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German Research Association, Inc.

Latest Update: 19 August 2008

German Research Association website

Postal Address:
P. O. Box 711600
San Diego, California 92171-1600

President: Kitty Taylor
FEEFHS Representative: Dona Ritchie

GRA purchases books for donation to the San Diego Multi-Stake Family History Center:
4195 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California (no mail here, please)
Telephone: (619) 584-ROOT = (619) 584-7668

Current Hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

To reach the Family History Center in the Mission Valley area of San Diego:
Go east on Interstate 8 from either Interstate 5 or Route 163 and exit at Fairmount Avenue South (complicated exit). Just past light turn right onto Camino del Rio South. Go about one-quarter mile and turn left into the FHC parking lot. From Interstate 15, exit onto Camino del Rio South at Interstate 8, turning east at light. Go about one-half mile and turn right into FHC parking lot. Alternate route from the South: From 805, take Home Avenue, turning right. Turn left on Fairmount and, approaching Mission Valley and Interstate 8, keep in the left hand lane and turn left into Camino del Rio South.
The Family History Center parking lot has two entrances. It is recommended that you use the easternmost exit as very poor visibility exists at the other one.

The GRA collection includes:
Complete set of Germans to America (1850- ), all volumes published to date.
Four Volumes of Migration from the Russian Empire covering 1875-May 1889.
Many volumes dealing with Germans in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Dutch)
German gazetteers
Many "Auswanderer" and "Auswanderung" books (Emigration records giving family history information) from many areas of Germany
Books by Ernest Thode, Hank Jones, Trudy Schenk, Annette Burgert, Clifford Neal Smith, Charles Hall, Ed Brandt, Werner Hacker
Publications dealing with Germany, Austria, Volhynia, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, Galicia, Palatines, Luxembourg, Alsace
From three to fifteen years of the following: Bulletin, (Cercle Genealogique d'Alsace) current; Genealogie, current; Hessische Familienkunde, current; Mitteilungen der westdeutschen Gesellschaft fuer Familienkunde, current; Mitteldeutsche Familienkunde, Norddeutsche Familienkunde, Ostdeutsche Familienkunde, current; Pfaelzisch-Rheinische Familienkunde, current; Saarlaendische Familienkunde; Der Schluessel, Volumes 1-9.

A list of acquisitions is published each quarter in The German Connection. See the GRA website for a compiled list, 1990-2008.

For members only:
Out-of-town members are welcome to submit requests for a limited number of brief look-ups in books listed in The German Connection. Please specify book.

Research Services (members only):
  • Free queries for members published in The German Connection
  • Suggestions offered to brief inquiries
  • No research projects accepted.
  • Quarterly Journal: The German Connection
  • German Research Association Surname Book (out of print, will not be reprinted; please consult the Family History library Catalog (FHLC) for microform availablility.
  • Suetterlin Script Fonts for Windows and Macintosh
For more information on programs please check the German Research Association website

For more information about genealogical societies, libraries, Family History Centers and genealogical meetings and events scheduled in the San Diego, California area, please go to: The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego website

GRA Germanic Lineage Register: re-published on this web site based on back issues of The German Connection Membership:
  • U.S.A.: US$18.00 per calendar year
  • Canada and Overseas: US$24.00 per calendar year
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