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Lübeck[edit | edit source]

  • Zur Geschichte der Erbhöfe im Früheren lübeckischen Staatsgebiet: The author, Dr. Hartwig, furnished in 1907 a historical overview re. the legal issues of Lübeck's property. Over time Lübeck acquired land and villages which Dr. Hartwig listed. Besides the village names owners of properties are given and legal aspects discussed. International film 491954 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (item 15) provides the entire book, which could be very informative to the family historian interested in research in Lübeck.

Germany Nationwide Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library uses one gazetteer as the standard guide for listing German places in the catalog. Regardless of the various jurisdictions a place may have been under at different times, all German places are listed by the jurisdictions used in the following reference:

Uetrecht, E. Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs(Meyers Place- and Traffic directory of the German Empire). Fifth Edition. Leipzig, Germany: Bibliographisches Institute, 1912-3. (FHL book Ref 943 E5mo; films 496,640-1; fiche 6,000,001-29.)

Meyer's gazetteer (often referred to as Meyers Orts) lists the names of places as they existed in Germany from 1871 to 1912. It gives the name of the state or province where each town was located at that time. The gazetteer is written in Gothic print, which can be hard to read.