Virtual Event!

The International German Genealogy Partnership is thrilled to announce that the 2021 International German Genealogy Conference will be held virtually from 17 July to 24 July 2021 with the theme of "Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen". This new format allows both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world - including many from our partner organizations in Germany - to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?

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Marquee Speakers

These presenters will be the headliners for the LIVE! conference days on 17 and 24 July:

Ute Brandenburg

“Von Schickago Gradeaus” - Wohin wanderte Onkel August aus, und wie finde ich seine Nachkommen?

Dr. Wolfgang Grams

Streben nach Glück - deutsche Auswanderung nach Amerika

Timo Kracke

Compgen und viel mehr - entdecken sie die online Quellen der genealogischen Vereine in Deutschland.

Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG, FUGA

Enumerated, Registered and Forgotten: Censuses and Residential Registration in Germany

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

What are the tools we can use to figure out which Johann Christoph is mine?

Katherine Schober, MA

A Wealth of Websites: Deciphering the German Script Made Easy

Diahan Southard

It is Getting Easier to Be Genetically German - The Latest Updates!

Michael Strauss, AG

German 1848ers and Their Fight Towards Freedom

On-Demand Sessions

Our powerhouse list of presenters does not stop with the speakers on the LIVE! days. We have an On-Demand package of more than 50 pre-recorded lectures coming to you from experts on German genealogy from around the world, as well as many of your favorite speakers from the United States. Our full On-Demand lineup includes Roland Paul, Irmtraud Tiemann, and Dirk Weissleder from Germany; Benjamin Hollister from Australia; Andre Hammann from Brazil; and Gail Blankenau, Fritz Juengling, and Michael Lacopo from the U.S.



Gold Sponsor

MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, and with sophisticated matching technologies, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future. It is home to the world's best tools for colorizing and enhancing historical photos, and the comprehensive MyHeritage DNA test, which now provides the highest resolution ethnicity reports on the market, covering 2,114 geographic regions along with many other essential tools for genetic genealogy.

Bronze Sponsor

The Pommern Special Interest Group was established 21 years ago in Southern California when they began to publish the Die Pommerschen Leute (The Pomeranian People) Newsletter after its founder Myron Gruenwald passed away. It is a quarterly newsletter containing genealogical and cultural information for descendants of those who lived in Pomerania. Visit our Facebook for a variety of genealogical resources.

Bronze Sponsor

Legacy Tree Genealogists is the world’s leading genealogy research firm, combining genetic genealogy and records research to solve even the most challenging family history mysteries. Founded in 2004, our mission is to bridge the divide between clients and their ancestors, helping them discover their roots and personal history. Legacy Tree has carefully selected a team of professional genealogists who specialize in hundreds of countries and languages and are experts at searching the world for answers and finding the un-findable.


Registration: Take advantage of the discounted Early Bird registration fee when you register by 31 March 2021.

Upgrade Your Package: Decided that you want more IGGP Live? Easily upgrade your current registration package to the IGGP Works Package with USB Flash Drive. Contact

Cancellation Policy:  If your schedule changes and you are not able to attend IGGP LIVE!, consider the OnDemand Package for a full year of IGGP OnDemand content. If you must cancel your registration, all cancellations must be received by 1 June 2021. For all cancellations, contact

Questions: Contact IGGP Conference Chair Jim Beidler at

  • Includes Marquees, Expo, Networking, & Demo Presentations
    (Regular pricing of $169 starts April 1)

  • All 50-plus OnDemand Sessions | 12 Month OnDemand Access | available 24 hours after session | Demo Presentations
    (Regular pricing of $229 starts April 1)

  • LIVE! & On-Demand plus Expo, Networking, & Demo Presentations
    (Regular pricing of $279 starts April 1)

  • Everything! Everything above plus preloaded USB Flash Drive & audio sessions
    (Regular pricing of $295 starts April 1)


As we get closer to the conference, you’ll receive log-in information to help you build a profile identifying your specific genealogy interests. The more details you provide, the better you’ll be able to find other registrants and vendors with your same affinities during the conference as well as be made aware of what our sponsors and exhibitors have available to help you individually! Take the first step now and REGISTER today!

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