The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS) is a non-profit genealogical society founded in 1982.
The 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!
22 Aug 2015 - The September issue of Der Kurier has been posted to the Members Only section of our site.
29 Jun 2015 - Price lists for the MAGS Store were updated. Only 11 of the John T. Humphrey titles remain.
8 Jun 2015 -Nearly 1700 additional baptism records have been added to the Geissenhainer church record indexes. The current database includes baptisms from 1827 through February 1866. Entries through 1879 remain to be transcribed.
31 May 2015 -The June 2015 issue of Der Kurier has been posted to the Members Only section of our site. The brochure for our fall conference has also been published. See the conference page for more information.
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.
John Humphrey books - 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!