|Notes:||a) As I'm not a professional genealogist I won't do any research except from my own lineages. Furthermore I regret that I'm for time reasons not always able to answer all of the daily incoming e-mails and it may take for the rest sometimes several weeks for a reply. Additionally I'm for financial reasons not responding to abroad snail-mail addresses.
|b) The German page is containing sometimes more links and gives more detailed information
|c) The areas cited below are representing the German spelling.
VII) Genealogy software
Appendix A) Other surveys to genealogy worldwide
Appendix B) Search engines
Archives in Germany (addresses, partially technical equipment and stock; publications from / about archives) by Andreas Hanacek, Stuttgart, Germany
Archives in Pommern by Gunthard Stuebs, Germany
Civil Archives Libraries and Museums of Saxony for Genealogy and Family History by Jon Kehrer, Canberra, Australia
Archives in Austria (addresses) by Andreas Hanacek, Stuttgart, Germany
Archives in the Czech Republic (Addresses) by Dora Selig, Zürich, Schwitzerland (within the site of the German Genealogy Team)
Archives in the Czech Republic, by IHFF, Vienna
Lists / indexes:
For the following regions are especially recommended:
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK) der Universitätsbibliothek Karlsruhe (search engine combining several online catalogues)
Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund, Konstanz (WWW-OPAC, around 4.000.000 titles from 986 libraries)
Information about the Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund via WWW
Online research in the Austrian library net (WWW-OPAC)
See also: Commercial offers
Information about GEOserv by Arthur Teschler, Gießen, Deutschland
ABBREVIATIONS FROM RUDOLPH'S "ORTSLEXIKON" by Gordon McDaniel
For the identification and localization of former German territorial expressions (e.g. dukedoms, kingdoms) you might have a look at the following publication::
Köbler, Gerhard; Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder; Die deutschen Territorien vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart (Beck's Historische Bibliothek); Beck, C H; 5. vollst. überarb. Aufl. 1995; XL,796 S.; ISBN 3-406-39858-8 (Historical encyclopedia of the German countries; the German territories from the Middle Ages to the present)
* Frühjahr 1998; ISBN 3-931424-50-2; unverb. Preisempf. 29,95 DM (Stand: Januar 1998)
Elektronisches Telefonbuch im Internet der Post & Telekom Austria (Autrian online phone book)
!!! unfortunately no longer publically accessable !!!
Online research in the Swiss phone book (Access with etv, research via telnet)
A good survey of the historical development of the different German poitical and administrational areas is given by the following publication:
W. F. Putzgers Historischer Schulatlas, Große Ausgabe, bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Max Pehle, Hans Silberborth und Martin Iskraut; Verlag von Velhagen & Klasing, Bielefeld und Leipzig; 53. Ausgabe; 1936
(Antiquarian School Atlas which should be loanable in bigger libraries or purchable via Antiquarian bookstores or German fleemarkets)
Regions included, but not limited to: Banat, Batschka, Slovenia, Syrmien,
Schwaebisch Turkei (Komitat Baranya), and other areas setttled by
Germans in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, ....
The list contains research results and search inquiries of researchers of that area, however is mainly containing material of Danube-Swabian [Donauschwaben] heritage.
Available as WWW-Version
This mail discussion group focuses on German ancestors in Russia, especially
those who emigrated to the Volga, Odessa and Bessarabia regions in the
18th and early 19th centuries. Most members are also members of either
the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) and/or
the Germans from Russia Historical Society (GRHS), but this is not
required to participate in the discussions.
To join, send mail to LISTSERV@VM1.NODAK.EDU with the body of the message
The German-Bohemian mailing list is a discussion group for those interested in sharing information about the culture, genealogy and heritage of the German-speaking people of Bohemia and Moravia, now Czech Republic. This list was founded in August of 1996 by Paula Goblirsch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robert Paulson (RPaulGBHS@aol.com) and Dora Selig (email@example.com).
We ask that new subscribers post a list of the names and villages that they are researching. Submissions can in German or English.
To post messages to everyone on this mailing list, use the following address:
The group is also maintaining a surname list database of the subscribers research results
Annotation: The following commercial offers are only a listing of online offers related to German genealogy. I'm not connected in any way to one of these offers and the fact of listing an offer is not a recommendation for one of the services. There's no claim for being listed here and the listing can be refused or cancelled at any time.
Note: As I'm using not a single of the following software applications I'm not able to give any advice on them!
Other interesting projects for regional genealogy WWW-pages:
Last update: 06-Dec-1998 / First publication: June 1995