From castles to Goethe to German folk songs.
Shopping, chat, online magazine and heritage.
The FamilySearch guide to German words you are likely to find in genealogical sources. Includes language characteristics, additional resources, key words, general word list, numbers, dates, time and symbols.
Articles on German genealogy, research services, records, surname studies, newsletters, history and culture, maps and more. Search a coat of arms registry and an index of New England Naturalization Petitions covering 1791-1906 that includes mostly German nationals. Also includes a German travel center sponsored by Travelocity.com.
Guide to more than 60 regional-specific Internet mailing lists on German genealogy.
Geared specifically to writing record requests in German. Addresses topics such as what to expect and how to write a letter.
Magazine in English on German culture and travel.
Worldwide exchange of genealogy information about German emigrants and immigrants. Here you can submit or search queries about German immigrants (more than 12,000 already have), find books for your personal library, link to other related sites and get information about German family reunions.
An extensive guide to online resources, including general and German genealogy directories, German search engines, finding people and places, emigration and immigration, history, culture and language, German genealogy bookstore, census clues and more.
From North Dakota’s State University Libraries comes this incredible online exhibit of its Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, which consists of resources on the culture, history, folklore, food, textiles and clothing of Germans from Russia. Focuses on Bessarabian, Black Sea, Crimean, Dobrud-scha and Volhynian Germans and their descendants in North Dakota and the Northern Plains.
WorldGenWeb’s site for Germany offers links to resources, states of Germany, maps, ship lists, Kingdom of Prussia, search engine and map of civil registration.
Search 228,000 words in English or German for translation.
Comprehensive guide to researching your German roots from the LDS FamilySearch site. Covers search strategies, records, handwriting, history, naturalization and citizenship, newspapers, societies and much more.
• Dictionary of German Names by Hans Bahlow, translated by Edda Gentry (University of Wisconsin Press)
• A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors by S. Chris Anderson and Ernest Thode (Betterway Books)
• The German-Americans by La Vern J. Rippley (University Press of America)
• Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns by Edward R. Brandt (Germanic Genealogy Society)
• Germany and the Emigration, 1816-1885 by Mack Walker (Harvard University Press)
• How to Read & Understand Meyers Orts- by Wendy K. Uncapher(Origins, $8)
• Austrian National Archives
Abteilung I: Haus-, Hof-und Staatsarchiv Minoritenplatz 1 A-1010 Wien Austria <www.oesta.gv.at/index.htm> Holdings include emigration records from 1861-1919.
• German Genealogical Society of America
2125 Wright Ave., Suite C-9 La Verne, CA 91750 (909)-593-0509 <feefhs.org/ggsa/frg-ggsa.html>
• Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
Box 2642, Kensington, MD 20891
Box 141260, Columbus, OH 43214, (614) 267-4700
Box 244 Kutztown, PA 19530, (610) 894-9551” target=”_blank”>
Bundesarchiv Potsdamer Strasse 1 Postfach 320, D-56075 Koblenz Germany: Holdings are all post-1945.
Box 905 Station M, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2J6, <www.sggee.org>