Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

Coming Events and Recordings

The following events below are planned and this page will be periodically updated with more information as the programs are finalized.  Please visit our new Webcasts page for recordings of prior sessions.


Thursday, March 11, 2021; 7:00 PM Central Time


I got my Ancestry DNA Results! Now What?


New to DNA research or just want to know more about your Ancestry Results? Find out why Ostfriesens have Scandinavian in their ethnicity, how to identify your Ostfriesen matches and why you aren't seeing any ThruLines. This is a live presentation so anything can happen? Follow along with your results, ask questions and learn more.


Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist

Register for the Zoom webinar here.


Recorded Events


German Christmas Markets

We’ll virtually visit German Christmas Markets—no airline ticket, no hotels to rent and no need to leave your comfy home.


You can tour the markets at the following link: 

German Christmas Markets Webcast.



Getting ready to attend on-line sessions:


1) Visit Zoom.us and download the Zoom browser plug-in - it is free.



Click on the orange button (Sign Up! It’s Free!)  Accept the cookies. 

Answer the questions!  When you get an account—you MUST keep track of your password!  



2) You MUST register in advance since capacity is limited.   Please be sure to attend if you register since someone else may have wanted your slot.


3) Make sure you note the date and time! 

4) You will receive a reminder before the class.  If you miss the class there may not be a video available.


OGSA Conferences



We will be holding on-line meetings and educational programs until it is safe to hold our next onsite conference.  Additional details about future events will be provided on this page, in our quarterly journals, and periodic e-mails.


The health and well-being of our members is our first priority as we schedule future events. We will monitor conditions and look for new ways to help support your research.  Please contact us at Memberships@ogsa.us if you have recommendations.