Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
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The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
Welcome to the website of the
Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
We are glad you came to visit. 
Please stay awhile.
Be sure to explore the links in
the red bar on the left.
If you live in the Milwaukee area, you are invited:
"The Life of Martin Luther" or: Martin Luther Visits Freistadt
Friday, February 10       7:00 pm
Lindenwood Community Center
As the Protestant world prepares to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, on this night
we will “meet” Martin Luther himself. With the assistance of Historian David Wiedenkeller,
come and listen as he tells about his life from Catholic friar to the father of the Lutheran Church. 
Learn how he questioned the role of the church and the purpose of God in the lives of Christians. 
He will discuss the works of his life that contributed to the separation of
Protestants and Catholics and his work in translating of the Holy Bible. 
Experience the life of this fascinating man and see why his contributions are still remembered today! 
Enough people have signed up to make the
trip to Pomerania in late May 2017 a go!
If you are considering joining the tour, Intertrav has
announced that the discounted rate is extended until January 17.
To find out more, click on "Pomeranian Tour" in the red bar at the left.
It will download a copy of the brochure to your computer.
To sign up or ask questions, contact Intertrav,
the travel agency coordinating the tour using
the e-mail or phone number in the brochure,
or call or stop at KM Tours in downtown Hartford.
For questions for PVF, e-mail information@pommerscher.org
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Pommerscher Verein Freistadt has recently joined
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP).
Click here to view the conference to be held in Minneapolis
28-30 July 2017 by IGGP.


Registration Opens Feb. 1 for International German Genealogy ‘Connections’ Conference in July 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Registration opens Feb. 1 for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Early, discounted registration runs through March: $225 for individuals belonging to organizations that are members of the International German Genealogy Partnership (formerly German-American Genealogical Partnership), and $250 for all others. Regular registration begins April 1 at the standard rate, $299. 


Register by completing and mailing a print form or by completing the online form available at the Partnership website www.IGGPartner.org , set to go live in late January. Print forms can be downloaded from the website and are also available through local genealogy societies that are members of the Partnership. PVF will have conference materials available at Lindenwood.


A 12-page registration booklet containing specifics on the conference, including daily schedules and presentations, is available on the website and in print from local societies. 


Hotel rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minn., venue for the conference, sold out in December. Additional nearby hotels are offering special rates for conference attendees. Go to www.IGGPartner.org or www.GGSMN.org for hotel information and room reservations. 


The conference features more than 70 presentations over three full days. An all-star lineup of speakers includes many well-known international figures, including Roger Minert, Ernest Thode, Dirk Weissleder of Germany, Baerbel Johnson, Fritz Juengling, Michael Lacopo, James Beidler, Paula Stuart-Warren, Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Jill Morelli, Stephen Morse, and others from Germany and Australia. 


The conference —Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. — also offers a unique opportunity for German genealogists to make personal connections nationally and internationally. Daily “Connections” sessions and a slate of presentations on regional specialties are planned. 


“This may be one of the largest German genealogy events ever held in the United States,” said officials of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, host of conference and a co-founder of the Partnership, which is organizing the conference. 


The International German Genealogy Partnership is a young and rapidly growing international organization. Founded in 2015, it joins German genealogy societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the 65 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.


Tour of Pomerania

A tour of northern Germany and Poland, to what was once Pomerania,
was conducted in May 2015. Enjoy some photos of the trip. 
The next trip WILL be held in 2017.