German Groups

German Groups

These US German-genealogy societies can help you with research and support. All have a small membership fee; write them or visit their Web sites for details. German Genealogical Society of America 2125 Wright Ave., Suite C-9 La Verne, CA 91750 German Research Association PO Box 711600 San Diego, CA 92171-1600...

These US German-genealogy societies can help you with research and support. All have a small membership fee; write them or visit their Web sites for details.

German Genealogical Society of America
2125 Wright Ave., Suite C-9 La Verne, CA 91750

German Research Association
PO Box 711600
San Diego, CA 92171-1600

Germanic Genealogical Society
PO Box 16312
St. Paul, MN 55116-0312

Palatines to America
Box 101
Capital University
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

Pennsylvania German Society
PO Box 244 Kutztown, PA 19530-0244
(610) 894-9551

National Archives
Here are the addresses for the national archives in three primarily Germanic countries. While Germany’s archive covers only a short period of time and the Swiss archive is not centralized, these places may provide a reference point during later research.

National Archives of the Federal Republic of Germany (since 1945)
Bundesarchiv
Potsdamer Strasse 1, Postfach 320
D-56003 Koblenz, Germany

Austrian National Archives (emigration records from 1861-1919)
Abteilung I: Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, Bibliothek, Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

Swiss National Archives
Archivstrasse 4
CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland


For a step-by-step guide to finding your German ancestors, see the April 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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