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