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<span style="color:DarkViolet">'''Go to one of the following articles to learn how to search for your family that lived in Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz).'''</span>  Germany was unified into the German Empire in 1871.  This Research Wiki, the FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Historical Records are organized by the localities and place names as of 1871. In 1871, the area of the modern state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) belonged to:
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*[[Bavaria (Bayern), German Empire Genealogy|'''Bavaria (Bayern), German Empire Genealogy''']]
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*[[Hesse (Hessen), German Empire Genealogy|'''Hesse (Hessen), German Empire Genealogy''']]
Guide to '''Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany ''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''after 1945''': birth records, marriage records, death records.
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*[[Hesse-Nassau (Hessen-Nassau), German Empire Genealogy|'''Hesse-Nassau (Hessen-Nassau), German Empire Genealogy''']]
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*[[Rhineland (Rheinland), German Empire Genealogy|'''Rhineland (Rheinland) German Empire Genealogy''']]
==Historical Background==
 
*In 1946, the Rhineland (Rheinland) was divided up between the newly founded states of '''North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)''' and '''Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)'''. The town of Wetzlar became part of Hesse (Hessen).
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Germany Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with German research:
 
*[[Germany How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
*[[Germany Finding Town of Origin]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/12 German Church and Civil Records]
 
*[http://is.byu.edu/courses/pe/999022071006/public/start.htm German Research], BYU Independent Study, no cost.
 
 
 
:[[{{PAGENAME}}#More Research Strategies and Tools |'''''See More Research Strategies''''']]
 
 
 
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<h3>Germany Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to tools and websites that assist in German research:
 
*[http://www.meyersgaz.org Meyers Gaz Online Gazetteer]
 
*[[German Word List|German Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/375 Old German Script]--Three parts
 
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/German/en/intro.aspx German Script Tutorial]
 
*[[German Letter Writing Guide]]
 
:[[{{PAGENAME}}#More Research Strategies and Tools |'''''See More Research Tools''''']]
 
 
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==Research to Find the Town of Origin==
 
If you do not yet know the name of the town of your ancestor's birth, there are well-known strategies for a thorough hunt for it. 
 
*Use [[Germany Finding Town of Origin|'''Germany Finding Town of Origin''']] as a guide in finding evidence in United States records proving your ancestors' town of origin. Also see [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|'''Germany Emigration and Immigration''']], especially for immigration to countries other than the United States.
 
 
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'''For the best information on whether your ancestors' town was in Bavaria, Hesse, Hesse-Nassau, and Rheinland, find the town in''' [http://www.meyersgaz.org '''Meyer's 1871 Gazetteer Online.''']
 
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Latest revision as of 10:31, 19 January 2021

Go to one of the following articles to learn how to search for your family that lived in Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). Germany was unified into the German Empire in 1871. This Research Wiki, the FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Historical Records are organized by the localities and place names as of 1871. In 1871, the area of the modern state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) belonged to:


Former States Now in Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)

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For the best information on whether your ancestors' town was in Bavaria, Hesse, Hesse-Nassau, and Rheinland, find the town in Meyer's 1871 Gazetteer Online.