The Sacramento German Genealogy Society

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft fĂźr Familienkunde e.V.


The Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) is known as one of the major organizations in its field. Founded in 1983, SGGS is registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

SGGS promotes the search for family histories of members with a German heritage, providing education resources for those seeking to learn about methods of researching their German ancestry.  We seek to increase the public’s understanding of culture and history of ancestors who lived in German-speaking areas of Europe.

Although SGGS is based in Sacramento, its over 800 members live in forty of the United States and three foreign countries.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 660061
Sacramento, CA 95866-0061

Contact language:  English



Genealogical Society / Special Interest Group / Resource Library



SGGS typicaly holds hybird meetings (in-person and via Zoom) on the fourth Tuesday of most months.  Meetings usually feature an in-person lecture by a local or national speaker with occassional remote presentaions.  The featured speaker of the month is usually available to answer questions following his/her talk.

Annual Seminar
The annual seminar, is an all-day gathering of German family historians, with lectures presented by one or more nationally known scholars – SGGS’ major event of the year.  Besides offering training sessions, such an event may also include special activities such as one-on-one consultations with German research experts.


Individual / Organization $30 / Year
Couple $35 / Year

Membership Benefits:

  • Subscription to our prize-winning journal, Der Blumenbaum
  • Emailed notifications of our monthly meetings and special events featuring speakers who will provide you with information to help with your German-related family research
  • Discounted admission to our annual seminar
  • Access to the members-only section of our website.