Welcome to the Michigan Germanic Genealogical Society!

We also are in the process of sending our renewal notices out as well as new member notices for any persons who have inquired about membership. If you have not received your notice yet, you may go to the Join Us tab on the main menu and you can print, complete and send it in with money to become a member.

Our regular meeting schedule will be the second Monday of September, November, March and May at 7:30 pm.

Latest new edition of the Partner Zeitung is now posted for download

MIGGS members attend IGGP 2023

Thank you for representing us at IGGP 2023 in Fort Wayne and the state of Michigan! The next IGGP conference in the United States will be in Columbus, Ohio.

From left to right:
Phylis Childs, Cindy Grostick,
Ken Howe, Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach,
and Ed Redmer

It’s time to think about your 2023-24 membership!

Our membership year runs July 1 2023 to June 30, 2024 and we will soon be emailing current and future members to sign up for the new year. We have a great program planned out for the next program year (the list follows this paragraph). Our program funding is by your dues dollars completely as wnd Ed Redmere have no other fundraisers planned – so if you would like us to keep our programs at the high level with national speakers – join now for the 2023-24 program year! Go to the Join Us menu above, print the application, complete it and send your check to the address listed on the application.

Please consider joining or renewing as we work to provide the best programming.

Program information

If you are not a member, look under the Join Us menu item and complete and application with your check or money order so we pull in more nationally known speakers. check out our Speaker Biographies for more information about Katherine Schober, James Beidler, and Kris Rzepczynski and Nancy Loe!

Social Media

We have a new menu item – Social Media on menu bar at top of page that links to a new page containing links to our Facebook pages and our new Twitter account. Please feel free to click on the menu item to look at what we are doing to provide content (currently we have three different pages and 1 Twitter account).

Email changes:

Note: Due to some email difficulties we have had to replace our info@miggs.org email with information@miggs.org. Sorry for this and we appreciate your patience in this manner! We have attempted to replace them everywhere on our website!

Resources upgrading to a Resource List

We have changed the website menu item from Resources to Resource List. It is an alphabetical list of resources categorized in three separate categories:

  • Resource Articles
  • Resource Websites
  • Resource Videos

These may split out into other groupings/categories as we get more entered but for now those are the breakdown. Please look under Resource List and look thru the lists – if you find a bad link report it to information@miggs.org.


Kris Rzepczynski – “Germanic Resources at the Archives of Michigan”

Kris Rzepczynski – “Germanic Resources at the Archives of Michigan”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings,

Topic: "Germanic Resources at the Archives of Michigan" Speaker: Kris Rzepczynski - for a Speaker Bio see his Speaker Biography at: https://miggs.org/kris-rzepczynski/ Description: Learn what Germanic resources are available at ... Read more

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11 March 2024
Nancy Loe – “Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives”

Nancy Loe – “Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings,

Topic: "Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives" Speaker: Nancy Loe - for a Speaker Bio see his Speaker Biography at: https://miggs.org/nancy-loe/ Description: Discover online records for German-speaking ancestors from Brandenburg, ... Read more

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13 May 2024

Check out our first MIGGS Newsletter