German Emigration Lists and Records [on this website] People who left Germany: this webpage contains links to online German emigration lists and indexes. FamilySearch Genealogy Records - Germany (requires free registration; to view some of the images you must be at an LDS Family History Center or a FamilySearch affiliated library). Includes some German baptism, marriage, death and burial indexes, and other items. FamilySearch also has some digitized microfilm of German genealogy records...
Matricula Online (ongoing project) has some digitized Catholic church books for the Dioceses of Hildesheim, Magdeburg, Münster, Paderborn, and Passau
National German Military Grave Registration Service (this site is in German)
This organization maintains a database of more than 2 million names of missing and dead German soldiers from both World Wars. You can search this database online or write to them for assistance. Notes for searching: Nachname=surname; Vorname=first name; supplying a date of birth or death is optional. Click on "Suche beginnen" to start your 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 & Number), Land/Plz/Ort (Country/Postal or Zip Code/City). Then click on "Zur Ergebniseite" to continue. On the next screen click "Suchanfrage ausführen."
Online German Family Heritage Books - Ortsfamilienbücher (more than 100 listings including the example below)
Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
Baden: Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 at FamilySearch
Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany and surrounding villages
This is a database from the Church books of Göppingen beginning in 1808.
Weil Schoenbuch, Wuerttemberg Lutheran Marriage Records 1591-1700
Kappel am Rhein Family Names from the Dorfsippenbuch for this village in Baden
digiPress: Digitized Historical Newspapers from the Bavarian State Library
Bavaria, Germany, WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918 (at Ancestry/requires payment)
Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau Church Records digital images from the church books
Ahnenforschung Wüstenberg genealogy database from Wuestenberg
Bavaria: Diocese of Augsburg Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939 at FamilySearch (index is available online with free registration; to view images of the records, you must be at an LDS Family History Center or a FamilySearch affiliate library.)
Bavaria: Nuremberg Civil Registration, 1803-1886 at FamilySearch (index is available online with free registration)
Berlin Telephone Books, 1908-1991; and Address Directories, 1799-1943
Bremer Adressbücher 1794-1955 (Bremen Address Directories)
Hamburg Generalregister Sterbefälle (General Register of Deaths), 1876-1983 PDF files
Hamburg Address Books
Hessisches Archiv-Dokumentations- und Informations-System (Hessian Archive Documentation and Information System) includes Hessian Death Records 1876-1929
Adreßbuch von Kassel und Umgebungen (Address Books for Kassel and Surroundings)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania)
Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census Records Online for 1819, 1867, 1890 and 1900 (at Ancestry/fee-based)
Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1920 (at Ancestry/fee-based) Ancestry also has Grevesmühlen Births, 1876-1901 and Deaths, 1876-1950; includes Grevesmühlen and the communities of Börzow, Diedrichshagen, Friedrichshagen, Roggenstorf, and Bössow.
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
Suche in den Online-Findbüchern des Niedersächsischen Landesarchivs general search engine for the Niedersachsen state archive (includes some emigration records)
St. Martin Church of Hohnhorst, Schaumburg Province (Formerly Hessische Grafschaf Schaumburg), Lower Saxony index to church record extractions (marriages and confirmations)
Nordrhein-Westfalen (Northrhine Westphalia)
Münster: Diocese of Münster Catholic Church Records (images online) listed by parish; not indexed
Sauerländer Arbeitskreise für Familienforschung PDF files that can be downloaded with vital records for the following towns: Endorf, Eslohe, Hellefeld, Kallenhardt, Schönholthausen, Schliprüthen & Stockum
Wehdem Evangelical Church Records (includes the villages of Wehdem, Oppendorf, Westrup & Oppenwehe)
Index of Some Surnames of Windheim Parish (includes the villages of Windheim, Ilse, Joessen, Haevern, Rosenhagen, Neuenknick, Seelenfeld & Doehren)
Bergischer Datenpool (Data Pool) genealogy database with user contributed material for the Bergisches Land area including Wuppertal
Pommern (Pomerania) parts now in Poland
Pomeranian Genealogical Association Databases includes christenings, marriages, deaths and more
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 at FamilySearch (requires free registration)
Pomerania, Germany, Parish Register Transcripts, 1544-1883 at Ancestry/requires payment
Genealogy in Archives - sources for the history of the inhabitants of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship has a database with genealogy records for the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province
Pommerndatenbank includes address books and some church records
Geneteka has indexes for some parish registers in Pomerania
Pomeranian Pedigree Database contains over 100,000 names input by the members of the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt (Pomeranian Society of Freistadt)
Die Vorfahren Surname Database of Pomerania & Surrounding Regions This index has about 127,000 names that have apppeared in Die Pommerschen Leute (German Pomeranian Newsletter) from 1982-2012.
Posen (Poznan) now in Poland
Poznan Marriage Indexing Project index for 817,000 marriages from the Prussian province of Posen
Civil Registrations for Bartschin, Kreis Schubin - now Barcin, (Szubin), Poland
Steinfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) Church Records
List of Palatines from Germany to England in 1709 (most went on to America)
Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Records of St. Michael's, Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany 1799-1874
AKVZ-Databank Schleswig-Holstein Census Registers
Genealogy in Schleswig Holstein, Germany
Includes some census and emigration records for this German state.
Genealogy Records from the Parish of Erfde, Schleswig features downloadable PDF files of church records, graves, census records & emigrants - includes: Erfde, Tielen, Bargen, Scheppern, Pahlhorn & Tielenhemme
Schleswig-Holstein: Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration Records, 1874-1983 at FamilySearch
Westpreussen (West Prussia) now in Poland
The West Prussian Land Register of 1772-1773
If you have ancestors from West Prussia (today in Poland) you may find them listed here if they owned land.
Familienforschung in Westpreussen database of about 100,000 residents with 12,700 surnames in 3 counties: Briesen, Graudenz and Strasburg (and adjacent districts)
Putzig, West Prussia Genealogy Records 1660-1890
Assorted birth, marriage and death records extracted from the Catholic Church records of Putzig, West Prussia -- today called Puck, Poland. Civil Registrations in West Prussia for the following towns...