Researching German Nobility
6/12/2014
Expert advice on researching nobles in your German ancestry.

Q. Would you know of any sources for researching German nobility records? They're difficult to find.

A. If you're looking for noble ancestors, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that nobles are well-recorded. The bad news is that sometimes family stories of noble ancestry are exaggerated, and many children of nobles came from extramarital unions that aren't recorded in nobility books.