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Welcome to the Michigan Germanic Genealogical Society.


Sunday. September 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm.

Program: “Ortsfamilienbücher, User Family Trees and Meta Search of genealogy.net” presented by Timo Kracke

CompGen is the biggest genealogical society in Germany is the host of several well-known databases. Learn in detail about the great source of more than 850 online Ortsfamilienbücher, 23-million-person user family trees GEDBAS, and how to use the powerful Metasearch for CompGens databases and beyond!

Timo Kracke is a hobby genealogist who has more than 20 years of experience in genealogy. Timo volunteers for several German societies is a board member for Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V. and director-at-large for the International German Genealogy Partnership. Since 2012 Timo is the voice of the German Podcast “der Genealoge.” In 2014 he started the Kids-Genealogy project “die Familienforscher” where he publishes guides and ideas about involving Kids in Genealogy for the field of Kindergarten, School, Societies and gives tips for literature and excursions.

Timo is a tech guy who is available on several social networks and loves to share his knowledge with the community.


The society is in need of volunteers for the positions listed below. If interested, please contact President Edward Redmer for additional details.

  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Director