The German Connection

The German Connection    9/11 2001 Memorial


Discover the past / Entdecke die Vergangenheit / Découvrez le passé
Tempus vivit!
*new* Seems to be only in German.

10.000 Ansichtskarten von Deutschland um 1900 *new* - 10,000 postcards from Germany and its former regions all around 1900.

The Meaning of German First Names / Herkünfte von Vornamen
*new*
  1. Vornamen und Kindernamen, Babynamen, Namenstag, Namensbedeutung, Nordische, Sammlung, Lexikon
  2. Firstname.de - Die Datenbank mit mehr als 82.000 Vornamen und Bedeutungen
  3. Vornamen und ihre Bedeutung - Nomen est Omen

Digital Texts at the Inst. of Economic and Social history - Online texts in Germany and in German.

German Culture with Tatyana Gordeeva, from About.com


ROOTSWEB's Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Lesson 26: Germanic Ancestry (also Austrian, Dutch, Belgian, Liechtensteiner, Luxembourger, and Swiss)

German Genealogy Home Page (mirror in Germany: Giessen in German).

German Genealogy FAQ's and Overviews

soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or at www2.genealogy.net or in the USA at german.genealogy.net or again in Germany at www.genealogienetz.de

Web site for German American heritage brought to you by the German National Tourist Office and the German Information Center USA. *new*

Addresses - Lutheran Archives

Ahnenforschung im Internet - Rheine *Updated*

Ahnen und Wappen. Genealogie, Heraldik (Ahnenforschung, Wappenkunde) und Geschichte. In German.

Ancestry.com - Daily News Current Article

Die digitale Bibliothek - Vorhandene Digitalisate für Zeitungen *new* (in German) German Newspapers, including former areas and colonies, all online!

Antiquariat und Verlag Harro von Hirschheydt - (in German)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer mitteldeutsche Familienforschung

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Germany

Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie, Leipzig

Bundesarchiv Online (in German)

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)(in German) or ( in English)

Genealogie -- Ev. Zentralarchiv in Berlin (EZA)
Verzeichnis der Kirchenbuecher, der oestlichen Kirchenprovinzen der Ev. Kirche der altpreussischen Union, im EZA in Berlin.

Genealogie - Forum für Ahnenforscher

Genealogische Quellen

German Genealogy: Translation Service

TransServ: A human translation service (for genealogy-related material only) *new* or

TransServ: ein kostenloser Übersetzungsservice für genealogische Themen *new* (in German)

Internet Sources of German Genealogy - Andreas Hanacek

German Genealogical Research Aides

German genealogy: List of Documents

German genealogy: Verlag Hoefer

German genealogy websearch engine

FOKO German genealogy search database (in German)

Old German Occupations

The German Orthographic Reform

Germanic Genealogy (by Edward R.Brandt et al); 1997, 517 pp.

German Roots: German Genealogy Resources

Germany at FamilySearch

Germany List

Die Gliedkirchen der EKD

Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association

Database of historical addressbooks *new* (in English and German).

Länder und Orteverzeichnis

Lexikon

Mennonite Genealogical Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Mennonite Family Researchers

Glossar: Die Familie : An annotated English-German glossary of terms frequently found in genealogy research.

Old German Medical Terms and Causes of Death or this?

Ortsfamilienbücher

Ortsfamilienbuch-Portal.

German Parish Registers - What Else is New? *new* by Friedrich R. Wollmershäuser, Mar 1993. Many gazeteers here!

Locating German Church Records: Hansen's Map Guides *new* Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Payments to Germany

pitfalls

German Police Records opened at the National Archives

Rick and Lisa's Web Pages -- German Research tips in libraries.   Tips on Pre-1550 German Genealogical Research for the time before church records start.

SibiWeb - Online-Forum für Siebenbürgen

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE.ORG)

German Genealogy Cross-Index

The Anatomy of the German Empire 1648-1918 *new* by Friedrich R. Wollmershäuser, 2000

Typical Description for WWI German Military Plans.

