Who are the ancestors of the Franks

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... at the Society for Family Research in Franconia. The GFF, founded in 1921, has set itself the task of promoting and maintaining family history research in all its branches on a scientific basis. The working area of ​​our non-profit association essentially comprises the Bavarian administrative districts of Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia and Lower Franconia, but also areas historically closely related to Franconia in the Upper Palatinate, in northern Upper Bavaria, in Baden-Württemberg and Thuringia. The group of tasks includes gender, emigrant, exile and Huguenot research as well as research into the class and professional structure of the population in past centuries.

The GFF regularly publishes scientific publications in printed and electronic form. It organizes genealogical evenings, lectures, guided tours and excursions and maintains an extensive library and a family history archive. It provides digital copies of important personal historical sources and finding aids on the intranet of the office and recently also in the protected member area of ​​this homepage (only for members after registration). They have been drawn up by the GFF - often in collaboration with public institutions. Extensive databases - partly developed as cooperation projects - are made accessible in various forms. Finally, the GFF offers its members, but also other family researchers, advice and information for their personal history research and also works with other associations of a similar nature.

The GFF is based in Nuremberg and has around 1400 personal and institutional members in Germany and abroad. This makes it one of the largest regional genealogical associations in German-speaking countries. Its members deal not only with genealogy, genealogy or genealogy in the traditional sense, but also with personal history research, cultural and social history, local chronology or the documentation and indexing of personal sources and monuments. They want to find out who their ancestors were, where they came from, how they lived and what they left behind. The result of such research can be a family tree, an ancestral table or an ancestral list. A local family book or a house book for a community works on more extensive material. Particularly successful work, which is also of interest to many other researchers, often finds its way to publication with the help of the association.