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The David Rumsey Map Collection is housed at Stanford University library in the David Rumsey Map Center. Over 77,000 maps out of the 150,000 in the collections have now been digitized and are available from this site. Maps can be found for areas all over the world.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
An online gazetteer that covers the current countries of Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovenia (most of the area belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire). Databases created for and by genealogists. It gives former (German) and current names of locations, the name of the parish, the beginning year of the records, and the archive that holds the records. It will also give details on earlier parishes the locality belonged to. It then links to the website of that archive. Free to registered users.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
"The definitive online list of locations of German colonies established in the Russian Empire." This blog continues to add additional maps and information about German colonies in Russia.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
Kaart van de Provincie Vriesland - Detailed, old maps of the Frisian grietenijen, the forerunners of the municipalities in the province of Friesland.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
From the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, this link connects you to several Berlin Plans and Maps, most ranging from the 1700s-1900s.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
Jewish Communities includes over 6,000 historical names and jurisdictions and the Gazetteer searches all localities in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East equating to over 1,800,000 places.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
Searchable database covering name changes in locations East of the Oder and Neisse rivers and based on the border of Spring 1918. Included in this database are the following provinces: Eastprussia, including Memel, Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
This site presents scans of maps, mostly from historical atlases. The majority of the atlases focus on Europe but there some cover other parts of the world as well. Some high resolution versions of the maps can also be purchased.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
The valuable German Gazetteer, Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs, brought into a website linked to maps, parish locations and other researchers. Each entry is transcribed and then translated into English.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
This site was developed out of a love for history and heritage of old maps. OldMapsOnline indexes over 400,000 maps thanks to many international archives and libraries.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
[Located in Category: Dirk Weissleder]
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände
[Located in Category: Dirk Weissleder]
A sub-group of GGS.
[Located in Category: Affiliates]
Search for the burial of your relatives.
[Located in Category: Dirk Weissleder]
Fostering appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.
[Located in Category: Affiliates]
[Located in Category: Affiliates]
The Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America (OGSA) is a non-profit, all-volunteer member-supported organization committed to helping our members find family connections and better understand the lives of their Ostfriesen ancestors.
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Association of the German aristocracy federations
[Located in Category: Dirk Weissleder]
Indiana - holding many genealogical resources for all ethnic groups.
[Located in Category: Libraries]
Dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants.
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Dirk Weissleder]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Germany’s Telephone Book
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Help from Family Search
[Located in Category: Gothic Print and Script]
Identifying and marshaling genealogical resources for east European research. Their website, www.eegsociety.org, was down on 9 Aug 2014. Changed link to point to their facebook page.
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
The Mormon site of family data.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Federation of East European Family History Societies
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Federation of East European Family History Societies has a large collection of historic maps of areas in Eastern Europe.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
Over 115 million grave records
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Surname mapping
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in their Digital Collections, the Ravenstein Atlas des Deutschen Reichs. Besides Germany, the maps of this atlas also cover the bordering portions of present-day Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Switzerland. An overview map showing the full area covered by the Atlas can be found on the title page.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
An article written by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA for ProGenealogists in early 2007 about various online options.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
A PDF tutorial from Family Search
[Located in Category: Gothic Print and Script]
Based in Janesville, Wisconsin
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Many old professions do not exist in the present day. These are also not in modern day dictionaries.
[Located in Category: Word Lists - Terminology]
This InfoFile lists nearly 1,500 occupations and occupational terms in German, with English translations.
[Located in Category: Word Lists - Terminology]
Old German professions, occupations and Illnesses.
[Located in Category: Word Lists - Terminology]
Promote, develop, and maintain the strong German-Bohemian culture and heritage.
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Promoting Awareness and Preservation of the German Cultural Heritage of Texas
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
Based in North Dakota, its purpose is to bring together people who are interested in discovering the common history unique to Germanic-Russian ethnics and to preserve the many elements of their rich heritage.
[Located in Category: German Research Societies]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]