German Genealogy Links

General

  • Ancestry.de Germany - Contains German genealogical databases to search. Requires payment.
  • Emigration from Southwest Germany - German archive site containing names of emigrants from southwest Germany, i.e., Baden, Wuerttemberg, and Hohenzollern.
  • German Roots - Joe Beine
  • German Genealogy - Over 1200 links to data.
  • For more information on German genealogical research, you will find many helpful articles in the past issues of the German Genealogical Digest. An index to 20 years of instruction and advice is also available. Currently not on-line, but watch this entry for a future link to the index.
  • Old German Handwriting Scripts - Examples and illustrations of the handwriting, with a list of references for further study.

Alsace-Lorraine

  • Alsace Genealogical Periodical "Bergha" - Index to previously published issues of this magazine. This periodical is available by subscription. It can also be found in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. (In French).
  • Patro.com - Search for your surname in France before 1908. This site shows parish and civil records that have been extracted by societies in France for your surname. 
  • FranceGenWeb - Maps, histories, links to researchers, photos, and many additional topics.

Bavaria

Bremen

  • Databank of Bremen Wills - Summary of testaments or wills housed in the Staatsarchiv in Bremen. Database of over 6000 wills from as early 1600s.

Hannover

Lippe

Pfalz

Pommern

  • District of Stolp - Histories, photographs, place name indexes and resident lists for the district of Stolp.

Posen

Some very helpful sites are beginning to publish some very useful information, including an index to marriages across the province.

Rheinland

Schlesien

Schleswig-Holstein

West Prussia 

Other Areas

  • Odessa - A German-Russian Genealogical Library dedicated to the family history of Germans who immigrated to Russia in the 1800s. Digitized books and records from church, census, cemetery, and other sources in the U.S. and Russia are here.
  • Former German localities now in Poland, Russia, or Lithuania - This database contains over 68,000 locations with over 35,000 name changes. These locations are EAST of the Oder/Neisse rivers and include East Prussia, West Prussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia. Searches may be made by former German name, Polish, Russian, or Lithuanian name.
  • German Holdings of the Polish Archives - Use this database to determine if church (parish) or civil registration records have been preserved in a Polish archive. Localities in the former German Empire, including Pomerania, West Prussia, Silesia, East Prussia, Posen, are included. 
  • Hungarian place names and their German equivalents - Names of settlers, histories of villages, photos, links to village sites.
  • 1799 French Residents of town of Pulheim.






 

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