International German Genealogy Partnership

Mission
The International German Genealogy Partnership’s mission is to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   03 May 2022 – Fort Wayne, Indiana   Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been chosen as the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference, which is expected to draw upward of 500 attendees, focuses on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world.   Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about 50% of its residents claiming German ancestry. The acclaimed Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is more than pleased to be the local host for the 2023 event, with support from local German societies, genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne.    The 2023 IGGP International Conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Conference Center and will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks. Attendees will learn from top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study, including genealogists, authors, historians and archivists. Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the ACPL’s Genealogy Center’s historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories.    Join us 9 June – 11 June 2023 for this exciting conference. Partnership leadership day will be 8 June 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!     Learn More and Stay Connected:   Visit the IGGP website at https://iggp.org/    Read the IGGP newsletter at https://iggp.org/cpage.php?pt=89    Like IGGP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGGPartnership/    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center: www.GenealogyCenter.org 
About the International German Genealogy Partnership  IGGP comprises more than 100 organizations around the world. IGGP’s mission is “to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally-recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.”   IGGP held its first international conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. Participants traveled from Europe, North America, South America and Australia.   The 2023 conference is hosted by the Allen County Public Library with its acclaimed Genealogy Center and supported by a local German societies, local genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne. Details of the Fort Wayne conference will be posted when available on the IGGP website.    Germans arrived in America as early as Jamestown in 1607. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that almost 50 million people in the United States have German roots – the largest ethnic minority in the country at that time. The 2010-2014 American Community Survey found almost 15 percent of the U.S. population can claim German ancestry. #####   Contact:    International German Genealogy Partnership P.O. Box 16312 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116-0312 info@iggp.org
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International German Genealogy Ambassador

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

If you signed up to be an ambassador for the IGGP German Genealogy Conference (to start earning money back!), today is the day that you can officially start sharing your special code! And if you didn’t sign up yet, it’s not too late. Just send an e-mail to jim@iggc.infoand receive your discount code for your friends, family, and society members.   How the Ambassador Program Works: Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your own special promo code. You promote your code on your social network, to your genealogy societies, library groups, friends, family, etc. This special code gives the new registrant $25 off.  For every single registration that uses your special code, you will receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to register for the conference (up to the cost of the conference).  The Ambassador Program will run from June 1 through June 30. Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your special code. Then, as of June 1, share and start earning that registration money back! Thank you for your support and we will see you on 17 July at IGGP Live!
 
Das IGGC Freunde-Programm ist da!
Wir freuen uns sehr, unser Freunde-Programm bekannt zu geben. Werden auch Sie ein IGGC Freund und teilen Ihre Genealogiebegeisterung mit Ihren Freunden! Neben der Verbreitung der Freude an der virtuellen IGGC, können Sie auch Geld für Ihre Konferenzregistrierung zurückerhalten!
  So funktioniert das IGGC Freunde-Programm:
  1. Kontaktieren Sie Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Promo-Code zu erhalten.

2. Leiten Sie Ihren Code an Ihre Freunde & Familie per Email, in sozialen Netzwerken, in Ihren  genealogischen Vereinen oder Bibliotheksgruppen weiter. Mit diesem speziellen Code erhält der neue Registrant 25 Euro Rabatt.

3. Für jede einzelne Registrierung, die Ihren speziellen Code verwendet, erhalten Sie eine Rückerstattung von 25 Euro auf Ihre Zahlungsweise, mit der Sie sich für die Konferenz registriert haben (bis zu 100% der gezahlten Beträge).
Das Freunde-Programm läuft vom 1. bis 30. Juni. Wenden Sie sich an Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Code zu erhalten und ab dem 1. Juni Freund & Familie zur Konferenz einzuladen und somit selber etwas zu sparen! Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und wir sehen uns ab dem 17. Juli bei IGGC Live!
Check out some of the presentations that will be featured at the conference this summer: Problems with Alsace-Lorraine? Consider Kehl (Kenneth W. Heger) The Leo Baeck Institute: Home of German Jewish Genealogy (Karen Franklin) Johann Who? Of What Place? Overcoming Butchered Names of People and Places (Joseph B. Everett)  Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools (James Beidler) An Introduction to Germans from Russia (Ellie Vance)  German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics and Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research (Dr. Michael Lacopo)  Conference Program
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Can’t wait to see you this summer!

