Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

MGS Journal Article on Babe Ruth

August 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s death, but the popularity of this American icon – and Baltimore native son – lives on.
In 2017, MGS published an article on Babe Ruth's genealogy in the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. It upends some old myths and traces Ruth’s family back to his immigrant Ruth great-grandfather and to earlier Ruth ancestors in Germany.
MGS members have had a chance to read the article (since receipt of the Journal is a member benefit), but now we're making the article available online. Click here to read “‘My Father Was of German Extraction’: Babe Ruth’s Ruth/Rüdt Ancestors.”
You'll find more information about the Journal and how to submit articles for publication on our Publications Page.