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Sad News – 2018 Flensburg Conference cancelled

Sad News – 2018 Flensburg Conference cancelled

Despite great interest from potential attendees, we need to cancel the 2018 Flensburg Genealogy Conference for English Speakers.

It was a wonderful idea that we hope to do in the future. The planning team was too small and the preparation time was simply too short to put together a quality conference. We had good enthusiasm, but we underestimated the large effort to accomplish this.

We thank everyone who encouraged us along the way and also thank each potential attendee for expressing your interest.

We encourage you to attend the 2018 Genealogentag (German Genealogists Conference) in Melle.


Kent Cutkomp

Yogi Reppmann

From Germanic Genealogy Society and International German Genealogy Partnership


February 28, 2018

Contact in USA: Kent Cutkomp, conference co-chair, + 1 (612) 920-8118,

Contact in Germany: Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann, conference co-chair, +49 (461) 5700078,


2018 Flensburg Genealogy Conference for English Speakers – September 27 - 30

FLENSBURG, GERMANY – Exciting opportunity to attend the first-ever three-day English language genealogy conference in Germany. The conference will be held in Flensburg, north of Hamburg, with historian Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann as the local co-chair. Flensburg is a romantic, scenic harbor town near the Danish border in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg Genealogy Conference for English Speakers runs from September 27 through September 30 with all conference presentations in English for Americans, Canadians, Britons, Australians and other international guests with ‘new’ German friends.

Conference details

The Flensburg Conference location is in the downtown harbor area of Flensburg. The conference begins with an evening welcome reception held on Thursday, September 27. Presentations will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the day with evening banquets on Friday and Saturday. You won’t want to miss the excursions to the nearby Wasserschloss (Water Castle) Glücksburg and Marineschule Mürwik (Naval Academy), seat of the last Nazi government.

Presentation topics will include: Regional presentations, research strategies for Germany, Poland, and for specific regions, Low German, German history and archives, how to connect with local researchers, historians and find German cousins, and websites to use when you return home.

Many well-known speakers will include: Dr. Magda Hulas – Director of the Polish Archives, Dirk Weissleder – chair of DAGV, Dr. Dieter Pust: Local genealogist, Jan Jessen: M.A., Danish Historian and Genealogist, Matthias Hattendorf: Hamburg, Historian and Genealogist, Dietrich Eicke: M.A., Historian and Genealogist, Prof. Detlev Kraack: Ploen, State Historian and Genealogist of the Herrscherhäuser (German nobility dynasties), Dr. Paul-Heinz Pauseback, Genealogist at, Dr. Klaus-D. Kohrt, Genealogist for Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein, Udo Baarck, Genealogist for Mecklenburg, Ursula Krause – podcast.

Two complementary conferences

The Flensburg Conference will be followed by the DAGV (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände) annual genealogy conference “Genealogentag” October 5 – 7 in Melle near Osnabrück in Lower Saxony. This event will include a celebration of German-American Day and an International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) leadership gathering. Attendees are encouraged to attend both events. These two conferences are a wonderful pairing of two events welcoming visitors from around the world. Leaders of the IGGP will be in attendance in both Flensburg and Melle.

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