Germany Genealogists

Our Germany genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries of Germany, including:

  • Public Archives:
    • Das Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive)
    • Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
    • Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart
    • Staatsarchiv Freiburg
    • Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg
    • Staatsarchiv Sigmaringen
    • Staatsarchiv Wertheim
    • Hohenlohe Zentralarchiv
  • State Archives:
    • Baden Archive
    • Pfalz (Palatinate) Archive
    • Rheinland (Rhineland) Archive
    • Thüringen Archive in Schmalkalden
  • Church Archives:
    • Evangelisches Landeskirchliches Archiv
    • Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelischen Landeskirche in Württemberg
    • Landeskirchliche Archiv Stuttgart
    • Erzbischöfliches Archiv Freiburg
    • Bischöfliches Ordinariat, Diözesanarchiv
    • Kirchlicher Suchdienst
    • Landeskirchliches Archiv in Berlin (ELAB)
    • Evangelisches Landeskirchliches Archiv in Berlin
    • Evangelisches Landeskirchliches Archiv in Kassel
    • Archives of religious communities (Archiv der Herrenhuter Brüdergemeinschaft)
  • Other Archives
    • Baden-Wuerttemburg Archive
    • Bavaria (Bayern) Archive
    • Berlin (excluding Brandenburg) Archive
    • Brandenburg (excluding Berlin) Archive
    • Bremen Archive
    • Hamburg Archive
    • Hessen Archive
    • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Archive
    • Niedersachsen Archive
    • Saarland Archive
    • Sachsen Archive
    • Sachsen-Anhalt Archive
    • Library of the Vereins für Familien- und Wappenkunde
    • Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart
    • Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe
    • Library in the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
    • German Center for Genealogy [Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie]
      Extensive collection of German church records from Posen, Ostpreußen, Westpreußen, Pommern, and Schlesien (now in Poland, Russia, and Lithuania), many records of German settlements in eastern Europe

    Note: Some major German archives are located Poland, France, and Denmark. We also have specialists in research in Bavaria and Baden.

    Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

    If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

    Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Germany include:

    • Church births, marriages, and deaths from late 1400s, with most beginning 1550
    • Civil births, marriages, and deaths from 1871
    • Census records from 1800s
    • Heraldry records circa 1100s to present
    • Ships' passenger lists (Canada, Australia, Ireland, UK, and U.S.)
    • Court records from 1300s, including wills, mortgages, loans, and trials
    • Military records from before 1867 to present
    • Ship passenger lists from early 1800s for the ports of Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp (Belgium), and Le Havre (France), Stettin (Poland), and other ports
    • Land records were kept by the districts from the time they were settled
    • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
    • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Germany have also been written

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