National German Military Grave Registration Service This database contains the names of more than two million missing and dead German soldiers from World War I and World War II. It is in German. Tips for using: Nachname (surname); Vorname (first name); supplying a date of birth (Geburtsdatum) or death (Todes) is optional. Click on "Suche beginnen" to start a search. You then must register with your name and address to continue the search.
On the registration form, the following items are required: Vorname (first name), Nachname (last name), Strasse Nr. (street and number), Land/Plz/Ort (country/postal or ZIP code/city). Click on "Zur Ergebniseite" to continue. On the next screen click "Suchanfrageausführen."

German Read Cross Tracing Service (exists in both German and English)

TIV Tele-Info Verlag

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Deutsches Institut für Erforschung des Mittelalters) - (in German and other languages)


German Royalty and Nobility


Surname Boards on the Web:

Common German Names

"Die Ahnenstammkartei des Deutschen Volkes" Soundex Codes

"Die Ahnenstammkartei des Deutschen Volkes" Book

"Background and History of Die Ahnenstammkartei des Deutschen Volkes"

German Sources

Families with Ancestors from German speaking countries.

Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire (in German) Original title Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs, compiled 1912.

Naming patterns

Wann wurden Familiennamen fest? *new* (in German) - covers Silesia

German-Polish Place Names (62423 locations) *new*


Rootsweb German websites

Germany Visitors Center for GenConnect

Rootsweb German Regional Mailing Lists

TO SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE from any RootsWeb-hosted mailing list, send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to [name of list]-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to [name of list]-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).

Adalbert Goertz's Regional German FAQs   He tells me that he is not yet satisfied with these FAQs and trying to improve them from feedbacks.

Regional research in German speaking countries *new* Also available in German.

LYNN: FAQ—German

Berichte der Bundesländer

Oversite map for all of North-West Germany which lists MTB 1:25000 maps for this huge area. *new* [PDF]. (755KB)
Clicking on the city names will show a small image of the detailled 1:25000 map around this location.

Bildarchiv für Kunst und Architektur (in German) Under Fotoarchiv you may find photos of German villages. Currently contains photos from Aach to Neueglofsheim.

Genealogy in Pirmasens

The Heidelberg Club

Alsace / Elsass


Baden, Germany Emigration Index, 1866-1907

http://home.t-online.de/home/GFS.Dortmund/help.htm


Hesse / Hessen Genealogy Pages

Vereins für hessische Geschichte und Landeskunde e.V. Kassel! *new* in German
Has old-fasioned Hessien weights ans measures on this site!

Don Watson's Hessen web page *Updated*

Hessen, Germany Queries Message Index

Map / Landkreise

Hessische Ahnenlisten (HAL) *new* in German

Landeskirchliches Archiv

Mitteilungen des Oberhessischen Geschichtsvereins. Neue Folge and volume 2 in German courtesy of Zeitschriftenfreihandmagazin *new* in German

Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte 1, 1951 - 25, 1975 *new* in German and 26, 1976 - 52, 2002 *new* in German entered by Stuart Jenks

Archiv für hessische Geschichte und Altertumskunde (AHG) NF 18, 1934 - NF 40, 1982

Cousin's book about Families from Jossa, Hesse, Germany. Also information from neighboring Hosenfeld, Hainzell, Hauswurz Pfaffenrod, Poppenrod, Schletzenhausen, etc., villages. *Updated*

Map: German Empire - West (1882): Hesse-Cassel & Darmstadt - 223K

Fulda: Region im Überblick as well as Fulda's own web-site!

Stadt Langenselbold

Länder und Orteverzeichnis - Schlechtenwegen

Waldeck Ortssippenbücher

Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel

Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck


Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) RootsWeb GenWeb

Niedersachsen, Germany Queries Message Index

Kirsten's Genealogy research at Hamburg and Lower Saxony or this

Index of /~deunied, RootsWeb web pages.

