Sacramento German Genealogy Society

What's New?

  • April Der Blumenbaum – Printing of the upcoming issue is done and it is currently at the mailing service. It is expected to be in the mail by Monday April 14. Go to the bottom of this page to view its table of contents.
  • SGGS Election – 2014 is an election year for SGGS. The election will be conducted during our annual meeting in June. If you have an interest taking your participation in this group to the next level, please contact us well before June. There are both board and non-board positions open. See the Help Wanted page in the members-only section for a list.
  • SGGS 2014 Spring Seminar – Pre-registration for the May 10 seminar has started. See the Spring Seminar page on this website for more information and to download the seminar brochure containing the pre-registration form.
  • German Holidays Calendar – Click on Calendar and you'll see the new "German Holidays" menu option appear directly under it.

Please Note
The April 22 general and study group meetings are not being held
due to the May 10 annual seminar.

Pre-registration for Seminar Still Open

Nationally known genealogy speaker Kory Meryink will address the latest and most useful tools for your genealogical research. Save money and ensure admittance by pre-registering. Attendance is limited.
  • The New FamilyTree at the FamilySearch Library
  • German Church Records
  • Internet Sources for German Research
For more information, go to this website's Spring Seminar page.

The latest issue of Der Blumenbaum is Volume 31, Number 4 (April, May, June 2014). It is expected to be in the mail by Monday April 14. For those of you who paid extra for first class mail delivery, those issues were provided to the Post Office on April 12.
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Upcoming Events
Apr 20:
Ostersonntag (Easter Sunday)
A festive day celebrating the Resurrection with special church services, Easter finds people giving and receiving Easter eggs and Easter hares on Easter Sunday.  In some areas, particularly in northern parts, people light Easter fires late in the evening of Holy Saturday. Some people stay up all night, keeping the Easter fires burning until dawn on Easter Sunday.
Apr 21:
Ostermontag (Easter Monday)
May 1:
Maifeiertag (May Day)
Known in English as May Day, Maifeierag is also known in Germany as Tag der Arbeit, first celebrated in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic in 1919, but it was not given holiday status until 1933. Maibäume (May poles) are traditionally erected on this day, In cities, the day is more political, with demonstrations for workers’ rights.