Germany Record Finder

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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