German Genealogy

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Discover 32 top websites to retrace your ethnic and immigrant ancestry to all corners of the earth.
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Deutsch nicht sprechen? You're not alone. While many of us have German ancestors, few of us speak the same language as our forefathers. Check out this excerpt from Family Tree Magazine's German Genealogy Guide to help you understand the basics of the German language and learn about some common naming practices that can help in researching your Deutsch ancestors.
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Check these six sources for the name of your German immigrant ancestor’s home village—the key to unlocking generations of family information in records of Germany.
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Find tips for mining the free International Genealogical Index for clues to your German ancestors' places of birth.
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Research your family across the pond by surfing these 57 European genealogy websites.
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Need help finding family overseas? Let a local be your guide. This year’s Family Tree 40 list highlights the top blogs for tracing roots around the globe.
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You've got questions about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history; our experts have the answers.
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One researcher's story suggests secrets for finding your own German ancestors.
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You've got questions about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history; our experts have the answers.
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