Meet Speaker Viktor Pordzik

Viktor Pordzik

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Viktor Pordzik will talk about:

Die Maus and the Bremen Archives

Founded in 1924, the “Maus” is one of the oldest and one of the largest genealogical societies of Germany. Located directly inside the building of the Bremen state archives, it contains itself a vast amount of fonds, collections, books and databases, shedding light on the history of the people of Bremen and the surrounding areas.

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Meet Speaker Ute Brandenburg

Ute Brandenburg

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Ute Brandenburg will talk about:

Hidden Gems in German Archives

You’ve exhausted available parish records? You may not have reached the end of the road. German archives hold astonishing treasures. Learn what records might exist and how to obtain them.

Dodging Brick Walls

Most road blocks we encounter are avoidable. Learn how to recognize and overcome the most common issues that can cause an impasse in German research.

“Von Schickago Gradeaus”

Wohin wanderte Onkel August aus, und wie finde ich seine Nachkommen?Auswanderer nach Amerika gab es in fast jeder Familie. Der Kontakt mit deutschen Angehörigen blieb aber selten über die erste Generation hinaus bestehen. Computer Genealogie und Online-Datenbanken machen es möglich: es ist heute gar nicht so schwierig, die Amerikafahrer unter Ihren Vorfahren aufzuspüren. (auf Deutsch)


Ute Brandenburg is a professional genealogist Ute Brandenburg is a bilingual German American living in Iowa City, Iowa. Educated in Germany, she combines her lifelong immersion in German culture, history, and geography with in-depth knowledge of migration history as well as genealogical sources of the United States. Among Ute’s research interests are German immigration to the Midwest, research in the former Eastern Provinces of Prussia, and Jewish family history. Recently, Ute has been highly successful in using DNA to solve some of the most challenging cases of unknown origin of German immigrants. Ute is the owner of German Script Experts. 


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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

Join us as we reminisce about the past German Genealogy Conferences in Minneapolis and Sacramento – what heartwarming and touching stories you’ve shared! Do you have any special stories from past German Genealogy Conferences that haven’t been included here? Let us know in the comments!

Are you registered for the 2021 conference? If not, time is running out! Sign up here – https://www.iggp2021.org/ – and then come back and join us in memory lane. And get excited for the new memories that will be created in July!

Meet Speaker Marcel Elias

Marcel Elias

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Marcel Elias will talk about:

Introduction to Bavarian Records

This lecture introduces basic church and civil records available from Bavaria for all denominations (Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish), as well as show where they can be found (on‐line or in archives).


Marcel Elias is a professional Genealogist since 2012 based in Nürnberg, Germany, member of APG, specialized in on-site genealogical research in archives, parishes and civil registration offices in Bavaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.


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Deutsche Aussteller auf der International German Genealogy Conference

In knapp vier Wochen ist es soweit und die erste virtuelle International German Genealogy Conference öffnet die virtuelle Eingangstür für mehr als 650 Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt.

Das Publikum erwartet ein prall gefülltes Programm mit Live Vorträgen und weiteren Vorträgen die auf Abruf angesehen werden können. In Connection Sessions wird sich ausgetauscht und in der Expohall über die neuesten Produkte und Informationen der vertretenen Vereine und Firmen informiert.

Die folgenden Vereine und Firmen aus Deutschland sind bereits vertreten:

Buchen Sie auch für Ihren Verein, oder Ihre Firma einen Ausstellungsstand. Noch ist es nicht zu spät um bei einer tollen Erfahrung zum Thema Genealogie in Deutschland mit allem was dazu gehört dabei zu sein. Sie können sich und Ihren Verein oder Firma einem breiten Publikum auf der ganzen Welt vorstellen und neue Kunde oder Mitglieder gewinnen.

Die virtuellen Informationsstände der Aussteller sollen, wenn möglich, vom 18. bis 23. Juli 2021 täglich von 17.00 bis 19.00 Uhr MESZ live besetzt sein. Dazu kann eine Möglichkeit über ZOOM oder anderen Webmeeting-Anbietern oder über einen Live-Chat selbst gewählt werden.

Melden Sie sich bequem online an: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/virtual-booth
Für Vereine und IGGP Partner gibt es eine reduzierte Anmeldegebühr von nur $25 (ca. 21€) und dazu gibt es noch 4 Anmeldungen für das LIVE! Registrierungspaket für die Standmitarbeiter dazu.

Wir freuen uns, wenn auch Sie dabei sind!

ihr IGGC Team!

Meet Speaker Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

Our On-Demand package includes more than 50 pre-recorded lectures from around the world and will be available for viewing in July. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG will talk about:

Stymied by Stiegliers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence

Christina Stiegler arrived in Cincinnati in 1874. United States sources name no birth town. A DNA match provides a clue. Assemble indirect evidence to find Christina’s town of birth.

Decode German Gothic Script

Reading German script seems overwhelming. Panic no more! This presentation will teach you how to read and write, first letters then words. No prior experience required. The syllabus includes resources for continued success.


Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG® is the author of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, researches German ancestry and reads German script. She taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She created courses for Ancestry Academy and Legacy.


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