About Us

The purpose of the Michigan Germanic Genealogical Society shall be:

  1. To promote the study of and interest in the immigration of people of Germanic heritage to America.
  2. To exchange cultural information relating to the times, life, and society of Germanic immigrants and their descendants.
  3. To encourage and provide the means for members to share their genealogical findings through meeting and newsletters and to promote the collection and preservation of such materials.

Our Board of Directors:

  • Executive Board
    • President: Paul Roltsch
    • VIce President: Open (if interested email us at info@miggs.org
    • Secretary: Brenda Leyndyke
    • Treasurer: Ed Redmer
  • Directors (3)
    • Director (expires 2023): Shannon Gordon
    • Director (expires 2024): Rodger Wolf
    • Director (expires 2025): Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach

For Bios on our Board of Directors – they can be found at About Us -> Board Bios

We all wear many hats – so the Board of Directors also do the following tasks

  • Webmaster – Paul Roltsch
  • Zoom Meeting Specialist – Rodger Wolf
  • Social Media – Shannon Gordon and Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach
  • Resource Librarian – Shannon Gordon
  • Newsletter – Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach
  • Brochures/Publicity – Brenda Leyndyke
  • Email List – Ed Redmer and Brenda Leyndyke
  • Michigan Genealogical Council Delegates – Brenda Leyndyke and Paul Roltsch
  • International Germanic Genalogical Partners Rep – Paul Roltsch

Any questions can be answered if you send an email to info@miggs.org and they will be forwarded to the responsible party.