German Genealogy

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Check these six sources for the name of your German immigrant ancestor’s home village—the key to unlocking generations of family information in records of Germany.
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The Generations Network makes its first foreign-language site a German one.
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Need help finding family overseas? Let a local be your guide. This year’s Family Tree 40 list highlights the top blogs for tracing roots around the globe.
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If you've got German ancestors, you've got company.
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The Third Reich's genealogy directive produced these all-but-forgotten — until now — documents naming millions of German ancestors.
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Your ancestor may appear in genealogical records by his given or middle name, or a shortened form of the name. Here are some common German names and nicknames.
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Trace your ancestry in Prussia, Bavaria and more with our guide to research in Germany’s historical regions.
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You're in luck if your family tree features early German immigrants to Pennsylvania.
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