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Welcome to the MAGS web site!

The MAGS officers are excited to be able to present a new on-line look for our organization. You will find many new features on this site. The site also provides us a better ability to manage our membership and communicate with our members.

What's New ?

8 Aug 2018 Five new or updated databases have been added recently. They are located on a separate page from the other databases while we wait for an upgrade to our hosting platform. You can read their descriptions and access them from the main database page or from here.
8 Aug 2018 Two new research guides have been added to the website. One is the guide to using the Stuttgart Consular records. The other is a fact sheet on the state of Württemberg. In addition, there are about 70 new post card images for Württemberg in the Image Gallery.
3 Aug 2018 The MAGS Ahnentafel book that was published in 2001 is now available online for members only. The PDF file is fully searchable. After you login, please click on the Surname Research box in the left margin, then MAGS Ahnentafel Book under that topic.
3 Aug 2018 Reports from the recent MAGS board meeting have been posted to the Members page under Documents and Reports.
10 Jun 2018 The June 2018 issue of Der Kurier is now available online to members. Once you login, select the Members tab and then Recent Der Kurier Issues under that heading.
3 May 2018 Online registration for the MAGS Fall conference and workshop in Lancaster, PA is now open. Please visit this page to register.
24 Apr 2018
MAGS Fall 2018 Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Members may obtain a special rate at the Doubletree at the following site:.
6 Mar 2018
2019 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
Sacremento, CA
Minneapolis was a great success. Please join us in California!
13 Feb 2018
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
Watch the video review of the Minneapolis Conference

Gift from the Archives

MAGS will periodically display images of interest, including postcards, letterhead, and other historical documents discovered at the National Archives and other locations. Check back frequently to see what's new. In addition, members have access to an image gallery and library of images to browse.

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar in the northwestern corner of Baden-Württemberg. The Rhine separates Mannheim from the city of Ludwigshafen, just to the west of it in Rhineland-Palatinate, and the border of Baden-Württemberg with Hesse is just to the north. Mannheim is downstream along the Neckar from the city of Heidelberg

August 24
Brats & beer in Zion's Garden
Sponsered by the German American Associations in Maryland Contact 410-727-3939 email: baltimorezion@gmail   Parking lot available on Gay Street

October 6
Deutsch-Amerikanischer Tag
NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY In the United States, National German-American Day is observed on October 6. 2018 This German-American heritage holiday commemorates the 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia.  These families founded Germantown, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1683.  The settlement was the first German establishment in the original thirteen ...

October 12
Analyzing Documents : A Hands-on Workshop
  Angela Packer McGhie, CG Are you getting the most information out of the genealogical documents you locate? Do you consider how reliable they may be and compare the information to other documents? Do you search for clues in each record? Taking the time to analyze documents for reliability, ...

October 13
Mid-Atlantic History & Resources
History of Baltimore Immigration Presented by Nicholas Fessenden European and particularly German immigrants arrived in Maryland and Pennsylvania and had a significant impact on Baltimore’s history. Find out what happened to these immigrants, trace their footsteps, and their influence on Maryland’s largest city.   Sister Ports: Philadelphia & Baltimore ...