FOR GERMAN GENEALOGY
List of books and a list of libraries where they may be found. Mostly in Germany but some can be found in the Harvard library.
Helpful LINKS for Baden-Wuerttemberg family researchers to: The Baden-Wuerttemberg Surname Index, The mailing list archives, History & maps of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Samples of emigration documents, The Baden-Wuerttemberg GENWeb Page, The Baden-Wuerttemberg Mailing List FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
|Baden-Wuerttemberg GENWeb Page
Excellent resource for B-W genealogy, maintained by Mike Pantel
Which "Baden" Is
Helpful historical information on Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ) for answers to a wide variety of questions on German ancestors, history and
the Trail of Germanic Ancestors
Your Immigrant Ancestors
Where Your Ancestors Came From in Germany
Family History Library Ancestor Search
Look up your ancestors' names (free) in the immense collection of extracted data gathered by the LDS Library.
List for Germany
Excellent practical information of great value to all seekers of German ancestors, featuring the state of Hessen by Don Watson.
Ships' Passenger Lists & Naturalization Research Guide
Excellent step-by-step advice by Arnie Lang.
|Regional Research in German-Speaking Countries||Links to German Research|
for German Genealogy
||Basic Research Outline for German Genealogy|
|German Telephone Book||Babel
If you want a rough transcription, you can try cutting and pasting the text into this web translator. It's not the most accurate but it can give you the gist of the message. I've used it quite a bit myself. by Pam
Birkenfeld in Enzkreis, Germany
Graefenhausen is part of this community, according to
Genealogical Handbook of German Research
by Larry Jensen
There is a book with three chapters on learning to read old German script...There a method for learning the script
rather than having to compare everything to a list of sample alphabets. You will be doing some of that of course but regardless of how many alphabets you collect there will always be some unreadable words. Ever try reading
your doctor's prescription? You do not have to know the language to transcribe it but since you do have some knowledge it will be helpful. (Click on G in the alphabet at the top of the page and then scroll down to Germany.
You can download a PDF file and print out the parts you wish.)
Handwriting in German Documents
by Roger P. Minert
If you are willing to spend the money there is a book that came out last year that is excellent. This one gives a review of development of German with examples. It also takes you through the various letters, those that you
should have no trouble with and those that are grouped together with similar structure. Example: lower case s, h and f are the only letters that extend as far above the line as they do below. When you know this it narrows your
choices down considerably. The Jensen book does give you all the basics such as this. The Minert book
takes you much father and steps your through the records. There is a genealogical word list for German, Latin and French words often found in church records. It is a mid-price book ($25.95) and well worth it if you are serious about working with German church records.
Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors: How to Find
and Record Your Unique Heritage (Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your
by Chris Anderson, et al (Paperback)
Your German Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide
by Kevan M. Hansen (Paperback)
I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records
by Edna M. Bentz (Spiral-bound)
You can buy it direct from Edna's family for $21, inc S&H. Some people on the German lists have used that and found it helpful. I wasn't sure how much more helpful it would have been than the G-E Genealogical Dictionary with the FHL helps.
Church Books: Beyond the Basics
by Kenneth L. Smith (Paperback)
of German Names
by Hans Bahlow, et al (Paperback)
There are names listed in Thode's Dictionary.
Search of Your German Roots A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors
by Angus Baxter
Names 2nd Edition
by George F. Jones
by Manfred Waßner
"I thought that members of the list that read German may be interested in a book on the history of Baden-Württemberg that came out last year in honor of the 50th anniversary of thefounding of the modern state of Baden-Württemberg. It was published by Konrad Theiss Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, in 2002. I happened to come upon it last year when I visited Germany to find the birthplace of my great-grandfather, Gottlieb Wallenmaier, in Maubach, near Backnang. It has a number of historical maps in it," stated Tom Wallenmaier
|Cassell German-English Dictionary||Langenscheidt German-English Dictionary|
Online Resources for German Genealogy
To guide you in
acquiring the skills and information you need for German family research
success, there is excellent help available (absolutely FREE) at the
following Web sites. The information provided will answer many of
your questions, and can often be the source of answers that may not
appear on the Baden-Wuerttemberg Mailing List. (If you like, you can
print out any of the information and keep it for your reference).
soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ)
RootsWeb's Guide "On
the Trail of Germanic Ancestors"
RootsWeb's Guide "Tracing
Your Immigrant Ancestors"
Linda Herrick's "Finding
Where Your Ancestors Came From in Germany"
LDS Family History Library Ancestor Search
GenHelp - Genealogy Help at Your Fingertips
A Genealogical Handbook of German Research by Larry Jensen
First go to:
(When at that page,
click with your mouse on the letter "G" shown
Cyndi Howell's amazing database of genealogy links, Cyndi's List (for
Don Watson's Hessen Web Site [featuring the state of Hessen]
Arnie Lang's Immigration,
Ships' Passenger Lists & Naturalization
Regional Research in German-Speaking Countries
Links to German Research on the Internet
Resources for German Genealogy on the Internet
Basic Research Outline for German Genealogy
Mailing List "Home Page" on the Web
I. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Surname Index
Baden-Wuerttemberg GENWeb Page (Excellent resource for B-W genealogy,
Which "Baden" Is
Which? (Explanation of the difference between state of
Baden-Wuerttemberg Page at Genealogienetz (Helpful historical
Research Access/Background for the Baden Emigration Index (for those
|Thanks to Celia Mitschelen & Pam & Fred H Held (BADEN-WURTTEMBERG-L@rootsweb.com) for literature reviews. Bill & Carla Heller & Celia Mitschelen (BADEN-WURTTEMBERG-L@rootsweb.com) for website links.|
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