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| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Try these records first:'''  
 
| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Try these records first:'''  
 
| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Other useful records:'''
 
| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Other useful records:'''
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| Age
 
| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
 
| [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Germany Schools|Schools]]
 
 
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| Birth date and birthplace
 
| Birth date and birthplace
 
| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]  
 
| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]  
 
| [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Occupations|Occupations]], [[Germany Census|Census]], [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Germany Schools|Schools]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]]
 
| [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Occupations|Occupations]], [[Germany Census|Census]], [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Germany Schools|Schools]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]]
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| Boundaries (parish, district, or county)
 
| [[Germany Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]]
 
| [[Germany Maps|Maps]], [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
 
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| Death information
 
| Death information
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| [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Germany Societies|Societies]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
| [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Germany Societies|Societies]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
| See the FamilySearch Wiki article for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.
 
| See the FamilySearch Wiki article for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.
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| Historical background
 
| [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]]
 
| [[Germany Societies|Societies]]
 
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| Language helps
 
| [[German Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
| [[Germany Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
 
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| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
 
| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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| Naming customs
 
| [[Germany Names, Personal|Names (Personal)]]
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
 
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| Noble families
 
| Noble families
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| [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]], [[Germany Biography|Biography]]
 
| [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]], [[Germany Biography|Biography]]
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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| Place-finding aids
 
| [[Germany Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Germany Maps|Maps]]
 
| [[Germany Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
 
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| Places of residence
 
| Places of residence
 
| [[Germany Population|Population]], [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Germany Directories|Directories]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]]
 
| [[Germany Population|Population]], [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Germany Directories|Directories]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]], [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]]
 
| [[Germany Biography|Biography]], [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Census|Census]], [[Dwellings Germany|Dwellings]], [[Germany Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]] [[Germany Names, Personal|Names (Personal)]]
 
| [[Germany Biography|Biography]], [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Census|Census]], [[Dwellings Germany|Dwellings]], [[Germany Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]] [[Germany Names, Personal|Names (Personal)]]
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| Previous research (compiled genealogy)
 
| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Societies|Societies ]]
 
| [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Biography|Biography]], [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[Dwellings Germany|Dwellings]]
 
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| | Record-finding aids
 
| [[Germany Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]], [[Germany Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
| [[Germany Societies|Societies]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
 
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| Religion  
 
| Religion  

Revision as of 19:36, 20 January 2021

Germany Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Reading the Records
Record Types
Germany Background
Local Research Resources
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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Birth date and birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Obituaries, Occupations, Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Schools, Military Records
Death information Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records, Obituaries, Newspapers Probate Records, Court Records, Occupations, Cemeteries
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Societies, Military Records, Periodicals, Newspapers See the FamilySearch Wiki article for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.
Living relatives Directories, Genealogy Societies, Periodicals
Maiden name Church Records, Civil Registration Jewish Records, Obituaries
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Genealogy, Periodicals, Nobility, Newspapers
Noble families Nobility, Heraldry Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Church Records, Occupations, Directories, Population Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Church Directories, Dwellings
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records, Civil Registration, Obituaries, Jewish Records Probate Records, Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship
Physical description Military Records, Biography Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration
Places of residence Population, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Directories, Jewish Records, Military Records Biography, Genealogy, Census, Dwellings, Land and Property, Periodicals Names (Personal)
Religion Church Records History
Social activities Social Life and Customs History