German Genealogical Resources at Torrance Civic Center Library
Two Internet Web sites are excellent in this subject area: Immigrant Genealogical Society and Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Germany .
|Anderson, Chris, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors . Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2000. Also in the Reference Collection|
|Baxter, Angus, In Search of Your German Roots , Baltimore,|
MD: GPC, 2001.
A complete guide to genealogical research in the German speaking areas of Europe.
|Bentz, Edna M., If I Can, You Can Decipher German Records , San Diego, CA: |
Edna Bentz, 1999.
How to read German script in German genealogical records; includes word lists for common genealogical terms.
||Germanic Genealogy: a Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns , St. Paul, MN: Germanic Genealogy Society, 1997. Also in the Reference Collection. How to do research in the 24 European countries in which ethnic Germans lived, using records available in the United States and Europe.|
|Hall, Charles M.,The Atlantic Bridge to Germany , Logan, UT: Everton, 1974-89. |
Brief history of each region of Germany with maps and indexes to communities.
|Hansen, Kevan, Finding Your German Ancestors, a Beginner's Guide , Orem, UT, Ancestry, 1999. |
Also in the Reference Collection
|Jones, George Fenwick, German-American Names , Baltimore, MD: GPC, |
Spelling, meaning and variants of 12,700 German surnames.
|Konrad, J.,German Family Research Made Simple , Munroe Falls, OH:|
Summit Publications, 1994.
An introductory guide to researching German ancestry.
|Palen, Margaret, Genealogical Guide to Tracing Ancestors in Germany , Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1995.|
||Smith, Kenneth, German Church Books: Beyond the Basics , Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993. A guide for using church books written in the German language.|
|Thode, Ernest, Address Book for Germanic Genealogy , Baltimore, MD: GPC, 1997.|
Addresses for municipal and religious archives in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and America with examples of sample letters to send.
|Thode, Ernest, German-English Genealogical Dictionary , Baltimore, |
MD: GPC, 1992. Also in the Reference Collection.
Includes genealogical terms and symbols, numbers, names and samples of German script.
|Wellauer, Maralyn, Record Keeping and Archives in West Germany , Milwaukee, WI: Roots International, 1987.|
Records and archives in the former Federal Republic of Germany.
|Atlas of the German Empire , Bountiful, Utah: Thomsen's Genealogical Center, 1989.|
|Gardiner, Duncan, German Towns in Slovakia and Upper Hungary , Lakewood, Ohio: D. B. Gardiner, 1991. Also in the Reference Collection|
|Kowallis, Otto, A Genealogical Guide and Atlas of Silesia , Logan, Utah: Everton, 1976.|
|Mokotoff, Gary, Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the holocaust , Taaneck, N.J.: Avotayner, 2002|
|Mokotoff, Gary, WOWW Companion: A Guide to the Communities Surrounding Central and Eastern European Towns , Teaneck, N.J. Avotayner, 1995.|