Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany Genealogy

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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

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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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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