General Genealogical Information (Germany)

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General Information

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Genealogical and Historical Records

  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration Records
    Civil registration records begin in 1876 in most of Germany and as early as 1792 in some areas.
  • Other Records

Gazetteers and Maps


Archives and Libraries

Miscellaneous Subjects

  • Publishers
  • Phone books
    Accessing Telephone Records
  • Professional Researchers
    • Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen e.V.
      c/o Manuel Aicher, Vogelaustrasse 34, CH-8953 Dietikon, Switzerland
      Tel.: 0041/1/7422083, Fax: 0041/1/7422084, e-mail:
      This is the professional organization of genealogists in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Inquiries are passed on to the members of regional competence.
  • Customs
  • Emigration:
    Emigration from Germany to Amerika
  • Occupations
  • Etymology
  • Events
    Current events (in German)

Other Resources (including Internet)

Predecessor States, Historical- and Geographic Regions

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