Dirk Weissleder, was born in 1969 in Hannover, Germany. He has been the Chairman of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände e.V. (DAGV - German Association of Genealogical Societies) since 2012, the umbrella organisation of German genealogy societies, editor of the DAGV-News, one of the co-founders of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP), co-founder of the German-Australian Genealogy & History Alliance (GAGHA) in 2016, IGGP Ambassador Award (2017) and appointed member of the Académie Internationale de Généalogie (AIG) in 2017.
Never before in history has any generation had our opportunities to research, find and connect individuals and families through (German) genealogy. From his experience as a member of the IGGP Executive transition team, Dirk knows how important but challenging it is to work on the international level.
As an elected board member of IGGP, he wants to strengthen our societies, form partnerships with archives and institutions. and initiate different research projects on the theme 'Germans worldwide. As a result of his experiences in Germany and internationally, Dirk will bring fresh insights and inspire participants.