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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 .

Atlas of the German Empire , Bountiful, Utah: Thomsen's Genealogical Center, 1989.
929.343
A545
Anderson, Chris, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors . Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2000. Also in the Reference Collection
929.343
B335G
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.
R929.1072
B478
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.
929.343 G373 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.
R929.3
H174
Hall, Charles M.,The Atlantic Bridge to Germany , Logan, UT: Everton, 1974-89.
Volumes 1-10.
Brief history of each region of Germany with maps and indexes to communities.
929.343
H249
Hansen, Kevan, Finding Your German Ancestors, a Beginner's Guide , Orem, UT, Ancestry, 1999.
Also in the Reference Collection
R929.42
J77
Jones, George Fenwick, German-American Names , Baltimore, MD: GPC,
1990.
Spelling, meaning and variants of 12,700 German surnames.
929.343
K82
Konrad, J.,German Family Research Made Simple , Munroe Falls, OH:
Summit Publications, 1994.
An introductory guide to researching German ancestry.
R929.343
P156
Palen, Margaret, Genealogical Guide to Tracing Ancestors in Germany , Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1995.
R929.343 S653 Smith, Kenneth, German Church Books: Beyond the Basics , Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993. A guide for using church books written in the German language.
R929.343
T449
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.
929.103
T449
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.
R929.343
W447
Wellauer, Maralyn, Record Keeping and Archives in West Germany , Milwaukee, WI: Roots International, 1987.
Records and archives in the former Federal Republic of Germany.
R911.43
A881
929.343
G221
Gardiner, Duncan, German Towns in Slovakia and Upper Hungary , Lakewood, Ohio: D. B. Gardiner, 1991. Also in the Reference Collection
R929.3438
K88
Kowallis, Otto, A Genealogical Guide and Atlas of Silesia , Logan, Utah: Everton, 1976.
R929.343
M711W
Mokotoff, Gary, Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the holocaust , Taaneck, N.J.: Avotayner, 2002
R929.343
M711
Mokotoff, Gary, WOWW Companion: A Guide to the Communities Surrounding Central and Eastern European Towns , Teaneck, N.J. Avotayner, 1995.