International German Genealogy Partnership

International German Genealogy Partnership Hello German genealogists,

Only 93 days until the conference, and we are getting very excited! Please read this entire e-mail as there is a lot of news – including a special coupon, an exciting contest, and introductions to specific presentations. 

For any questions, please do not reply to this e-mail, but contact James Beidler here. 

$50 Coupon Savings: Missed the special Early-Bird pricing, but still want to attend the conference?Now until April 30, use the coupon code “EARLY” at check-out to get $50 off the package of your choice! 

Rabatt von 50€: Es sind weniger als 100 Tage bis zur 2021 IGGC virtuell und es gibt bereits heute viele Interessierte die teilnehmen werden. Bis zum 30. April gibt es jetzt mit dem Coupon-Code „EARLY” einen Rabatt von 50€ auf das von Ihnen gewählte Paket. Registrieren Sie sich auf: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/iggp-2021-euro bis zum 30. April mit dem Code “EARLY”.

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Facebook Share Contest: WIN A FREE USB WORKS Package ($299 value) to the virtual German Genealogy Conference this summer by sharing the Facebook contest post, which you can find on our Facebook page!

Details: Everyone who shares the post (or its German version) by April 30 will be entered in a raffle to win a free USB Works Package ($299 value, full conference access + lifetime access to all conference presentations) to the virtual German genealogy conference this July. And if you have already bought your ticket, you will be refunded your money.

FACEBOOK GEWINNSPIEL: Gewinne ein Komplettpaket (im Wert von 252,00 €) für die virtuelle International German Genealogy Conference. Einfach den Facebook Gewinnspiel Beitrag teilen und dadurch am Gewinnspiel teilnehmen!

Details: Jeder, der diesen Beitrag (oder die englische Version) bis zum 30. April teilt, nimmt an einer Verlosung teil um ein kostenloses Komplettpaket (im Wert 252,00 €, vollständiger Konferenzzugriff + lebenslanger Zugriff auf alle Konferenzpräsentationen) für die virtuelle International German Genealogy Conference zu gewinnen. Wenn Sie bereits ein Ticket gekauft haben, wird Ihnen der voll Kaufpreis erstattet. Getting excited about the presentations? Check out our most recent blog posts on speakers and presentations here. All presentations will be in English or German, with subtitles in the opposite language (Please Note: Just because a video on the blog is in German does not necessarily mean the presentation will be given in German during the conference. These videos were originally made for a German-speaking audience). 

Roger Minert: Enumerated, Registered and Forgotten: Censuses and Residential Registration in Germany

Daniel Earl:  Banat German Research Tips 

Claire Gebben: Explore the Rhineland Palatinate! 


Corinna Meiß: Gesponserte Auswanderung aus dem Oberharz/Königreich Hannover in die USA 1848-1855 

Katherine Schober: A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy 

James Beidler: Finding the Right German Place with On- and Offline Tools

Charlotte Champenois:  Finding Records Online for Germans in Alsace‐Lorraine Check Out the Conference Program Konferenz Programm anzeigen

Can’t wait to see you this summer!

International German Genealogy Partnership Early Bird Discount

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

It’s March 24, and that means there is officially only one week left to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for German Genealogy conference. Are you registered yet? The Early-Bird pricing expires Wednesday, March 31st. 
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With eight Live! lectures and over 50 OnDemand lectures you won’t want to miss, this conference will advance your German genealogy in ways you never knew possible. Special Connections rooms are another conference highlight, allowing you to chat with genealogists from around the world with similar research interests. Will you be there?
We have been busy on our conference blog! Check out the latest posts and videos here:  Meet All 8 Marquee Speakers in One Video Meet Speaker Kim Ashford It’s Getting Easier to Be Genetically German – The Latest Updates! by Diahan Southard  The Pursuit of Happiness and the Migration Experience von Wolfgang Grams Meet Speaker Camille Andrus
Check Out the Conference Program
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Can’t wait to see you this summer!

International German Genealogy Partnership

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! We are so excited to officially announce the entire conference program – over 50 in-depth lectures by German genealogy experts from around the globe – with presentations delving into all you want to know about German genealogy. Are you registered yet? 

How is this conference different from others? This much-anticipated virtual event is ONLY for German genealogy – which means we can go much deeper into topics and questions to help you on your journey to discover your German ancestors and connect you with present-day relatives in different countries. It’s going to be an event to remember. Will you be there?
Register with Early Bird Discount
Jetzt Registrieren – auf Deutsch
Four different packages are available for the conference (17-24 July, 2021). While the IGGP LIVE! Package includes the eight live lectures by an all-star lineup of genealogy experts (Early Bird $119, Regular $169), and the IGGP OnDemand package features more than fifty prerecorded sessions for you to watch at your convenience (Early Bird $179, Regular $229), the IGGP Combo Package is recommended for the genealogist wanting to get the most out of their virtual conference experience (Early Bird $229, Regular $279).
 
