international conference in Sacramento, Calif., in June 2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the IGGP’s 2017 inaugural conference.
Hotel information may be read at: https://iggpartner.org/cpage.php?pt=83
Further details on the conference itself may be read at: https://iggpartner.org/cpage.php?pt=73
Information on the partnership is available at: https://iggpartner.org/index.php.

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)

The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) will be hosting our second conference in Sacramento California June 15-17, 2019.  IGGP is a growing partnership comprised of more than 100 international genealogical societies and organizations interested in collaborating to help further all members’ family history research with respect to their ethnic German roots.


The inaugural 2017 International German Genealogy Conference (IGGC) was highly successful, with 700 in attendance from 5 countries and 34 of the US states.  IGGC is emerging as one of the pre-eminent international German genealogy conferences.  Attached is the notice of the upcoming Call for Presentations.  Please pass this information on to any who might be interested in making a proposal to participate.  IGGP 2019 Call for Presentations Save the Date


Amy Chidester

Presenter Team Chair