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Odessa      Attention: Not safe!

Odessa is a digital library dedicated to the cultural and family history of the millions of Germans who emigrated to Russia in the 1800s and their descendants, who are now scattered throughout the world. The Odessa document collection consists primarily of digitized books and records plus indexes of microfilms and research aids that enable users to trace individual and family migrations since the early 1800s. Odessa is made freely available by the author, Roger Ehrich, on whose cloud server the library resides.

Perry Castaneda Library

Historical European maps at the University of Texas

ProGenealogist German Gazetteers by Kory Meyerink

Records about German families were created at the local level, in the town or parish where they lived. Therefore, locating places in Germany is an important aspect of successful German research. From there it is essential to identify the parish where the family attended church. The primary tools for such research are gazetteers. Most of those gazetteers are written in German (often using an archaic font style), and are hard for most researchers to access, except via microfilm at a Family History Center. Fortunately, technology is changing all that. Slowly, an increasing number of gazetteers for various German states are appearing online

Ravenstein Atlas des Deutschen Reichs

The atlas helps in tracing the roots of families with origins in any part of the German empire from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Due to the large scale of its maps (1:850,000) and its thorough gazetteer of place-names, one can locate even small towns and villages on the maps in the Ravenstein atlas. A special feature is the marking of the locations of churches on all of the maps as well as one special map with an accompanying table giving statistics on the religious denominations found throughout the German empire down to the Regierungsbezirk and Kreis governmental units. An explanatory key of the symbols appearing on the map can be found in the lower right corner of map section IX.

RootsWeb: German / Prussia Mailing Lists

Founded in 1995 by John P. Fuller Continued by Linda Lambert and Megan Zurawicz

RootsWeb: Occupations

OLD GERMAN PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS and ILLNESSES Translated from German into the English language by Oliver Weiss

Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation

The Foundation works to preserve and honor two of our country’s greatest landmarks: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We pursue a diverse range of educational and community building efforts and work to create meaningful connections between island visitors and the dense fabric of American history.

Stephen P. Morse One-Step Webpages

This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites

The Burgenland Bunch Genealogy Group

Genealogists researching the multi-ethnic heritage of the Burgenland of Austria and adjoining areas of former West Hungary.

The Library of Congress: The Germans in America

This presentation provides information about immigration from the German-speaking world to the United States, and about the activities of German immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries

The Library of Congress: The Luxembourgers in America

“The Luxembourgers in America” is part of the pilot phase of a larger project to create, in cooperation with partners in Europe and the United States, a Transatlantic Digital Library dealing with themes of common European-American interest and significance.

The Midwest Genealogy Center

The largest free-standing public genealogy library in the US has 52,000 square feet of resources for family history researchers. The German Research Discussion Group presents and preserves genealogical information about the German regions, traces German ancestors, and fosters a better understanding of the lives they led. This group will allow the exchange of information and help keep members abreast of issues and updates

The Saarland Genealogy Page

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Saarland Genealogy

Welcome to the Saarland Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Saarland surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Saarland ancestry

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraeberfuersorge

The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. is a humanitarian organization. On behalf of the Federal Government, it is dedicated to the task of collecting, preserving and caring for the graves of German war dead abroad. The association looks after relatives in matters of war grave care, it advises public and private bodies, it supports international cooperation in the field of war grave care and promotes education and encounters among young people at the resting places of the dead.

Wiktionary: German Given Names

There are 200 pages are in this category and 48 subcategories.

WIKI: GenWiki

GenWiki is a project of the Association for Computer Genealogy . This is where genealogists provide information about genealogy. Enrich the project with your knowledge. Our interactive help and the GenWiki-L discussion area make it easier for you to get started.