Bremen Passenger Lists 1920-39 , by Society for Family Research in Bremen,

Bremen Passenger Lists, 1920-1939. About 635 000 passengers are listed. The database can be searched by name, date of departure, destination harbors and home towns of the passengers. Searches are free.

German genealogy: Osnabrück

Arbeitskreises Familienforschung Osnabrück e.V.

Osnabrücker genealogischer Forschungskreis e.V.

Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Osnabrück

Osnabrücker Universitätsbibliothek - ELib

Osnabrücker Mitteilungen: (all in German) *new*

Länder und Orteverzeichnis - Schledehausen, Bakum

Länder und Orteverzeichnis - Schledehausen, Bissendorf

Hamburg,Germany GenWeb

Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934


Nordrhein-Westfalen

Nordrhein-Westfalen Rootsweb GenWeb

Westfälische Gesellschaft für Genealogie und Familienforschung

Oversite map for all of North-West Germany which lists MTB 1:25000 maps for this huge area. *new* [PDF]. (755KB)
Clicking on the city names will show a small image of the detailled 1:25000 map around this location.

Dortmund

Windheim Kirchspiel : Windheim is a church district in NordRhein Westfalen, from which many Lutheran emigrants came and settled in Fort Wayne (Allen County) and Adams County, Indiana.

Mittheilungen des Vereins für Kunde der Aachener Vorzeit1, 1887/88 *new* entered by Heinrich Schiffers und Kurt Baltus

Westfälische Adressbücher auf CDs von 1938 *new*


Poland

German Historical Institute Warsaw *updated* or Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau . Also in Polish.

see also my Poland pages here.


Pommerania / Pommern

Pommeranian People in the Entire World. Also in German: Pommersche Leute in aller Welt


Posen

POSEN-L mailing list web site

Catholic Church Records, Eifel area of the Rheinland, Germany. Contains approximately 70,000 names.


Prussia

GenConnect - Prussia

Prussian Mennonite Genealogical Resources

Welcome to the Prussian page

Westpreussen Evangelical Parishes (1914)

Prussia territories development

Main Archives, formerly Prussian Secret Central Archives (German: Das Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz) - in German, English, and Polish.


Schleswig Holstein

index.html

Der Arbeitskreis Volkszahl-Register *new* (in German). Der AKVZ konzentriert sich auf die deutschsprachigen Nord- und Ostseeregion; hier insbesondere die ehemaligen Herzogtümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg, das Fürstentum Lübeck und das Großherzogtum Mecklenburg-Schwerin.


Sudetenland

(see also Bohemia and Moravia - Böhmen u. Mähren)


Silesia / Schlesien

Thüringen

Die Staatsarchive in Thüringen *new* (in German).

Thüringer Staatsarchive Online-Findbücher *new* (in German).

Poland


Theresienstadt and Holocaust Research


World War II / Zwieten Weltkrieg

Sagan, Silesia (Poland) / Zagan, (Schlesien (Polen)

Museum of Allied Prisoners of War Martyrdom in Zagañ

Stalag Luft III
Stalag Luft III 1942 - 1945 (in German)

The Story of Stalag Luft III - The Longest Mission

The Great Escape -- Stalag Luft III, Sagan, March 24/25th, 1944

The Great Escape: The Real Escape

Rob Davis, The Great Escape, Stalag Luft III, Sagan, March 24/25th, 1944

Stalag Luft III - 1994 Photographs - Ian Lawther.

Stalag Luft III - 1999 - Day 3 2/3 - a visit to the museum.

Bill Goodall's diaries - 1941/1945 Stalag Luft III starts about here.

2nd Lt. Herbert Markle - Stalag Luft III

One of the Lucky Ones - by William M. Capece

Wayne Gotke (Surviving Crew Member)

World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I - Guestbook Entries

WW2 Stalag Luft Research

Welcome to Displaced Persons' Camps *new* and Europe 1945 - 1951. *new*

Stalag VIII C
Stalag VIII-C

German Prisoners Of World War II *new* (bilingual)


German Emigration / Deutsche Auswanderung

German Migration Resource Center

Searching Passenger Lists in One Step *new* Ellis Island, Baltimore, Boston, Galveston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Hamburg Outbound, and Canadian Border.

