Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

OGSA Conference

2020 Ostfriesen Family Reunion/National Conference


2020 conference planning is underway and it should be another great event!  We have a great speaker line-up and there will be many new resources for your reference. 


Additional information and registration details will be posted here soon!


Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020


Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist, Plenary speaker
Helmut Fischer, President of the Upstalsboom-Gesellschaft, Aurich, Germany
Lin Strong, OGSA President, Newsletter Editor
Gene Janssen, Emigrant database and Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Roger Peters
Other speakers, watch for updates


Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport Hotel,

3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425     Directions


Conveniently located off I-494 and 34th Avenue South
All conference sessions, the research library, bookstore and meals are onsite
Discounted lodging rates are available while they last or until July 9, 2020
- Contact the hotel at 1-800-227-6963 or 952-854-9000 and reference the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America for your rate.
Free hotel shuttles from the airport and Mall of America are available

Conference Highlights

This is a great opportunity to meet "new cousins" and share stories with friends.  Some of the other highlights include:
Concurrent basic to advanced sessions on Ostfriesen cultural and research topics
Speakers from the US and Germany
Extensive on-site research library with extended hours availability
Onsite bookstore featuring most of the Ostfriesland OSBs and more
Finding connections through DNA research
Dutch research sessions
Vendors offering Ostfriesland merchandise and tea!
Silent auction with many distinctive items
Research assistance
Closing banquet on Sunday evening