International German Genealogy Partnership

2019 Int'l German Genealogy Conference

2019 IGGC Attendees, Presenters & Volunteers – details, Details, and DETAILS!
Get the most out of your conference experience!
May 28 volunteer orientation video from SGGS
View the video  (4.9 GB)
This video was recorded on 28 May.  Designed for volunteers, it’s well-worth watching for all 2019 IGGC attendees to help you get the most out of the conference – even before you arrive. It’s an orientation to the conference hotel, meeting rooms, schedule and additional activities.
Here’s a time mark and what’s in each section. It’s okay to skip around to different sections if you choose!

Ingeborg Carpenter
Bill Cole
Bill Cole

Bill Cole
Cyndi Young
Susan Torguson
Susan Torguson
Kristy Cole
Susan Torguson
Susan Torguson
Bill Cole
The Basics: Conference Hotel
& Meeting Rooms
Each Day’s Schedule at a Glance
Walking Tours
Room Monitors
Presenters Hosts
Meal Tickets
Information Desk
QR Code Practice
ON MAY 27.
Video Update from Conference Co-Chair Bill Cole:
Great Expectations for Attendees
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Beginning on Saturday, June 15, 2019, Sacramento will host the second international conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). More than 700 people are expected to attend the conference to focus on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world.
The conference there, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the 2017 inaugural conference.
The "gold" theme is especially appropriate given Sacramento history. John Sutter, born as Johann August Sutter in Baden, in what is southwestern Germany, eventually settled in Sacramento Valley and built a sawmill where gold was found in 1848.  That discovery set off the California Gold Rush. 

The 2019 International German Genealogy Conference, to be held in downtown Sacramento at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks –Geographic, Technology, Advancing Your Research, and more. Attendees will learn from genealogists, authors, historians, and archivists who are top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study. It’s a sure bet that more than one visitor will shout “EUREKA!” upon learning something that breaks through a brick wall or offers new understanding of their family’s history – German and non-German researchers alike.
Ms. Amy Chidester from San Diego, California, and Chair of the Presenters’ Team, says, “The IGGP International Conference has emerged as one of the top international Germanic genealogy conferences. We are working hard to exceed the standard set in 2017. If you are interested in the genealogy of the German-speaking peoples, this is a conference you cannot miss.”
IGGP comprises more than 100 organizations around the world. IGGP’s mission is “to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally-recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.”
IGGP held its first international conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. Participants travelled from Europe, North America, South America and Australia. German genealogy expert and columnist for German Life Magazine, James M. Beidler from eastern Pennsylvania, observed. “I’ve been coming to genealogy conferences around the country for nearly 20 years. The first IGGP conference in 2017 was the best I’ve ever attended in terms of organization, facilities, program and sheer energy. I’m looking forward to Sacramento in 2019 to be even better!”
The conference is hosted by the Sacramento German Genealogy Society supported by a consortium of Germanic Genealogy Societies across the Golden State.
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send mail to:
2019 IGGC
11230 Gold Express Dr. #310-415
Gold River CA 95670-4484