German Genealogy: Emigration to America or for a list of libraries holding Germans to America

"Charlotte" from Bremen to New York, 6 July 1868 454 records ; Bette Poss

IGS Searches - Germans to America, Glazier & Filby Series

The German Interest Group

Migrant Services Publication

5,000 emigrants from Germany database


German-American

German-American Cultural Center , Gretna, Louisiana. German heritage of the lower Mississippi River Delta Region.

German Family Books and Lineage Books: locations of libraries.  Most in Germany.  In German.

Germanic Genealogy Society

18th Century PA German Naming Customs or here

Index of /shea/germusa

Immigrant Ships Transcribers' Guild *updated*

Passenger List of Ship "Ben Nevis" 1854

PA GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS [CD]

Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Professional Genealogist for New York Germans . You may e-mail Joan Koster-Morales here.

The Germans From Russia Heritage Society (GRHS)

Germans from Russia in the Dakotas -- Surname studies, plus transcription of many miscellaneous Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Alaska cemeteries

Wisconsin. Pre-1907 Vital Records. -- Search for birth, death, and marriage records by surname, first name, county, and/or year.


German Translation Dictionaries:

LEO English-German Dictionary *new* - This is the best translation dictionary: 10 million queries on Nov. 13, 2006!

Langenscheidt's T1 Translation Quality

No German umlauts! (ä -> ae, ö -> oe, ü -> ue, ß -> ss):

German-English On-line Dictionary
Max. Hits: 20 50 100 200
LEO Dictionary: German <-> English
French -> German Dictionary
German -> French Dictionary

Please check also Babelfish's extensive but simple translation facilities here!

German Translation with some Grammar

Genealogy Exchange & Surname Registry Frame, Translations

On-line Latin Dictionary! (to be downloaded for PCs)

German Genealogy Translation Service Dr. Elke Hedstrom
Tell her I sent you!

19th-Century German Stories and their English Translations

Die Sprache von Breslauern. *new* von Schläsches Dialekt ins Deutsche Sprache (in German)

Online Latein Wörterbuch *new* Translates Latin to German!


German Maps European Maps

Map Grid of 1871 German Empire for Prussia/Poland

An Index of German-Polish and Polish-German names of the localities in Poland & Russia. ATS Numismatic

Maps with German Postal Codes on ESRI server.

Antique, historic, rare and old maps. Maps of Europe. Germany Maps.

Boundary changes

German GEO server for geographic information about German cities and villages (by Arthur Teschler).

Genealogy Unlimited / Former Prussia - Historic Maps for sale.

Willkommen im Landkartenarchiv (in German) - This site has historical street maps from Germany, Austria, etc., as well as former German areas, such as Sudetengau - Nordböhmen.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection *new*

David Rumsey Map Collection *new*

CENTENNIA Historical Atlas Software


German Telephone Directories:


Great! German Name-Distribution Counter
Sample Letters:


GERMAN RESEARCH: "My relatives came from Germany, does the internet have any place to research?"

This is from the Genealogy Lady's Frequently Asked Questions:


People's Home Pages with German Genealogy

Adalbert Goertz website in Colorado Springs CO

Rolf Freytag Genealogische CDs und Ahnen.

Ahnenforschung Familienforschung Genealogie Homepage von Manfred Kannen

Gerhild's Home Page

Herbies - Homepage

Hompageindex

Karin's English Homepage For Genealogy

MediaGlobe - Homepage

Personen Datenblatt

Thomas Scharnowski

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/5971/script.htm

Stammfolge und Ahnenliste Braess

My Elisabetha: Genealogy Adventures in Pfalz by Jillaine Smith

http://w3g.med.uni-giessen.de/CGB/welcome.msg and COMP-GEN.BOX

Familienwappen Franken, Osthessen, Suedthueringen

R. Winters Genealogy Page

Wolf-Gero Krause - Homepage - Genealogie


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