Germanic Genealogy Society
Links for German Genealogy
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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: Societies and Organizations]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Association of Family Researchers in the Saarland.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Digitalized Protestant Church records of present and former Germany. See de/en language button at top right.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
A project based on the work of several researchers of emigrants, this database was completed through the Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesarchiv in 2004. English tab.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Historical Berlin maps, address registers, Journal archives from the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB).
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
This guide will walk you through all your options when choosing a DNA testing company or ancestry website.
[Located in Category: DNA]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
The group focuses on the homeland Burgenland, assigned from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the eastern edge of Austria at the end of lost WW I, and its emigrants, in many cases to the U.S.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Founded in 1949, successor to an association of 1924, the DAGV (German Association of Genealogical Societies) currently has 93 members. See Mitgliedsvereine (member societies) for names and their websites.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Germany’s Telephone Book
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
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]
[Located in Category: Personal Blogs]
See where the various kits rank in these reviews.
[Located in Category: DNA]
A society focused on all east European ethnic groups – German, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Jewish, Mennonite and Romanian. Based in Winnipeg, Canada.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]
Many German genealogical research aides. Church and civil records available at no cost with registration. Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
Family Search aides to deciphering German Script
[Located in Category: German Handwriting]
Federation of East European Family History Societies
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Maps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Balkans, Europe, German Empire, Russian Empire, etc.
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
Over 115 million grave records
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
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]
Main research page of GenWiki, sponsored by CompGen (Computergenealogie) of Germany. Excellent databases for locations, surnames, maps, etc. Free.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Surname mapping site of Christoph Stoepel. Several versions.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
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]
A BYU Script Tutorial introducing the Kurrent style of Gothic Handwriting and the Fraktur typeface, including interactive tests. It is based in part on Roger P. Minert’s book “Deciphering German Handwriting in German Documents”
[Located in Category: German Handwriting]
Based in Janesville, Wisconsin
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
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. Based in New Ulm, MN.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Promoting Awareness and Preservation of the German Cultural Heritage of Texas
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
Located in St. Paul MN, the GAI aims to foster 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: Societies and Organizations]
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: Societies and Organizations]
"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]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]
This large genealogical society has its office, library, and numerous resources at the Bremer Staatsarchiv State Archive of Bremen.
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
[Located in Category: Maps and Gazetteers]
[Located in Category: Word Lists - Terminology]
This database of GenWiki consists of online Ortsfamilienbuecher / OFBs (here translated as heritage books). See note at the top of the right column (gedruckten OFBs) for OFBs which have been printed, and are available for purchase, but are not online.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Genealogical Research]
[Located in Category: Societies and Organizations]
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]
[Located in Category: Emigration and Immigration]