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Special Interest Groups

German Ancestry SIG

Facilitator:  Tia Cobb


Meeting Schedule:  1st Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PT)

Register / Join:

  • Meeting Registration (sorry, the June 1, 2024 meeting has been canceled)
  • Meeting Registration (Jul thru Dec)



This group meets online.

With nearly 120 million German speakers in over 45 countries worldwide, what are the chances you have ancestors in places you never knew about?  And what can you do to find them?  We have been working from questions and suggestions from our attendees that have taken us to topics such as Hessian Germans in the US Revolutionary War; German Immigration Patterns; family research from Baden, Germany to Venezuela, Texas, and Louisiana; Germans in Hawaii; and presentations on onsite research both in the US and Europe as given by our own fellow researchers, many of whom are long-time GFO members or have professional genealogy training and are willing to share!  Please bring your questions to our meetings as we are always open to helping.  Contact the Facilitator, Tia Cobb, at if you have any questions or suggestions for our group.  Looking forward to meeting you soon!