Meyers Orts-, Step by Step
6/12/2014
Tips for searching Ancestry.com's version of the classic resource for locating German villages.
The seminal handbook for tracking down German villages goes by the title Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reiches. (Is it any wonder genealogists call it Meyers Orts- for short?) You’ll find this resource on the subscription website Ancestry.com, but it takes a little help to use effectively. Here’s a 1-2-3 from the folks at the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society:
1. On the Ancestry.com home page, go to the link for Card Catalog.