This recommended IGGP Combo Package includes access to both the eight LIVE sessions – featuring popular speakers Ute Brandenburg, Wolfgang Grams, Timo Kracke, Roger Minert, Judy Russell, Katherine Schober, Diahan Southard, and Michael Strauss – as well as one-year access to the over fifty OnDemand sessions, which include an extensive variety of German genealogy topics hand-selected to best aid your research.
 
If you would like these sessions indefinitely, the top-tier IGGP USB Works Package includes all of the Combo Package plus a preloaded USB flash drive with all the conference sessions, meaning that you will have lifetime access to these expert-level lectures (Early Bird $249, Regular $295).
 
All packages include access to the online sponsor and exhibit hall, as well as to the Connections” breakout sessions that will bring together small groups with similar German genealogy or cultural affinities.
 
This virtual conference is a must-attend for anyone researching their German ancestors. With expected participation from genealogists around the world, researchers will have a unique opportunity to connect across borders while simultaneously learning from the top experts in the field.

For any additional questions, contact James Beidler at jamesmbeidler@gmail.com, Nancy Myers at n.myers@gmx.net, or Katherine Schober at language@sktranslations.com.
Please share this information with your genealogy societies and friends! The press releases regarding registration are available in both English and German at the links below. You may either copy the links or download the documents to share. Thanks for helping us get the word out!

English Press Release: http://bit.ly/registrationpressrelease_English 

German Press Release: http://bit.ly/registration_pressrelease_German 
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International German Genealogy Registration Open

International German Genealogy Partnership Hello German genealogists,

We are so excited to announce that registration for the International German Genealogy Conference is now open! The conference will be held virtually from 17 July to 24 July 2021.
 
Register here: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/iggp2021 or by clicking the button below. Be sure to register soon so you don’t miss the Early Bird Discount!

  Register with Early Bird Discount Four different packages are available for the conference. While the IGGP LIVE! Package includes the eight live lectures by an all-star lineup of genealogy experts (Early Bird $119, Regular $169), and the IGGP OnDemand package features more than fifty prerecorded sessions for you to watch at your convenience (Early Bird $179, Regular $229), the IGGP Combo Package is recommended for the genealogist wanting to get the most out of their virtual conference experience (Early Bird $229, Regular $279).
 
This recommended IGGP Combo Package includes access to both the eight LIVE sessions – featuring popular speakers Ute Brandenburg, Wolfgang Grams, Timo Kracke, Roger Minert, Judy Russell, Katherine Schober, Diahan Southard, and Michael Strauss – as well as one-year access to the over fifty OnDemand sessions, which include an extensive variety of German genealogy topics hand-selected to best aid your research.
 
If you would like these sessions indefinitely, the top-tier IGGP USB Works Package includes all of the Combo Package plus a preloaded USB flash drive with all the conference sessions, meaning that you will have lifetime access to these expert-level lectures (Early Bird $249, Regular $295).
 
All packages include access to the online sponsor and exhibit hall, as well as to the Connections” breakout sessions that will bring together small groups with similar German genealogy or cultural affinities.
 
This virtual conference is a must-attend for anyone researching their German ancestors. With expected participation from genealogists around the world, researchers will have a unique opportunity to connect across borders while simultaneously learning from the top experts in the field.

For any additional questions, contact James Beidler at jamesmbeidler@gmail.com, Nancy Myers at n.myers@gmx.net, or Katherine Schober at language@sktranslations.com. Register with Early Bird Discount Please share this information with your genealogy societies and friends! The press releases regarding registration are available in both English and German at the links below. You may either copy the links or download the documents to share. Thanks for helping us get the word out!

English Press Release: http://bit.ly/registrationpressrelease_English 

German Press Release: http://bit.ly/registration_pressrelease_German 

International German Genealogy Partnership


Annual notice . We appreciate your interest in the news and information we provide about our organization and conference. This year, our international conference will be virtual. Follow developments on the IGGP website.

We remind our subscribers once a year that you have control over your subscription preferences and may change them, or unsubscribe, at any time. You will find the links to manage both options at the bottom of every email we send to you.

