German Genealogy Resources on the Internet

Basic Research Guide for German Genealogy [on this website]
An outline for beginners to intermediate researchers, showing the basic steps to developing a German genealogy research project. With links to helpful webpages both on this site and elsewhere on the web.

Online German Genealogy Records and Databases [on this website]
Places to find German civil registration records, church records, and other German genealogy records on the internet. The "Finding Passenger Lists" Series [on this website]
Tips for finding your ancestor's passenger arrival record.

Pennsylvania German Pioneers Research Guide 1727-1808 [on this website]

St. Louis Genealogy Resources [on this website]
The German Roots Webmaster has St. Louis roots. This brief page will show you where to find St. Louis genealogy resources on the Internet.

The German Genealogy Records Series
A series of articles for finding records in Germany - includes: "Tips for Finding Your German Immigrant Ancestor's Hometown in Germany," "Tips for Finding German Genealogy Records for Your German-American Ancestor" and "How I Found Some Genealogy Records for My German Ancestors." German Genealogy Books [on this website]
A list of books that may be helpful in your search.

Google Translate
Here you can have text or a webpage "machine" translated from German to English or English to German for free. Many other languages are also supported.

Germany Letter Writing Guide from the Family History Library

Bundesarchiv: Personal Documents of Military Provenance until 1945 Archive for German military records, including personnel files for WWI and WWII. Some of the records may be restricted or unavailable.

German Genealogy
An informational site for those doing German research. Contains tips on researching by region (including former German lands now outside of Germany).

Christina Beine, the Girl They Left Behind
The story of my immigrant family and a child they left behind in Germany.

Lizzie Beine, the Forgotten Mother
The story of a young German immigrant who died in childbirth in St. Louis in 1890.

A Child's View of a Journey from Germany to America in 1887
The story of my Nelke immigrant family, who settled in St. Louis.

Hegensdorf, A Small German Village [on this website]
A complete website for this village in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Includes photographs, history, list of emigrants to America, genealogies and more.

Five Views of Siddinghausen [on this website]
Photographs of a small German village

How to Get Aerial Photos of Your German Ancestral Home [on this website]
Instructions on how to order aerial photographs of German towns from the U.S. National Archives.

Germans from Russia Links [on this website]
Tracing Germans from Russia is a specialized research area. If any of your ancestors fall into this group you might find this webpage helpul. (this site is in German)
A web directory with German genealogy resources.

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