GGG - German Genealogy Group

Special Events

September 16, 2017
Steuben Parade

The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 65th Street to 86 Street. It is a wonderful day for members to feel their German pride and also get the word out to people about the GGG!

The first Steuben Parade was held in Ridgewood, Queens, and as it grew more and more popular, moved to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. 86th Street is actually called “Sauerkraut Boulevard,” the home of many German American establishments.

Plan to wear black pants and a red shirt. We provide the golden sashes. If you have German hat to top the outfit off, wear that as well!

We will be part of the Continental Division, group #702.
The meeting place is 70th Street between Madison & Park Avenues at 12 Noon - See Stephanie Messing

Please send an email to Jo Ann Schmidt with any questions.

September 30,  2017  - Saturday- Noon to 4:30 PM - Open to GGG members and their guests
GGG Autumn Luncheon
Pumpernickels’ Restaurant
640 Main Street, Northport 

 MENU:       Salad Plate
                   Choice of Entree, all served with vegetable and potato:  Sauerbraten, Wiener schnitzel, Chicken Francese, Broiled Tilapia
                   Dessert:  Ice Cream
                   Coffee and tea                 Other Beverages are COD                                  

The price is $24 and includes gratuity. Checks are due in advance.

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Please make check payable to the GGG and mail to: GGG ~ c/o JoAnn Schmidt
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If you have any questions you can email JoAnn at:

October 9, 2017 - Sunday  -  10:45 am - Open to GGG members and their guests
GGG Eighth Annual Cemetery Crawl
Holy Cross Cemetery - 3620 Tilden Avenue, East Flatbush, Brooklyn 

It really seems amazing that 2017 marks the 8th year GGG members have been “crawling” around local cemeteries. It’s time once again to make your cemetery reservations! The 8th Annual Cemetery Crawl will be held on October 8, 2017. (Rain Date October 15th) This year we will be crawling at Holy Cross Cemetery in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. At 10:45 we will all be meeting at the main gate at 3620 Tilden Avenue. (From Long Island, take the Belt Parkway to Flatbush Ave, North, Exit 11N, bear right to Brooklyn Ave. to the intersection of Tilden Ave. The entrance is on your right) This beautiful cemetery was opened in 1849, and today encompasses 96 acres.

JoAnn Schmidt, GGG member and Cemetery “Expert,” will be leading the group. It is imperative that you register by email so in the event of weather that forces a change in plans, you can be notified by JoAnn. A decision to cancel related to rain will be made by 8:30 am.

For members who have never attended, it is not about only visiting family graves, it is about sharing the stories of some of those who rest in this beautifully maintained oasis. Please make your “cemetery reservation” by emailing Jo Ann at Each year we have had a turnout of at least 20-30 members and their families. Consider joining your fellow history lovers for this free event.
International German Genealogy Partnership
3-Day Conference, Sacramento, California, Saturday, beginning June 15, 2019
Theme: STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries

The International German Genealogy Partnership, which seeks to facilitate German genealogy research globally, is pleased to announce that hotel reservations for its 2019 conference are open as of March 1, 2018.
The partnership will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks during its international conference in Sacramento, California, beginning on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the IGGP's 2017 inaugural conference.
Hotel information may be read at:
Further details on the conference itself may be read at:
Information on the partnership is available at:

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