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Ancestral Locations

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The following is a listing of the German states (Bundesland) in which one of our ancestors was born, married, or died.   Each state is linked to the district (kreise) or locality (stadt), if known, in which the aforementioned events occurred. In addition each webpage contains a direct link to the Table of Contents of our Photograph and Image Galleries for many ancestral locations.



Bavaria (Bayern)

Hesse (Hessen)

Lower Saxony (Neidersachsen)

Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)

Gazetters for finding places in Germany

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DISTRICT(Kreise): Gen-Site(s)

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ESSLINGEN: Hegensberg; Oberesslingen; Bonlanden;

HEILBRONN: Lehrensteinsfeld; Kirchardt; Tiefenbach

KARLSRUHE:  Blankenloch;  Hagsfeld;  Mörsch;  Neureut;  Oberacker;  Staffort;  Sulzfeld; Unterowisheim

REUTLINGEN: Bad Urach; Dettingen an der Erms; Eningen


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DISTRICT(Kreise): Gen-Site(s)

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DILLINGEN: Dillingen; Hochstadt

DONAU-RIES: Nördlingen

ERLANGEN: Erlangen

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DISTRICT(Kreise): Gen-Site(s)

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BERGSTRASSE:  Igelsbach;   Nieder Liebersbach;   Zwingenberg

DARMSTADT-DIEBURG: Pfungstadt; Seeheim

DARMSTADT: Eberstadt





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DISTRICT(Kreise): Gen-Site(s)

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BRAUNSCHWEIG: Braunschweig

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DISTRICT(Kreise): Gen-Site(s)

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BAD KREUZNACH: Lettweiler;  Meisenheim

SUDWESTPFALZ: Hornbach; Thaleischweiler;  


ZWEIBRUCKEN: Rimchweilwer; Zweibrücken

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·    A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, & Historical

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·         Place Names - Gazetteer

· Library—Geography Section

·         Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

·         Directory of Cities and Towns in World

·         Foreign Place Names Search (USGS-GNIS)


·         East and West Prussia Gazetteer

·         Lists of German communities by state & county

·         German & Polish place names - Index contains Polish and previous German names of localities situated in Poland and Russia.  Also some names of places from former Saxony now in Poland and Silesian now in Germany.

·         German Gazetteers - ProGenealogists

·         German Empire Gazetteer - Names of 3365 places. Because many village names were “Germanized” in East-Prussia the new name is after a slash. The Polish, Russian Cyrillic and Lithuanian equivalents are shown in a separate column.

·         An Atlas of The German Empire (1883) – Search the gazetteer, for a town or village to find reference to a map section that can be used to narrow the search down to a single section of the large complex map.

·         Directory of Cities, Towns, & Regions in Germany

·         List of places in Germany

·         KartenmeisterThis database contains 92919 locations with over 38,691 name changes once, and 5,500 twice and more. All locations are east of the Oder and Neisse rivers and are based on the borders in 1918. Included in this database are the following provinces: East Prussia, including Memel, West Prussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia.

·         Hannover Gemeinde Index - Covers Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony, called "Hannover") Braunschweig (Brunswick), Schamburg-Lippe and Oldenburg.

·         Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire $ - The gazetteer to use to locate place names in German research. It was originally compiled in 1912 (pre World War One). Overall, this gazetteer includes more than 210,000 cities, towns, hamlets, villages, etc.

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