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Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America
Moin! 
Welcome to our OGSA Website!
 

The OGSA Board of Directors wishes all of you a blessed holiday season!

The genealogy website for those with ancestors from the Ostfriesland area of Germany.
(Ostfriesland is located in the NW corner of Germany, bordered by The Netherlands and the North Sea.)
Look for our newly designed and updated website in January!

  • We have a 32 page quarterly newsletter available to members.  
    Membership benefits include discounts on OSB & other products. 
    Join our organization today and purchase a gift membership, too!  Help us preserve the wonderful history, culture & customs of Ostfriesland!
     

  • Non-Members A sample newsletter is available at the left, bottom corner - it is one of our most popular emigration issues.  Click on the blinking button.  
     

  • MEMBERS:  The January, April, July and October newsletters are online the first day of each of those months, but may be on a few days earlier if completed.  Print copies are typically mailed the first of these months and are sent by bulk mail.  You should receive them within a week or two.  If you request a print copy, you can also download the newsletter at any time!  If you cannot download please contact us for a pdf copy.  Download them from the "Members Only" button on the left.

    NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS  - 2016 OGSA MEMBERSHIP FORM - download here.
    You can join or renew your membership online and pay with Paypal.   
    Click on the "Member Info" button (top left column). 
    Your membership is due now for 2016.
      Automatic yearly renewal is also available. 
    Buy a gift membership for a family member or friend! 
    Please renew early to save OGSA the cost of sending your newsletters by first class mail. 
    You will receive the online membership codes by postal mail in December - watch for it to arrive immediately after Christmas. 
    No journal issues will be online before January 1, 2016.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Movie Day!...............................10 a.m., Minnesota Genealogical Society Library
          Skating on the Canals (in Former Times)
          A View From Above
          Potluck lunch at noon
          1 p.m. Annual Meeting

  • Saturday, April 2, 2015...........................................................10 a.m., Minnesota Genealogical Society Library
          Program - Check later for details!

  • Sunday - Wednesday, July 31 - August 3................................OGSA's Conference!
          Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bloomington, MN
          Mark your calendars!    

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    RESOURCES:
    OGSA ORDER FORM  (Ostfriesen books translated into English, maps and more!
    Ask us about OGSA Gift Certificates!  info@ogsa.us

     

  • Newsletter Information:   Lin@ogsa.us / Lin Strong, News Editor - 651-269-3580
    Library, Orders:               Gene Janssen @ com cast. net    (remove spaces in email addresses)                                   
      
    Membership:                    info@ogsa.us or Lin@ogsa.us       
    Email Contact:                 info@ogsa.us or Lin@ogsa.us 

    OGSA Phone No.: 651-269-3580

    OGSA Mail Address: 1670 So. Robert St, #333, West St Paul, MN 55118   

          RESEARCH & LIBRARY INFORMATION
        
 The OGSA LIBRARY COLLECTION is located in the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS),
          1185 Concord St. No., South St. Paul, MN 
  (MGS Phone: 651-455-9057   http://www.mngs.org)

  • The MGS Library is currently open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 
    The MGS website includes the hours and days they are open.  The library is staffed with volunteers who will help you.
    If you are coming a distance, please
    call MGS at
    (651) 455-9057 to verify hours. 

  • There is no charge for OGSA members to use the library at any time.

  • The OGSA collection is in the northwest corner of the library. 

  • If you wish to use the library at other times or would like research assistance, please contact us at info@ogsa.us or call 651-269-3580. 

  •  If you are coming during any holiday weekend, please call MGS (651) 455-9057 to make sure the library is open, or check their website.

  • During weekdays there is a small cafe (open during the noon hours) located on the main level. 

  • Click here for directions!
     

  • Do you need research help?  Contact us at info@ogsa.us for pricing.
    There are discounts for current OGSA members!
       

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OTHER INFORMATION

 Wo Sind Sie Geblieben, six volume set of books + index with obituary information compiled from the Ostfriesische Nachrichten (originally published in Breda, IA.  If you had emigrant ancestors you need this set of books!  Order Form  

The Ostfriesen Ortssippenbücher Prefaces are filled with historical data.  Lengths vary!  Order Form
 

 OGSA ORDER FORM  Ostfriesen books translated into English, maps and more! 
Includes the newly published "Legends of Ostfriesland!"

 
 
OGSA's Guide to Terms Used in OSB, OFB and Other Reference Books  - It's Free - Click HERE!

UPDATED! Index to articles in the 2001-2014 OGSA Newsletters! (free) Click HERE!

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SPECIAL PAGES!
Low German - Do you have stories or other items to share?  
Also check out this Low German website!  http://www.de-plattsnackers.de/.


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  • ontact us at: ogsa@ogsa.us or 651-451-6472 (leave a message and someone will  return your call within a couple of days
 
 
 

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