German Genealogy

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Your ancestor may appear in genealogical records by his given or middle name, or a shortened form of the name. Here are some common German names and nicknames.
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To better research your German-speaking ancestors, learn these common terms auf Deutsch.
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This language translation chart will help you sort out the months in German genealogy records.
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Did your German-speaking ancestors inhabit the mountains and valleys of Switzerland and Austria? Here’s how to navigate the highs and lows of genealogical research in these two nations.
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Overcome five common research problems facing German genealogists.
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The Third Reich's genealogy directive produced these all-but-forgotten — until now — documents naming millions of German ancestors.
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If you've got German ancestors, you've got company.
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Millions turn into honorary Deutschers during autumn's Oktoberfests. Try these eight authentically German places to get your bratwurst and Bier.
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