Welcome to the new MAGS web site!
The MAGS officers are excited to be able to present a new on-line look for our organization. You will find many new features on this site. The site also provides us a better ability to manage our membership and communicate with our members.
Fall 2016 Workshop and Conference
October 21st and 22nd
Wyndham Garden Hotel
See the Events page for details
|25 May 2016
||The June 2016 issue of Der Kurier has been posted to the Members page.
|25 May 2016
||Flip-Pal Approved for Use by NARA
This document from the National Archives (NARA) describes the approved use of Flip-Pal mobile scanner in NARA research rooms. It's combination of treating the original gently and safely due to its non-abrasive flat bed (not a sheet feed with rollers), low heat and light intensity, and ability to scan objects of any size using the EasyStitch software makes it ideal for your genealogy research visit.
20 May 2016
|Our own Debra Hoffman will present a lecture at the Fairfax Genealogical Society. See Events / Other Events for details.
|5 May 2016
||The new Published Pension Appeals database has been added to the site, with nearly 5000 new names. Additional records from Frankfort were added to the Consular Estates database.
|24 Apr 2016
||Minutes of our Spring 2016 workshop and conference have been posted to the Documents and Reports page under the Members tab.
|3 Apr 2016
Merl Arp - Longtime member of MAGS dies at age 85
Merl had been a member of MAGS since the mid-1980's and had been active on the board for many years. Until his death he continued to serve as the MAGS liasion with several German-American societies in Maryland and nationally. He constantly was trying to get these cultural societies to understand the importance of genealogy.
|20 Mar 2016
New German Genealogy Website Offers Digitized Church Records
|6 Mar 2016
||A new guide for the consulate at Weimar was added to the Research Guides page.
|16 Feb 2016
||A new guide for the consulate at Schwerin was added to the Research Guides page.
|12 Feb 2016
||In German Research, new sources with links for maps and photographs. New photos in the Image Library.
Gift from the Archives
MAGS will periodically display images of interest, including postcards, letterhead, and other historical documents discovered at the National Archives and other locations. Check back frequently to see what's new. In addition, members will have access to a photo gallery and library of images to browse.