Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

OGSA Conference

2018 Ostfriesen Family Reunion/National Conference


Our 2018 Conference should be our best ever!  We have a great speaker line-up and many new resources for your reference. 


Friday July 27, 2018 - Monday July 30, 2018


Hillert Hillebrands; Ostfriesen researcher and OSB author, Saturday keynote speaker

Daniel Broersman, University of Groningen, Sunday keynote speaker

Fritz Juengling, Certified Genealogist, 2016 keynote speaker, Monday keynote speaker

Lin Strong, OGSA President, Newsletter Editor

Gene Janssen, Emigrant database and Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist

Roger Peters
Kim Ashford

Gregg Gropel

John Durdel

Mary Jane Haemig
Jens and Jane Delger, Oldenburg Research


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bloomington - Minneapolis South,

7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, Minnesota     Directions


Conveniently located off I-494 and Hiway 100
All conference sessions, the research library, bookstore and meals are onsite
Discounted lodging rates are available while they last or until July 6, 2018
- Contact the hotel at 1-866-271-8967 and ask for the Group Code GSM for your rate.
Free hotel shuttles from the airport and Mall of America are available

Click here for the Conference Brochure which includes the registration form.

Click here for the
Conference Program

Conference Highlights

This is a great opportunity to meet "new cousins" and share stories with friends.  Some of the other highlights include:
Concurrent basic to advanced sessions on Ostfriesen cultural and research topics
Speakers from the US and Germany
Extensive on-site research library with extended hours availability
Onsite bookstore featuring most of the Ostfriesland OSBs and more
Finding connections through DNA research
Dutch research sessions
Vendors offering Ostfriesland merchandise and tea!
Silent auction with many distinctive items
Research assistance
Closing banquet on Monday evening
Optional evening events including bus tours and more!


Quick Registration

Select the button below to register and pay for the All Inclusive Full Conference Registration as outlined in the Conference Brochure, $375.00.  Selecting this option will forward your address and payment information to the OGSA.

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