German-Texan Heritage Society
Promoting Awareness and Preservation of the German Cultural Heritage of Texas


GTHS genealogy editor, Liz Hicks, will help members with research questions. Additionally, our Trenckmann Memorial Library contains a number of family histories and research books on German immigration. Hours for the library are Thursday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.  Please contact Liz Hicks at

All I Know Is Great Grandpa Came From Germany
How to research your German ancestor
By Elizabeth “Liz” Nitschke Hicks, Genealogy Editor, German-Texan Heritage Society


In addition to a number of books on early German-Texans, the German-Texan Heritage also publishes a quarterly Journal and a monthly E-Kurier.

Book Order Form – click here
Order books online –click here


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 507 East 10th Street Austin, TX | MAILING ADDRESS: GTHS PO Box 684171 Austin,TX 78768-4171
PHONE: (512) 467-4569| TOLL FREE: (855) 892-6691 | FAX: (512) 467-4574 | EMAIL: