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Toolbox for German Genealogical Researchers

Here are some resources for German records that we have found helpful. Some are subscription sites, others are free. Do it yourself, or have us conduct a search for you by calling or submitting a request for a Free Estimate. If you find any invalid links, please let us know.



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German GenWeb German genweb

National Archives of the Federal Republic of Germany (German language)
Bundesarchiv, Potsdamer Strasse 1
Postfach 320, D-56075
Koblenz, Germany
All holdings are post-1945. Also available in English

German Center for Genealogy
Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie
Sächsisches Staatsarchiv Leipzig
Abteilung Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie, Schongauerstrasse 1
04329 Leipzig, Germany

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

German Genealogical Society of America
c/o Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
(818) 843-7247

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

German Research Databases

German Genealogy English Language Internet Portal

Austrian State Archives
Abteilung I: Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv
Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Wien, Austria r
Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Wien, Austria
English and German language site. Holdings include emigration records from 1861-1919.

Baden, Germany Emigration Index, 1866-1911 Baden

Karlsruhe General State Archives
Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
Nördliche Hildapromenade 2
76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
Write to this archive for historical records from Baden and parts of Palatinate.

Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 Hamburg Passengers (German language)

Kapsweyer, Germany Church Records, 1693-1920 Kapsweyer, Germany

Kapsweyer, Germany Church Records, 1792-1810 Kapsweyer, Germany

Kapsweyer, Germany Baptisms, 1879-1902 German baptisms

Koblenz City Archives
Staatsarchiv Koblenz
Postfach 201047
56010 Koblenz, Germany
Historical records from the Rhineland area.

Palatinate - Genealogy in Pfalz
Great site with information on research in the German State of the (Pfalz in German), including maps, archives, and old-German writing-style guide

Schleswig-Holstein, Oldenburg, Lübeck and Hamburg Archives
Landesarchiv, Prinzenpalais
Gottorfstrasse 6
24837 Schleswig, Germany

Speyer City Archives
Staatsarchiv Speyer

Postfach 1608
67326 Speyer, Germany
Palatinate Historical Records

Steinfeld, Germany Baptisms, 1769-88 Germany

Steinfeld, Germany Baptisms, 1788-1840 German

Steinfeld, Germany Baptisms, 1824-49 German records

Steinfeld, Germany Deaths, 1683-1793 German records

Steinfeld, Germany Deaths, Part Two, 1683-1793 Germany

Steinfeld, Germany Deaths, Part Three, 1803-1922 German records

Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index German passenger list

Maryborough, Queensland Australia Immigrants from the British Isles and Germany 1861-1891 Immigration lists

German Research Guide from the Family History Library
Determining a Place of Origin in Germany
A Genealogical Handbook of German Research
German Genealogical Word List
German Letter Writing Guide How to write a German-language letter requesting records or assistance.
Handwriting Guide: German Gothic


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