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929.13
A5385

Ancestors in Germany Archives: A Guide to Family History
Sources/ Raymond S. Wright III...[et.al]. Baltimore, MD:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.

A detailed discussion of locating records in German Archives,
and an in depth listing of sources available at individual provincial
archives.

929.4
B151d

Bahlow, Hans, translated by Edda Gentry, with an introduction
by Henry Geitz. Dictionary of German Names. Madison, Wis.:
Max Klade Institute for German-American Studies, 2002

A detailed discussion of German names, including a geographical
portrait, occupational surnames, names of origin, including
abbreviation key, bibliography and maps.

929.13
B355i
2001

Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your German Roots: A
Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the
Germanic Areas of Europe. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical
Publishing Co., 2001.

Includes the changes produced by German unification,
which included locations of archives, church headquarters
and genealogical Societies, LDS and Jewish resources, and
Germans in U.S. and Canada.

929.13
C415g

Cerny, Johni. A Guide to German Parish Registers: In the Family
History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1988.

Includes data from mid 16th century which notes villages that
kept parish records.

929.13
G373t


Germans to America: Lists of Passenger Arriving at U.S. Ports.
Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, c1988.

Derived from original ship manifest schedules in chronological
order by date of arrival. The original set is from January 2,
1850-June 17, 1897. A new set of books is now in progress
starting in 1840.


929.13
H174a

Hall, Charles M. The Atlantic Bridge to Germany. Logan,
UT: Everton, 1974.

A multi-volume set of books that started in 1974, before
unification. Each volume deals with a section of Germany.

929.13
J54ge

Jensen, Larry O. A Genealogical Handbook of German
Research. Rev. ed. Pleasant Grove, UT: 1987

Lists historical information regarding German Research,
handwriting, surnames and place names, and corresponding
for records.

929.13
J54g
1987

Jensen, Larry O. Maps of the German Empire of 1871.
Rev. ed. Pleasant Grove, UT: Jensen Publications, 1987.

Along with 1871 maps has a discussion of the history
of many of the German provinces.

912
M229g

Der Gross Shell Atlas. [Stuttgart] Germany: Mairs
Geographischen Verlag., 1986/87.

Provides detailed maps of Europe, which include tourist
planning, towns and their environs, city maps, city centers,
foreign city maps, hotel directories, also included are a
detailed index of place names.

929.13
M664h

Minert, Roger P. Hesse Place Name Indexes: Identifying
Place Names Using Alpha. and Rev. Alpha....Indexes.

Woods Cross, UT: GRT Publications, 2000.
Finding place names in Hesse with standard alpha index
when certain segments of the name are missing.

929.13
M664r

Minert, Roger P. Researching in Germany: A Handbook
for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors. Sacramento CA: Lorelei Press, 2001

Contains chapters on preparing for your visit, getting around,
conducting family research, enjoying yourself and what to do
after the trip. There are also sections on Austria and Eastern
Europe.

929.13
R556g

Riemer, Shirley J. The German Research Companion. Rev.
exp. 2nd ed. Sacramento. CA: Lorelei Press, 2000.

Discusses German lands past and present, contacts and
sources, a discussion of emigration laws in Germany, U.S.
resources, how to understand language, vocabulary, resources
in Germany, including the Archives. There is also a discussion
of German-American newspapers, city directories and
manuscripts.

929.13
S324w

Schenk, Trudy, Ruth Froelke and Inge Bork. The Wuerttemberg
Emigration Index. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1986.

Information extracted from the original Wuerttemberg emigration
records. Films available through the Family History Library system
in Salt Lake City.

929
S413g

Schweitzer, George K. with the assistance of Anne M. Smalley
and Katharina Hecke. German Genealogical Research. Knoxville, TN: 1992.

Information on Germans to America, types of German records
and depositories, to mention only a few of the categories
of information.

929.13
R564g

Sibmacher, Johann. Grosses und allegmeines Wappenbuch,
in einer neuen, vollstandig geordneten und reich vermehrten
Aufl., mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erlauterungen.

Has excellent General Index enabling many untreatable
arms to be found.

16.92913
T449a
1997

Thode, Ernest. Address Book for Germanic Genealogy.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

Publishing Co., 1997. Has German and other European
addresses.

Periodicals


929.13
G373g

German Genealogical Digest. Salt Lake City, UT: 1985.

This periodical has articles on German research, new
German sources, microfilm update, book reviews,
ancestral research and other topics.

CD-ROMs


CD

Germans in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census.

Generations Archives by Heritage Quest. CD-ROM. Sierra On-Line,
Inc., 2000

CD

Germans in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Heritage Quest.

CD-ROM. Pro-Quest Information and Learning Co., 2003.

Internet Links




Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.
www.cyndislist.com/germany.htm

This site includes general resources, government and cities,
history and culture, How to, Language, Handwriting and
Script, Libraries, Locality Specific and Migration, Military,
Newspapers, Palatines and other topics.


GEN DB 3-30-2009