German Records: Research Beyond Vital Records

Wars destroyed many German records making genealogy research in Germany difficult.fswikilogo

Fortunately, the FamilySearch Wiki has an excellent research article German Records: Research beyond vital records that helps us find records that are still in existence. 

Let’s look at just a few of the types of records that researchers should consider.

Cemetery Records


Census Records


Church Records


Citizenship Records


City Records


Court Records


The list of records to review goes on and on.  The wiki article should be required reading for anyone doing or considering German genealogy research.

Even if you aren’t researching in Germany, look through the top headings in the article. Add them to your next research plan as they apply equally well for location.

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