German Genealogy

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Trace your ancestry in Prussia, Bavaria and more with our guide to research in Germany’s historical regions.
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Old German handwriting can be hard to read, let alone translate. Check out these seven resources for deciphering Fraktur, the Gothic script used in German genealogy records.
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Overcome five common research problems facing German genealogists.
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Many records repositories—including one in one of Germany's biggest cities—are making their collections of civil records available online. Here's what you need to know.
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Tips for searching Ancestry.com's version of the classic resource for locating German villages.
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German genealogists will have a new tool at their disposal once LivingDNA's new German DNA Research Project is complete.
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Not all of Ancestry.com's records will show up in a surname search. Discover the hidden gems in the card catalog.
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Answers for the beginner, the befuddled and anyone hitting a brick wall.
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