What Language Will the Presentations Be In?

Although nearly all the Live and On-Demand lectures will be presented in English, several lectures will be presented in German. But you can watch any German-language lecture with translated English subtitles if you wish. To change the language of the live and on-demand presentations to English, turn on captioning and then select “English” in the embedded video player settings on the conference website.

Meet Speaker James Beidler

James M. Beidler

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

Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools

Researching a village of origin often is only half-finished when you find the name. This presentation shows you how to de‐garble the place name and find it on a map!


James M. Beidler is the author of four commercially published books. Beidler writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), is a German Life magazine columnist and a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Early bird discount is available till 31th of March 2021
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View the list of Live and On Demand speakers and lectures and meet all speakers!

Have Conference Questions? Join Our Zoom Q&A Session Tuesday, March 30!

Are you excited about the upcoming IGGP German Genealogy Conference, but don’t know exactly what to expect?

Are you interested in attending, but want to make sure you get the best package for your genealogy goals?

Do you have other questions about the conference that you want answered before you register?
Or are you already registered, but want to know how to plan your week?

Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 30! Next Tuesday, March 30, at 12:00 ET, is your chance to get all those conference questions answered live –  and hear other people’s questions that may help you as well.

To get any and all questions answered, register for the Conference Q&A with IGGP conference committee members James Beidler, Nancy Myers, and Katherine Schober here.  This will be a live event where you can type your questions in the chat box, and get the answer then and there from the three above-mentioned committee members. Looking forward to talking with you!

Meet Speaker Kim Ashford

Kim Ashford

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

Learning to Use German American Newspapers

German American newspapers can be a valuable resource if you can read them. Learn tips on how to find and use them even when your German language skills are minimal.


Kim Ashford has a passion for helping others learn how to research. She has a degree from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Family History.  She served as president of the Germanic Genealogy Society (MN) and is one of the founders and a previous board member of the IGGP.

Early bird discount is available till 31th of March 2021
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View the list of Live and On Demand speakers and lectures and meet all speakers!

Meet Speaker Camille Andrus

Camille Andrus, BA, AG® 

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

Essential Resources for research in East and West Prussia

An introduction to helpful websites for researching your ancestors from East and West Prussia.

Pomeranian Perks: Resources for research in Pomerania

An overview of tools for researching your ancestors in Pomerania.


Camille Andrus, BA, AG® earned a BA in Genealogy with a German minor from Brigham Young University. She is a Research Consultant at the Family History Library specializing in Armenian, German, and Polish research. Camille serves on the FEEFHS board, as an ICAPGenSM commissioner, and as a Vice President of AHSGR’s Intermountain chapter.

Early bird discount is available till 31th of March 2021
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Meet Marquee Speaker Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, and consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services.  Diahan’s 22 years of experience is reflected in her passion for genetic genealogy, her genuine love for people, and her gift for making the technical understandable.

At the IGGP Conference in July, Diahan will be presenting on It Is Getting Easier to Be Genetically German – The Latest Updates!. See you there! 

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