Registration Opens Feb. 1 for International German Genealogy Conference in July

News release from the International German Genealogy Partnership
(formerly German-American Genealogical Partnership)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Registration opens Feb. 1 for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Early, discounted registration runs through March: $225 for individuals belonging to organizations that are members of the International German Genealogy Partnership (formerly German-American Genealogical Partnership), and $250 for all others. Regular registration begins April 1 at the standard rate, $299.

Register by completing and mailing a print form or by completing the online form available at the Partnership website . Print forms can be downloaded from the website and are also available through local genealogy societies that are members of the Partnership.

A 12-page registration booklet containing specifics on the conference, including daily schedules and presentations, is available on the website and in print from local societies.

Hotel rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minn., venue for the conference, sold out in December. Additional nearby hotels are offering special rates for conference attendees. Go to or for hotel information and room reservations.

The conference features more than 70 presentations over three full days. An all-star lineup of speakers includes many well-known international figures, including Roger Minert, Ernest Thode, Dirk Weissleder of Germany, Baerbel Johnson, Fritz Juengling, Michael Lacopo, James Beidler, Paula Stuart-Warren, Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Jill Morelli, Stephen Morse, and others from Germany and Australia. The conference —“Connections: International. Cultural. Personal — also offers a unique opportunity for German genealogists to make personal connections nationally and internationally. Daily “Connections” sessions and a slate of presentations on regional specialties are planned. “This may be one of the largest German genealogy events ever held in the United States,” said officials of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, host of conference and a co-founder of the Partnership, which is organizing the conference.

The International German Genealogy Partnership is a young and rapidly growing international organization. Founded in 2015, it joins German genealogy societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the 65 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.

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2017 RootsTech Survival Guide – The Expo Hall!

While a good portion of your time may be spent soaking up an unbelievable amount of genealogical research information, definitely plan to make the rounds at the Expo Hall over the course of the conference.

With over 130 exhibitors, you’re bound to come across a new genealogy service, or book, or website, or society, that will really enhance your research.

The 2017 RootsTech phone app has a very handy listing of all of the exhibitors, their booth number, and their websites.   We’ve compiled that information for you here also, followed by a fairly current map of the Exhibit Hall by booth number so you can figure out where your favorite vendors will be.

638 23 and Me
922 American Ancestors
317 Ancestor Cloud
1029 Ancestral Quest (Incline Software)
1125 Ancestral Systems LLC
303 Ancestry
1740 Animoto
230 ArkivDigital AD AB
1332 Association of Professional Genealogists
829 Backblaze
1206 The Bead Farm
828 Billion Graves
1536 Branches
1245 BYU
1643 By Land or By Sea none
1226 BYU-Idaho
1640 CaptionCall
135 Cherokee Nation
1428 Church History Department
1534 The Connections Games
1427 Crystall Inn Hotel & Suites
1227 DAR
1142 Day One
1118 Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
338 Drouin Institute
1222 e-ImageData Corporation
1117 E-Z Photo Scan
1441 Elk Meadow Designs
1628 Epson America
1235 Evidentia Software
1835 Excelsior College
1324 Extreme Genes
629 Famicity
1043 Family ChartMasters
1127 Family Heritage Publishers
1232 The Family History Guide L3c
1836 The Family Nexus
1844 Family Tree and Me
636 Family Tree DNA
1136 Family Tree Magazine
225 Family Tree Maker
1326 Family Trees and Timelines
515 Family.Me
1007 FamilySearch Book Scanning
635 FamilySearch Coaches Corner
214 FamilySearch Missionary Recruitment
702 Find My Past
142 Finland’s Family History Association
1837 Fjor Films
224 Fold3
802 Forever
1930 Funtastic Wholesale
1025 The Game of Genealogy
1631 Genealogy Tours of Scotland
333 Genealogy WallCharts
1132 GenealogyDOTcoach
539 Geneanet
1542 GenerationStory
4123 Georgia Genealogical Society
1333 GPS Origins
1126 Group National Publishing
1334 Heritage Genealogical College
1831 Heritage of
Heirloom Show & Tell
1834 High 5 Communications
232 Historic Journals
1841 HistoryLines
1027 ICAPGen
1019 Iimage Retrieval Inc
1842 The In-Depth Genealogist
1735 Intelligent Image Management
336 International German Genealogy Partnership
137 Irish Family History Centre
1335 JoyFLIPS
814 JRNL
1540 kidsHeritage
1433 Kindex
415 Konica Minolta Bus Solutions USA
1336 Larsen Digital Services
1444 LDS Ancestral Families Assoc
1023 Legacy Books
1731 Legacy Family Tree
615 Legacy Republic
1119 Legacy Tree Genealogists
1123 LifeBio
1138 Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
1633 Maia’s Genealogy & History Books
1144 Maureen Taylor
1524 Moorshead Magazines
523 MooseRoots
1642 Mountain West Digital Library
330 Museu del Cognome
316 MyCanvas
502 MyHeritage
519 National Genealogical Society
1322 New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
1327 Our Family Storybook
734 Pictures & Stories, Inc
1934 Pioneer Maps
1942 Publish Your Legacy Now
235 Qidenus
Qroma LLC
1434 ResearchTies LLC
1426 RootFinder
723 RootsMagic
1741 Salt Lake CC Continuing Education
1528 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
1437 Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
133 Southern California Genealogical Society
1442 ST Imaging
1845 Story 2 Ink
1440 TapGenes
1436 TMC Place Audio Video & Film Transfer
334 Twile
239 Ukranian Bar for Foreign Affairs
1337 University of Dundee
1644 University of Strathclyde
1445 Unlock the Past
1323 Utah Division of State History
1429 Utah Genealogical Association
1422 Utah State Archives
1229 WikiTree
1037 Your DNA Guide

(Download the above list in PDF form here)
*please note that Kindex is at Booth 1433

 (Download the PDF for this map here)

2017 ConferenceKeeper RootsTech 2017 Expo Hall Map


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