International German Genealogy Conference


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Get ready! Registration opens on 1 Nov 2018
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Video: Co-chair Bill Cole predicts a fantastic German genealogy experience

8 months to go … 83 meters to heaven

If you’re coming to Sacramento for the 2019 International German Genealogy Partnership conference in June, you may be thinking about visiting northern California’s famous redwood forests.

After all, the giant sequoia is among the largest life forms on Earth. It grows as tall as 83 meters (272 feet), and its lifespan is measured in thousands of years.

But did you know that the tree was first described by a German-speaking botanist born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1804?

Stephan Endlicher reportedly named the genus Sequoia but never explained why. The speculation offered by later writers was that Endlicher was inspired by the achievements of the American Cherokee Indian linguist Sequoyah.

The trees that grow on northern California’s foggy coast are commonly known as redwoods, while those in the Sierra Nevada mountains are called Sequoias. Those coming to Sacramento will be strategically located to visit state or national parks that preserve these majestic trees.

While you’re pondering your tourism options, view our Sacramento hospitality page for a selection of tours for conference down time.

Registration for the 2019 IGGP conference in Sacramento, Calif., opens Nov. 1, 2018. Interest is high, and it’s possible that the conference will sell out early in 2019. Mark your calendar!

Looking for a hotel room? The conference is being held at The Hyatt Regency, which has limited availability. You also now can get a conference rate for rooms at the Residence Inn/Marriott hotel, just two blocks away.

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Your hosts, the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership, encourage you to learn more about the products and services offered by conference sponsors. We thank them for their support.