Open main menu
Westphalia (Westfalen),
German Empire Wiki Topics
Westphalia.jpg
Getting Started
Major Record Types
Reading the Records
Additional Westphalia (Westfalen)
Record Types
Westphalia (Westfalen) Background
Local Research Resources
Germany Record Types
Germany Background
Adopt-a-wiki page
GoAncestrysml.jpg This page adopted by:
GoAncestry
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today


Here is an interactive map for Germany For a comprehensive understanding of maps, study the article Germany Maps.

North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Nordrhein-Westfalen.jpg

Historic areas
now in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen:)

Former States Now in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 2.57.43 PM.png

Modern Nordrhein-Westfalen

Modern Nordrhein-Westfalen.png

Germany Nationwide Maps

  • Ravenstein's Atlas of the German Empire covers Germany as it existed between 1871 and 1914. The maps and accompanying gazetteer from the University of Wisconsin Libraries can be downloaded in sections. Once downloaded, each colored map can be enlarged to show details. Localities are charted down to the parish level.
  • Königliche Preußische Landesaufnahme. Kartographische Abteilung. Karte des Deutschen Reiches (Map of the German Empire). Scale1:100,000. Berlin, Germany: Königliche PreußischeLandesaufnahme, 1914-1917. (FHL film 68,814.) This map will help you find places in the former German Empire as they existed from 1871 to 1914. The detailed maps on this microfilm are in numerical order. A digital verson of this map is available on www.ancestry.com at this link. You can also search the Ancestry card catalog for the term "Ubersichtsblatt" to get to the map set.