Missouri Germans Consortiumn


Missouri Germans Consortium is an online international free association for everyone interested in the German culture and heritage of Missouri. Our mission is to preserve the German heritage, culture and history of Missouri’s German Americans everywhere. The Consortium enjoys all German customs and language, supports education and research, and seeks to preserve our heritage, ancestry and traditions.

With everything German for Missourians, we partner with museums, societies, universities and individuals across the U.S. and Germany to bring the history of Missouri’s German emigrants 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 German historical and genealogical research everywhere.

Follow our blog, receive our newsletter or subscribe to our annual e-journal Der Anzeiger which is filled with photos and 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 Giessen Emigration Society Descendant 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

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