As you may already know, Palatines to America is a member of the new International German Genealogy Partnership (“IGGP”) , which was established in 2016. The IGGP presented the first international German genealogy conference at the end of July in Minneapolis, with over 700 Germanic researchers in attendance. It was a huge success! The second conference will be held in 2019 in Sacramento.

One of the benefits of membership in the IGGP is that partner society members receive valuable information about German genealogy research resources, including newsletters of member societies, blogs, websites, information on upcoming webinars, classes, conferences and more.

Beginning in the fall of 2017, we will be posting this information on this members-only page of our website and we will add to this information every 1-2 months as we receive new information. Please look below for links to other German genealogy society newsletters.

Two websites to add to your arsenal:



This site ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past;

Based in Germany, Ursula Krause launched this site on March 1 and it offers podcasts and the featured “Link of the Week”, with links so far to


The East Prussia Name Index;

Black Sea German Research;

Church Books of Saxony;

Mailing lists;

Directories from Saxony and the Rheinland Pfalz;

Finding Parishes in Mecklenburg;


Enclosed is the Newsletter of the Immigrant Genealogical Society (IGS) ofBurbank, California. This issue has remarks by Dirk Weissleder on thefuture of genealogy, in translation. I hope you will find this to be ofinterest as we begin the New Year!   Click Below

This is the Newsletter from the from the German Interest Group of Wisconson. Click Below




Interesting material from the Swackhamer_Dufford_Genealogy Society_Winter 2016. Click below.