Books & Gift
We are constantly
searching for materials that our members can use in their understanding
of Ostfriesland. Many of the books listed below have been
translated into English by OGSA President Gene Janssen.
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Great gift ideas from the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America for anyone interested in Ostfriesen genealogy and culture. Proceeds from sales go towards furthering the
mission of OGSA.
More books are being printed - stay in touch!
11" x 17" mounted on a 1/4" x 24" dowel
Price: $12.00 In stock! We also have a couple of
larger flags in stock. Call us for info.
Map of Ostfriesland
22" x 24" this map is folded scale is 1:200,000
This colorful map covers the area east of Winschoten in The Netherlands,
north of Papenburg and west of Oldenburg and includes the Islands in the North Sea.
Every small village is included in this map along with crosses indicating
churches (not indexed). Also noted are the villages that were lost due
to storm floods. Frame it for your family!
Freizeitatlas Ostfriesland (Scale
|This book of maps is a MUST for anyone researching or
traveling to Ostfriesland! It includes pages of very detailed
maps. Each small street and roadway is noted along with churches,
restaurants, gas stations, and other points of interest. There
is information on each map face page about the area that is written in
German, but what you really need are the good maps!
$18.00 (Highly Recommended)
Sweatshirts and T-Shirts
Embroidered with Ostfriesen Genealogical Society
or So Schön Ostfriesen on the front.
Good quality great for travel in Osfriesland!
Colors: black, navy blue, red, white
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Not currently in stock, must be ordered.
Price: T-shirts (all sizes) $20.00
Sweatshirts (S, M, L, XL) $28.00
Embroidered with Ostfriesland across the front.
One size fits all. Colors: black, navy blue, red
A big hit in Ostfriesland.
Ostfriesland Ortssippenbücher (OSBs)
Please see the OSB page for general details for a
description and about availability.
Because of the unpredictable and limited supply of these books, please contact
current pricing and availability of the OSB you want.
Shipments take six to eight weeks.
Some OSB are currently in stock.
Introduction to Ostfriesen Genealogy & Research!
are new to genealogical research for this area, you will need this
book. Patronymical naming systems, social status, church
records and more!
past issues of the OGSA newsletter along with additional data.
By Lin Cornelius Strong, OGSA news editor.
CHURCHES OF OSTFRIESLAND,
by George W. Heikes and Gene Janssen (Original Title: Ostfriesen
Originally, this book was written by Dr. Robert Noah and
published in German by the Ostfriesische Landschaft. This book gives
wonderful details about historically significant churches in
Ostfriesland. You will want a copy of this for your personal library
and for gifts to give to friends and relatives. Front cover is color,
black and white illustrations and pictures. Includes a comprehensive
glossary of terms.
This is a must for your personal library!
Brief History of Ostfriesland
Originally published in Jever as Kurze
By Carl Woebecken
Translated into English by Gene Janssen, 2000
Written in 1949, this 76 page book covers the history
of Ostfriesland from the year 400 and the Saxon's and Dane's in
Ostfriesland through the reign of the Cirksena Family and the
This is an important book for anyone with Ostfriesen
So Schön ist Ostfriesland (So Beautiful is Ostfriesland)
photographed by Dirk Rademaker; text by Ewald Christophers
This 96-page book is filled with 100 colored pictures taken all over Ostfriesland from small villages to larger cites, from old windmills and dikes to life on the North Sea. This is a hardcover book written in English, French, and German. It deserves a place on your coffee table where your guests can take a mini tour of Ostfriesland and appreciate the unique beauty of that part of Germany. It is a book you will read over and over again.
From Squire to Prince
Being a History of the Rise of the House of Cirksena
by Walter Phelps Dodge
This 120 page book traces the history of the family who ruled Ostfriesland from 1441 to 1625.
This is a fictional account based on historical data. Well worth
reading! It's an easy interesting read!
1,000 Years of Catastrophic Floods on the
Ostfriesen Coast by Heiner Schroder, translated by OGSA member Gene
Janssen Newly formatted with new maps.
This book tells the story
of storm floods on the North Sea coast and specifically on the
Ostfriesen coast from the beginning of dike building around the year
1000. C. E.
Newly Formatted & Printed!
Ostfriesen, Who They Were & How They Lived
This book was written by Pastor Jürgen
Hoogstraat of Victorbur, Ostfriesland, based on his lectures at the
2003 OGSA conference.
How did your ancestors live?
Were they rich farmers or very poor moor farmers? How did they
celebrate holidays and live their daily lives?
This is excellent data that you need
to know! This was printed for the 2010 OGSA conference and
sold out immediately. Lin Strong edited the book and took the
pictures. This is a book you need for your research.
East Friesland: The 7 Sea-lands
published by Ostfriesische Landschaft
A collection of historical and cultural sketches accompanied by many beautiful photographs and illustrations. 30 pages, soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
• God created the sea, the Friesians the coast.
• An important piece of history...
• Fresh wind
• Islands of Peace...
• Celestial Sounds
• Free Farmers
• Self-confident Citizens
• Artistic Nobility
• Arcadian on the North Sea and more...
The East Friesians in America
This book was written by Pastor Schnucker in 1917
about the early Ostfriesen colonies.
It was translated into English by Kenneth De
Wall and has been reformatted and printed by OGSA.
Great insight into life at that time! Hundreds of names of early
immigrants. Make sure you get a copy of this book!
A Krummhörn Tour
This book was written by Jürgen Hoogstraat
and translated into English by Gene Janssen. It is an easy read and draws
the reader along the road through the countryside. The Krummhörn is
located west and north of Emden along the North Sea Coast
Have you wondered about how and why our
ancestors emigrated from Ostfriesland? Pastor Jürgen Hoogstraat of
Victorbur, Ostfriesland is an authority on this subject.
The book was originally written in
Germany and translated into English by Gene Janssen.
You need to read this book!
Großefehn is one of the most beautiful
villages in Ostfriesland. If you are interested in history, windmills and
how early residents lived, you need to read this book - even if your ancestors
were not residents of the area.
Gene Janssen translated this book into
Ostfriesen Windmills - a favorite
of every visitor to Ostfriesland. Colored pictures of all the mills along
with a colored map showing their locations.
Originally published by the
Ostfriesische-Landschaft in German, translated into English by Gene Janssen.
The Butjadingen area includes the
villages of Varel, Berne, Jade and up along the coast. The history of
Butjadingen is also the history of Ostfriesland.
How early residents influenced by the
North Sea, the coasts and history! Short history of each of the villages
and photographs by Lin Cornelius Strong.
The newsletter has been published by OGSA
for 13 years. Back issues of many issues are available. Issues from
2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 are available by subscription and can be downloaded
from our website or sent by pdf attachments.
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