Germany Record Finder

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Beginning Research
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Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Germany is Baerbel

Record Finder Table for Germany[edit | edit source]

The following Record Finder table assists researchers in determining record types that may list the information they are looking for.

Order of Records[edit | edit source]

The typically most reliable sources are listed at the top of the list. However, depending on the time period of the record and location, multiple records in the list may need to be searched to achieve the objective. Alternative records are listed as well in case traditional records do not provide the desired information.

List of Topics[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder table links to the Germany topic Wiki pages, containing databases and other information about accessing the records.

Vital Events[edit | edit source]

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Birth date and place
Marriage place and date
Death date, place, and burial

Maiden Names and Family Members[edit | edit source]

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Maiden name
Parents, children, spouses, and other family members
Living relatives

Immigration and Country of Origin[edit | edit source]

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Immigration date
Country and town of origin

Residences and Locations[edit | edit source]

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Residence

Personal Details and Affiliations[edit | edit source]

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Nobility
Occupation
Religion
Social activities
Physical description

Reading German Records[edit | edit source]

Vocabulary
Naming patterns
Online classes
Writing for records

Provinces, Kingdoms, and Duchies of the German Empire: English (German, if different)[edit | edit source]

Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png The topic articles listed above give general background, record contents details, and research methods. More specific help is available in topic articles for each province of the German Empire, including links to actual records.


Click on the names of the province or duchy to find detailed instructions for family history research for that locality.

Independent From Prussia

Prussia (Preussen)

Thuringia (Thüringen)

City-States