"How To" German Genealogy Tools
- Anderson, S. Chris, and Ernest Thode. A Genealogist's
Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors, How to Find and
Record Your Unique Heritage. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway
Books, 2000. Excellent resource for the novice doing German
- Arbeitsgemeinschaft ostdeutscher Familienforscher e.V.
Genealogical Guide to German Ancestors from East Germany and
Eastern Europe. Herne Neustadt/Aisch: Degener, 1984.
- Barth, Fredrick H. The Beginner's Guide to German
Genealogical Research. Bountiful, Utah: Thomsen's
Genealogical Center, 1988.
Basic Research Outline for German Genealogy . From the
German Roots website.
- Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete
Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe.
3d edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.
- Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your German Roots: A
Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas
of Europe. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical
- Bellingham, Mary, et al. Research Guide to
German-American Genealogy. St. Paul, Minnesota: German
Interest Group, Branch of Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1991.
- Blodgett, Steven W. Germany: Genealogical Research Guide.
Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989.
- Brandt, Edward R., Mary Bellingham, Kent Cutkomp, Kermit
Frye, and Patricia Lowe. Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to
Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns. St. Paul: Germanic
Genealogy Society, 1996.
- Brandt, Bruce and Edward Reimer Brandt. Where to Look for
Hard-to-Find German-Speaking Ancestors in Eastern Europe.
2nd rev. edition. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Clearfield Co., 1993.
- Dearden, Fay and Dougla Dearden. The German Researcher:
How to Get the Most Out of Our Family History Center. 4th
edition, Revised and expanded. Minneapolis, Family Tree Press,
- Dearden, Fay. The German Researcher: How to Get the Most
Out of an L-D-S Branch Genealogy Library. Plymouth,
Minnesota: Family Tress Press, 1989, 1990.
- Family History Library. Research Outline: German.
Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, 1997.
Finding Passenger Lists 1820-c.1940 . A basic tutorial for
German Americans by Joe Beine, German Roots Webmaster.
Finding Where Your Ancestors Came From in Germany - Linda
- Friedrichs, Dr.Heinz. How to Find My German Ancestors and
Relatives. 3rd rev. edition. Verlag Degener & Co., 1997.
A Genealogical Handbook of German Research . Excellent "How
To" guide from FamilySearch.org.
German & Genealogy . An online article in two parts on
German words frequently encountered in genealogy.
- German Genealogy
Cross-Index by Federation of East European Family History
- German Genealogy Research Guide. Novato,
California: Broderbund, 1998.
- The German Research Companion by Shirley J. Riemer.
2000. 664 pages. ASIN: 0965676102. Contact:
Topics include hundreds of reference items and thousands of
facts. It also offers extensive information about American
research tools needed to trace German-speaking immigrant
ancestors to their origins.
- Germanic genealogy : a guide to worldwide sources and
migration patterns. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: Germanic
Genealogy Society, c1997.
Hints for researchers outside Germany
How to Germany. Searching for your German ancestors.
- Information on
German genealogy by the German Genealogy Team, Germany, USA
- Jensen, Larry O. A Genealogical Handbook of German
Research. Pleasant Grove, Utah: L.O. Jensen, 1980-1983.
- Konrad, J. German Family Research Made Simple.
Munroe Falls, Ohio: Summit, 1982.
- Law, Hugh T. How to Trace Your Ancestors to Europe.
Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Books, 1989.
- Minert, Roger P. and Shirley J. Riemer. Researching in
Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your
Ancestors. Sacramento, California: Lorelei Press, 2001. A
"must have" book for your genealogical research in Germany.
- Parker, J. Carlyle. Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family
History Research. 3rd. edition. Turlock, California:
Marietta Publishing Co., 1996.
- Research Guide to German-American Genealogy. St.
Paul, Minnesota: German Interest Group, Branch of Minnesota
Genealogical Society, 1991.
- Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit to the
Homeland of Your Ancestors by Rober P. Minert. Lorelei
Press, 2001. 254 pages. ASIN: 0965676153. Contact:
Minert is Professor of Germanic and Slavic Family History at
Brigham Young University.
- Ribbe, Wolfgang and Eckhart Henning. Taschenbusch für
Familiengeschichtsforschung. Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany:
Verlag Degener & Co., 2001. Excellent German language resource
for family history research, including vocabulary lists for
occupations, illnesses, relatives, etc.
- Riemer, Shirley J. The German Research Companion.
Rev. edition. Sacramento, California: Lorelei Press, 2000.
Excellent resource for German genealogy. Excellent one-volume
reference work on German family research.
- Schweitzer, George K. German Genealogical Research.
Knoxville, Tennessee: The Author, 1995.
- Smelser, Ronald M. Finding Your German Ancestors.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1991.
- Smith, Clifford Neal and Anna Piszczan-Czaja Smith.
Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research. New
York, R.R. Bowker Co., 1976.
- Smith, Kenneth. Beyond the Basics. Camden, Maine:
Picton, 1989. Descriptions of the contents of certain types of
vital records, as well as some cultural details related to vital
records in Germany.
- Thode, Ernest. Address book for Germanic genealogy.
6th ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., c1997.
- Thode, Ernest. German-English genealogical dictionary.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992.
- Verdenhalven, Fritz. Familienkundliches Wörterbuch.
Verlag Degener & Co., 137. Dictionary of genealogical terms.
- Wellauer, Maralyn A. Tracing Your German Roots.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wellauer, 1978.
- Wilsmann, Howard E. German Genealogy.
- World GenWeb