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.

Are any of our members going to IGGP 2023?

Are any MIGGS members going to IGGP 2023 in Fort Wayne – June 9 -11, 2023. Two of our board members will be there! If you are going to be there, email us at information@miggs.org with your name and email! Maybe we will see you there!

Election 2023-2024

Our annual elections will be coming up after June 1, 2023. We will be emailing paid members the slate of officers for the 2023-24 year. We have two positions we are trying to fill:

  • Vice President – this position is thru the end of the current terms of the other non-directors which is thru June 30, 2024
  • Director 2026 – this position is for a three year term and runs thru June 30, 2026.

If you are interested in any of these position – send an email to information@miggs.org

We also have many non-board positions that will be available after June 30, 2023. For a list of those positions – please watch this area for more information.

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 we 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.

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.


The latest IGGP “Partner Zeitung” newsletter from March 2023. Don’t miss out on the information regarding IGGP 2023!


James Beidler presenting “Finding the Right German Place!”

James Beidler presenting “Finding the Right German Place!”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings,

Topic: “Finding the Right German Place!” Speaker: James Beidler Description: Researching your ancestors deep into Germany simply doesn’t happen unless you know the name of the village of origin. This ... Read more

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11 September 2023
Katherine Schober presenting “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”

Katherine Schober presenting “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”

MIGGS Zoom Meetings,

Topic: "Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting" Speaker: Katherine Schober for a Speaker Bio see her Speaker Biography at: https://miggs.org/katherine-schober-from-germanologyunlocked/ Description: Learn the top tips and tricks for deciphering ... Read more

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06 November 2023

Check out our first MIGGS Newsletter

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