GGD Is Conducting a Pilot Study STARTING JULY 1
By John Kaminski
GGD's Membership Secretary maintains a list of all present and past members and SOH submitters. This list contains about 1500 people and takes a lot of time for our volunteer secretary to maintain. The only reason for that list is to allow members to contact each other and to contact SOH submitters researching the same surname or village. This was really important in 1995-2005 when Betty Wray set it up since there was little on the web to help people researching Galicia. Now there are lots of resources including a Facebook page and DNA matching. I personally have hundreds of DNA matches I have not been able to contact due to a lack of time. In addition, many people flag their contact information as “private” again requiring extra effort from our secretary to maintain their contact information separate from the list accessible to members.
Thus, as a 6 month pilot project, GGD has removed all contact info from the online version of Members and Submitters List except country. Those columns have been replaced with instructions to contact me (John Kaminski). I will keep track of how many requests I get over 6 months. This would give us an idea of how often this list is used and whether we can discontinue publishing it on our website.
This is a list of GGD members as of the date at the bottom of each page. Each entry contains: membership code, name, full address and email (if known). This information should not be used for any other purpose other than to contact other members & submitters whose genealogy connects with yours in some way. Please do not share this with others since the GGD society does not want to be sued for violating copyright/privacy laws.
If you are a member and get the message "Error - You are not allowed to perform this action" then please email our Membership Secretary at to give you access, preferably with a sentence to show that you are not a spammer and are indeed researching a particular village in Galicia.
This second list is in Surname order Makes it easier to find surname connections.
This third list is an Archive from 2019 Many of the members and submitters listed here can no longer be contacted. It is kept available for members who might be searching for descendants of those former members.