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# |If the churches have placed the records in archives for safekeeping, which archives have jurisdiction for the area?
 
# |If the churches have placed the records in archives for safekeeping, which archives have jurisdiction for the area?
 
Some of these questions will be answered in the [[Germany Genealogy#Finding Research Instructions for Your Specific Locality|'''Wiki Germany province page''']] for your [[Germany Genealogy#Finding Research Instructions for Your Specific Locality|'''province in Germany'''.]]  This article will teach you about some geographical reference aids that might also help you.
 
Some of these questions will be answered in the [[Germany Genealogy#Finding Research Instructions for Your Specific Locality|'''Wiki Germany province page''']] for your [[Germany Genealogy#Finding Research Instructions for Your Specific Locality|'''province in Germany'''.]]  This article will teach you about some geographical reference aids that might also help you.
==After You Find the Name of Your Ancestors' Town in Germany==
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==Finding the Records for Your Ancestors' Town==
 
*So you went through a variety of United States records, and finally found the name of the town in Germany where your ancestors lived. Hopefully, along the way, you saw other clues to the region of that town, such as Saxony, Prussia, Hessen, or Bavaria.  Sometimes those regions are easier to find than the town, and they can be important if there are several towns of the same name. But your job might not be done.   
 
*So you went through a variety of United States records, and finally found the name of the town in Germany where your ancestors lived. Hopefully, along the way, you saw other clues to the region of that town, such as Saxony, Prussia, Hessen, or Bavaria.  Sometimes those regions are easier to find than the town, and they can be important if there are several towns of the same name. But your job might not be done.   
 
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