is an online international free association for everyone interested in the German culture and heritage of Missouri. Our mission is to preserve the culture, educate on the history, while providing an open forum for the public and everything German in Missouri to come together.


Currently we are supporting the Missouri Humanities Council inventory of all of the German sites, people and stories that are part of Missouri’s German heritage. We applaud this huge endeavor because Missouri is one of the most “German” States in America!

We partner with other like minded organizations, museums, societies, universities and individuals across the U.S. and Germany to bring the story of Missouri’s German heritage alive. Online we share everything from history to current events, provide programming, resources, focus groups, tours and more. With friends in 24 countries, we can provide assistance and partnership in Missouri’s German Heritage everywhere.

Follow our blog, receive our newsletter OR subscribe to our annual e-journal Der Anzeiger which is filled with photos and

April 1, 2015 Vol. 1 Issue 2
April 1, 2015 Vol. 1 Issue 2

stories of Missouri’s historic German past. Der Anzeiger also includes everything from German recipes, travel and tourism, to helpful information for those researching their ancestors and tracking them back to Germany. Follow us on Facebook and if you are a descendant of a member of the Giessen Emigration Society we invite you to  join us!

Missouri Germans Consortium has online focus groups, such as the descendants of the Giessen Emigration Society which shares in an online digital research library. By locating descendants of the original 500+ members of the 1834 emigration society, we provided materials and partnership with the Traveling Summer Republic in Germany for their exhibition: Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America, from Giessen, Germany.

We are open 24/7, where the parking is always free and their are no lockers necessary for researchers. Executive Director Dorris Keeven-Franke, is located in St. Charles, Missouri, and can be reached by email at

One thought on “”

  1. Does anyone know anything about the “Arbeiter Kranken Unterstuetzungs Verein” of which my husband’s g-grandfather was a member in St. Louis in the late 1800s?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

German Heritage


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 551 other followers

%d bloggers like this: