The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS) is a non-profit genealogical society founded in 1982.
MAGS Missionis to stimulate and facilitate research on Germanic genealogy and heritage in the mid-Atlantic region and to promote genealogical research of Germanic ancestors who settled in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the 17th through 20th centuries.
New Items Now Available!
15 Apr 2015 -Over 1600 more marriage records have been added to the Geissenhainer church record indexes. This completes the transcription of all available marriages that the pastor recorded between 1827 and 1870.
14 Apr 2015 - Our fall workshop and conference is now in the planning stages. They will be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 2015 at the Ramada Plaza in Hagerstown. Please see our Fall Meeting page for more details.
18 Mar 2015 -Several new databases extracted from The National Archives and Records Administrationn (NARA) Records of Foreign Service Posts in Germany were added to the Members Only section of the web site. Over 2000 more records were added to the database that contains military pensions paid to veterans living overseas.
9 Mar 2015 - The March 2015 issue of Der Kurier has been posted to the Members Only section of the web site.
9 Sep 2014 - Thousands more baptism, confirmation, and marriage records from 1852 through 1861 were added to the Geissenhainer church records. This database is available for anybody to search. Click on Church Records in the menu on the left side of the screen.
We have a limited supply of books written by John Humphrey in our bookstore. The price for the books is $10 each. Pennsylvania Births - Delaware County and Understanding and Using Baptismal Records are $5 each. Shipping is $4.50 for the first title and .50 for each additional title. 13 Books for $100. Shipping for a set is $15.00.
To order any of his books, download the MAGS store price list for John's books and mail the order to Judy Dohner.
Check our new Online Articles page. Note that some of the items related to the Articles are in the member's only section of the website.
We now have a global name search available from a tab on the left side of the page. This page allows you to search all the databases on the MAGS site for a name. Try it out and see what you find!
Our member's only web page now has several exciting new databases extracted from records of the United States Consulates in Bremen and Hamburg, Germany. They include marriages and emigrations from the mid 1800s.
There is a new Articles page as well.
Many documents related to Germany and our German ancestors are located at the National Archives in Washington, DC and in College Park, Maryland. We will feature several of these discoveries on our website. See an example below: