Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany Genealogy
|Rhineland (Rheinprovinz) |
|Major Rhineland (Rheinprovinz) Record Types|
|Reading the Records|
|Additional Rhineland (Rheinprovinz) Record Types|
|Rhineland (Rheinprovinz) Background|
|Local Research Resources|
|Germany Record Types|
Guide to Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany ancestry, family history, and genealogy after 1945: birth records, marriage records, death records.
Historical Background[edit | edit source]
- 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).
Getting Started[edit | edit source]
Getting Started with Germany Research
Links to articles on getting started with German research:
Germany Research Tools
Links to tools and websites that assist in German research:
Research to Find the Town of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 as a guide in finding evidence in United States records proving your ancestors' town of origin. Also see Germany Emigration and Immigration, especially for immigration to countries other than the United States.
Maps[edit | edit source]