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The monarchy ended more than 90 years ago with the founding of the Weimar Republic. In 1956, the Association of German Nobility Associations was formed from the nobility associations that were newly founded after the Second World War, which was joined by 4 long-established denominational nobility associations and 4 knighthoods. Likewise, 4 regional associations were formed from the East, which also joined the umbrella organization.

Allan County Library Center

Host of IGGC2023 * Family historians with interest in German research and Germanic ancestors will find numerous guides, maps, emigration records and compiled genealogies for the nobility and middle class including Deutsches Geschlecterbuch, many Ortsippenbuch (local records) volumes, and Siebmacher’s Grossem Allgemeinem Wappenbuch (local records) in the print collection. Consult the Genealogy Center’s online “German and Germanic” subject snapshot for additional collection details.


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Archion is an Internet portal that has been making historical church registers and other sources relevant to genealogical and biographical research available in digital form since March 2015. At this point in time, more than 150,000 church records from 25 archives are available for inspection on Archion.

Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin

The Directorate of Archives, Heritage and Memory (DAPM) depends on the Bas-Rhin Department and since 2011 has brought together the Departmental Archives of Bas-Rhin and the Cultural Heritage Service: it works for the preservation, study and promotion of all the heritage, written and built, of the Bas-Rhin.

Archives School Marburg

The Marburg Archive School is the central education and training facility for archives in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a state enterprise of the State of Hesse according to Section 26 of the Hessian Budget Code.

Archivportal-D / German Archives Portal

The Archivportal-D is a subportal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and offers you a comprehensive search for archives and archive material in Germany, including a comprehensive directory of the German archive institutions of various sponsorship, indexing information on the archival materials of our data partner archives, digital copies of archival material from individual data partner archives, and thematic access to holdings and archives from the subject areas “Weimar Republic” and “Reparation for National Socialist injustice”


BillionGraves is the world’s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.


With over 4,000 individual members and over 50 member associations, which in turn include over 20,000 members, CompGen is Germany’s largest genealogical association – an association for everyone and at the same time the large de facto umbrella organization for digital in family research. This community is our strength. With numerous projects, we promote family history research and support everyone who shares this passion with us: from passionate hobby researchers to clubs and science.

ConfĂ©dĂ©ration Internationale de GĂ©nĂ©alogie et d’HĂ©raldique

The International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry was founded in Brussels (Belgium) on November 13, 1971 with a view to creating and maintaining lasting collaborative links between associations and federations whose purpose is the study of genealogy and of heraldry, to defend the interests of the genealogical and heraldic world with national bodies and to support national associations and federations in their relations with the official bodies of their respective countries. Its purpose is to promote the organization of international congresses of genealogical and heraldic sciences and the realization of the motions voted on there.

Cyndi’s List – Germany

A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Your genealogy starting point for more than 25 years!

Das Telefonbuch

Germany’s Telephone Book – With a variety of search functions, Das Telefonbuch helps with researching the contact details of private individuals and companies. In order for your search to be successful, Das Telefonbuch not only accesses the database of millions of subscribers, but also finds data in social networks and other websites. With Das Telefonbuch you can find it on all channels – online, mobile, on Alexa and in the book.

Die Maus – Gesellschaft fĂĽr Familienforschung e.V. Bremen

In our office we have extensive research resources such as copies of all Bremen church registers up to 1811, copies of several church sub-books from the region, the civil status registers for the city of Bremen and the Bremen rural communities from 1811 to 1875, in which all births, marriages and deaths are recorded. In addition, various family history sources, also from other regions, an extensive genealogical library and research work on individual families are available. Registry office documents that are no longer subject to data protection can be viewed electronically with us – only by members.

Dirk’s Family History Blog

My name is Dirk Weissleder, I was born in 1969 and I live with my family (wife and two children) in Laatzen, near Hanover. I am a management consultant and lecturer. I have been interested in family history research for three decades now. I took the first steps in 1982, and in 1987 I established a WEISSLEDER family archive specifically for my research that gave my name. In 1991 the WEISSLEDER family association was founded.

European Roots Genealogy

We have the answers to your questions about your ancestry! Are you looking for lost ancestors, so you can complete your Family Tree? Have you found a record and need a translation? Are you tired of researching Family History websites and other sources and finding nothing? Did you find strange symbols in your documents you can not interpret? Do your records contain Latin words you never found in a dictionary? Do you have to fight with the conversion between calendars, or to convert an old feast day into a correct date? Do you need a letter written to a local archive in Europe in their language? We have the solution to all these questions and many more