Born in 1969 in Hanover, Germany.
Managing consultant Dirk Weissleder has been President of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbaende (German Federation of Genealogy) since 2012, publisher of DAGV-News, 2nd Vice-President and Co-Founder of the German International Partnership of Genealogy (IGGP), appointed a member of the International Academy of Genealogy (AIG), member of the Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldics (CIGH) and honorary member of the Immigrant Genealogic Society (IGS) Burbank, CA.
Dirk Weissleder is also an author, lecturer and local politician (community councillor), a candidate for the Deutsche Bundestag in 2009 and 2013.
He began his genealogical process in 1982. In 1987, while Germany was still divided, he undertook a global research by forming the “WEISSLEDER Family Archives” (“More Than a Name”) and in 1991 established the Foundation “Family Community WEISSLEDER” (“A name Connects”) with the organization of annual cousins.
Weissleder is an expert in the historical development of genealogy in Germany and international structures.
He currently focuses his research on the history, biographies and genealogies of German emigrants aboard the mecklebourg boat “Pribislaw” (1847-1870) during his three major voyages to Australia (1849/50) and the United States (1851, 1853/54). “Friends of Pribislaw” seek both the ancestors and descendants of these immigrants.