International German Genealogy Partnership

2023 Conference (Initial Press Release)

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference June 9-11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA


03 May 2022 – Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA is the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference focuses on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world.

Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about half the residents claiming German ancestry. The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is the local host for the 2023 event, with support from local German societies, genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne

The 2023 IGGP International Conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Conference Center and will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks. Attendees will learn from top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study, including genealogists, authors, historians and archivists.

Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the ACPL’s Genealogy Center’s historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories. 

Join us 9 June – 11 June, 2023 for this exciting conference. Partnership Leadership Day will be 8 June, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!

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About the International German Genealogy Partnership 

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 traveled from Europe, North America, South America and Australia.

The 2023 conference is hosted by the Allen County Public Library with its acclaimed Genealogy Center and supported by a local German societies, local genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne. Details of the Fort Wayne conference will be posted when available on the IGGP website. 

 Germans arrived in America as early as Jamestown in 1607. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that almost 50 million people in the United States have German roots – the largest ethnic minority in the country at that time. The 2010-2014 American Community Survey found almost 15 percent of the U.S. population can claim German ancestry.
International German Genealogy Partnership
P.O. Box 16312
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116-0312