Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
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The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
Welcome to the website of the
Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
We are glad you came to visit. 
Please stay awhile.
Be sure to explore the links in
the red bar on the left.
Anniversary Dinner - Apr. 30, 2017
Shully’s Cuisine and Events
146 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, WI 53092
You are invited to this delicious dinner and celebration of our 39th year as an organization.
Make Reservations to Bill or Barb Vaitl 262-781-7155 or wvaitl@wi.rr.com by April 24.
  Doors open at 12:00, Buffet Dinner at 1:00 p.m.  Members $19.00/ Non-members $20.00
Entertainment by Polka Joel to Follow
Ten and twenty-five year members will be honored. 
Click on "Events" button at left to see menu
Cash Bar with Beer, Wine and Soda
    The PVF online store is open and has new items for sale.
     Check out the new sweatshirts and t-shirts!
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Pommerscher Verein Freistadt has recently joined
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP).
Conference will be held in Minneapolis
28-30 July 2017.


Registration Opened Feb. 1 for International German Genealogy ‘Connections’ Conference in July 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Registration opened Feb. 1 for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference, set for July 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn. 


Regular registration begins April 1 at the standard rate of $299. Register by completing and mailing a print form or by completing the online form available at the Partnership website www.IGGPartner.org . Print forms can be downloaded from the website and are also available through local genealogy societies that are members of the Partnership. PVF has conference materials available at Lindenwood.


A 12-page registration booklet containing specifics on the conference, including daily schedules and presentations, is available on the website and in print from local societies. 


Hotel rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minn., venue for the conference, sold out in December. Additional nearby hotels are offering special rates for conference attendees. Go to www.IGGPartner.org or www.GGSMN.org for hotel information and room reservations. 


The conference features more than 70 presentations over three full days. An all-star lineup of speakers includes many well-known international figures, including Roger Minert, Ernest Thode, Dirk Weissleder of Germany, Baerbel Johnson, Fritz Juengling, Michael Lacopo, James Beidler, Paula Stuart-Warren, Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Jill Morelli, Stephen Morse, and others from Germany and Australia. 


The conference —Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. — also offers a unique opportunity for German genealogists to make personal connections nationally and internationally. Daily “Connections” sessions and a slate of presentations on regional specialties are planned. 


“This may be one of the largest German genealogy events ever held in the United States,” said officials of the Minnesota-based Germanic Genealogy Society, host of conference and a co-founder of the Partnership, which is organizing the conference. 


The International German Genealogy Partnership is a young and rapidly growing international organization. Founded in 2015, it joins German genealogy societies across America, Germany, Canada, England and other European countries, and continues to draw new societies worldwide. Partnership members include the 65 societies belonging to the Germany-based Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogischer Verbände, whose leadership helped in founding the Partnership.


Tour of Pomerania

A tour of northern Germany and Poland, to what was once Pomerania,
was conducted in May 2015. Enjoy some photos of the trip. 
The next trip departs May 26, 2017.