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

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.)

  • We have a 32 page quarterly newsletter available to members.  
    Membership benefits include discounts on OSB & other products. 

    Join our organization today!   Help us preserve the history, culture & customs of Ostfriesland!
     

  • Non-Members A sample newsletter is available at the left, bottom corner.  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 still 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  You can join or renew your membership online and pay with Paypal.  It's time to renew for 2015!  Or send in your payment.  Automatic renewal is also available.  You can even buy a gift membership this way!  Click on the "Member Info" button (top left column).  We appreciate our members!  

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  • PROGRAM: (NOTE new date!)
    Saturday, April 18th, Minnesota Genealogical Society, Classroom
    Reading and understanding original records, Roger Peters & Lin Strong
    Potluck lunch, all dishes and utensils provided.

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    RESOURCES:
    OGSA ORDER FORM  (Ostfriesen books translated into English, maps and more!
    2015 OGSA MEMBERSHIP FORM - download here.
                                                                                         
    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.        

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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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