The Giessen Emigration Society Genealogy Project Imagine yourself trying to locate the descendants of 500 German emigrants. They’re not the same family, religion, nor do they come from the same village or province. The only… Read more Unusual Genealogy project →
Germans first began emigrating to Missouri in groups, and the Giessen Emigration Society was the largest such group ever organized in Germany to come here. Germans have played a huge role in St. Louis’ history, and will be featured in the STL250 event calendar.
In September, 2014, the Exhibition, Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America will open at the museum of the German-American Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., sharing this interesting story nationwide. After two months in our nations’ Capitol, it will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, and open at the Missouri History Museum on November 22, 2014.