If you ever have a question about your subscription, please email us at info@iggp.org.

Good luck in your genealogy endeavors!
    Copyright © 2021 International German Genealogy Partnership, All rights reserved.
You subscribed to receive news about IGGP and its activities, or registered for a conference, which is why you were sent this message. You may use the links below to change your subscription or unsubscribe.

Our mailing address is:
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P.O. Box 16312
Saint Paul, MN 55116-0312

International German Genealogy

Mission
The International German Genealogy Partnership’s mission is to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.
The 2021 International German Genealogy Conference, originally scheduled to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, next July, is being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board of the International German Genealogy Partnership, as well as that of the host Hamilton County Genealogical Society, shares the disappointment felt by all. The list of projected speakers and programs, along with other activities in a city known for its German heritage, promised to provide an outstanding weekend for participants.

The decision was driven by the uncertain health, economic and travel conditions likely to continue into next year.

Given that uncertainty, the financial risks of planning a major international conference were too great to continue. About 1,000 people were expected to attend.

There was discussion about turning the 2021 conference into a virtual event, but that was not deemed logistically feasible for an all-volunteer organization, especially when added to the desire to continue the previous theme of “Connections” with an in-person conference.

IGGP previously held international conferences in 2017 and 2019. It will now look to 2023, when it is hoped progress against the pandemic will provide more certainty for planning and a greater comfort level for participants. An announcement will be made at the appropriate time.

This decision was based on circumstances specific to the IGGC; partner societies are encouraged to evaluate their own plans for 2021 based on what is appropriate in their area at that time.

Questions may be sent to info@iggp.org. This message about the 2021 Conference cancellation has been posted on the IGGP website.

Please share this with your organization’s members and others who may have wished to attend.

International German Genealogy Partnership

International German Genealogy Partnership   2021 CONFERENCE

1 January – 29 February 2020
The Call for Proposals will open on 1 January 2020 for presentations during the 2021 International German Genealogy Conference in Cincinnati, sponsored by the International German Genealogy Partnership and hosted by the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society.

Potential speakers with specialized genealogical knowledge, skills, or techniques are invited to submit proposals.

A flyer on the IGGP website has full details about the types and lengths of presentations desired, the selection process, and compensation. Check out the flyer to see the types of tracks and topics anticipated for the Conference, and pass this message on to speakers who may wish to submit proposals.  

New this year: All sessions must address German genealogy topics Some sessions may be conducted partially in the German language Two-hour workshops and thirty-minute express sessions in addition to one-hour presentations  Increase in honorarium The portal to submit proposals for presentations will be live beginning 1 January 2020. Go to the IGGP website, then click on the Conference 2021 tab. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on 29 February 2020.

The International German Genealogy Partnership’s Conference has become the largest in the world devoted exclusively to German genealogy. Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the 2021 conference in Cincinnati, a center of German-American heritage since mass immigration began in the 1830s.

Genealogists dedicated to serious research will come to the International German Genealogy Conference from around the world to attend 80 sessions on German genealogy, sharpen their skills, and interact with other researchers.

Questions may be emailed to program.conference@iggp.org. You may also subscribe to receive conference updates from IGGP.

International German Genealogy Conference

4 months to go … still time for wine-ing 

If you’re coming to Sacramento in June for the International German Genealogy Partnership conference, have you left some free time to explore the California wine-growing regions?

In 2016, the state grew 4 million tons of wine grapes, including more than 110 varieties. And it’s all for the visiting with a short road trip from Sacramento, or by signing up for the pre-arranged day-long adventure tour to the wine country.

What goes well with wine? Cheese, of course! The California Cheese Trail runs through several of these regions. Visit discovercaliforniawines.com for a roundup of travel information.

You could even combine your German heritage research with a visit to San Benito County, where German and French immigrants planted the first grapes in the mid-1800s.

Some wine and cheese would help everyone relax at the end of a busy conference day. We’re planning Connections 2 Discoveries sessions to link you with others interested in similar topics. Keep checking the website for updates.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it up as you go. If you connect with others during the day, invite them to gather in a quiet spot. Sorry, wine and cheese are not included in your conference registration. <smile>

Review the program for the weekend, decide which programs are of interest and then register.

Contact the hotels for your reservation. All conference sessions are in the Hyatt Regency – the Marriott is only a couple blocks away.

Have questions? Email the conference team. Need to update your registration? Contact the help desk for assistance.

We look forward to seeing you in 4 short months!

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.