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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:
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#Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) could provide information for most of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.
 
  
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| Age <br><br>
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| Age
| Church Records, Civil <br>Registration, Jewish Records<br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
| Obituaries, Naturalization and<br>Citizenship, Schools<br>
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| [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Germany Schools|Schools]]
 
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| Birth date<br><br>
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| Birth date and birthplace
| Church Records, Civil <br>Registration, Jewish Records  
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
| Obituaries, Occupations, Census<br><br>
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| [[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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| Birthplace <br><br>
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| Boundaries (parish, district, or county)
| Church Records, Civil <br>Registration, Jewish Records <br>
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| [[Germany Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]]
| Occupations, Naturalization and <br>Citizenship, Schools, Military Records<br>
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| [[Germany Maps|Maps]], [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
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| Boundaries (parish, district, or<br>county)<br>
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| Death information
| Gazetteers, Church History <br><br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]], [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]
| Maps, History, Historical<br>Geography<br>
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| [[Germany Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Germany Court Records|Court Records]], [[Germany Occupations|Occupations]], [[Germany Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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| Death<br><br><br>
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| Emigration information
| Church Records, Civil Registration,<br>Jewish Records, Obituaries,<br>Newspapers<br>
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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]]
| Probate Records, Court Records,<br>Occupations, Cemeteries<br><br>
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| See the FamilySearch Wiki article for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.
 
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| Emigration information<br><br><br>
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| Historical background
| Emigration and Immigration, Societies, Military Records,<br>Periodicals, Newspapers<br>
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| [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]]
| See the FamilySearch Wiki aricle for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.<br>
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| [[Germany Societies|Societies]]
 
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| Historical background<br>
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| Language helps
| History, Church History<br>
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| [[German Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
| Societies
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| [[Germany Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
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| Language helps <br>
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| Living relatives
| Language and Languages<br>
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| [[Germany Directories|Directories]], [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]]
| Handwriting<br>
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| [[Germany Societies|Societies]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| Living relatives<br>
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| Maiden name
| Directories, Genealogy<br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
| Societies, Periodicals
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| [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]], [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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| Maiden name <br>
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| Marriage information
| Church Records, Civil Registration<br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
| Jewish Records, Obituaries<br>
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| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[Germany Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
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| Marriage <br><br>
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| Naming customs
| Church Records, Civil Registration,<br>Jewish Records<br>
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| [[Germany Names, Personal|Names (Personal)]]
| Genealogy, Periodicals, Nobility,<br>Newspapers<br>
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| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| Naming customs<br>
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| Noble families
| Names (Personal)<br>
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| [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[German Heraldry|Heraldry ]]
| Genealogy, Periodicals<br>
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| [[Germany Biography|Biography]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| Noble families<br>
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| Occupations
| Nobility, Heraldry <br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Occupations|Occupations]], [[Germany Directories|Directories]], [[Germany Population|Population]]
| Biography, Periodicals<br>
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| [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Germany Census|Census]], [[Germany Church Directories|Church Directories]], [[Dwellings Germany|Dwellings]]
 
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| Occupations<br><br>
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| Parents, children, and other family members
| Church Records, Occupations,<br>Directories, Population<br>
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]], [[Germany Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[Germany Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Germany Jewish Research|Jewish Records]]
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census,<br>Church Directories, Dwellings<br>
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| [[Germany Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Germany Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
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| Parents, children, and other<br>family members <br>
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| Physical description
| Church Records, Civil Registration,<br>Obituaries, Jewish Records<br>
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| [[Germany Military Records|Military Records]], [[Germany Biography|Biography]]
| Probate Records, Land and Property,<br>Naturalization and Citizenship<br>
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| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
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| Physical description<br><br>
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| Place-finding aids
| Military Records, Biography<br><br>
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| [[Germany Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Germany Maps|Maps]]
| Genealogy, Emigration and <br>Immigration<br>
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| [[Germany Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
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| Place-finding aids
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| Places of residence
| Gazetteers, Maps<br>
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| [[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]]
| Historical Geography<br>
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| [[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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| Places of residence<br><br><br><br>
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| Previous research (compiled genealogy)
| Population, Church Records,<br>Emigration and Immigration,<br>Directories, Jewish Records,<br>Military Records<br>
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| [[Germany Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Germany Societies|Societies ]]
| Biography, Genealogy, Census,<br>Swellings, Land and Property,<br>Periodicals Names (Personal)<br><br>
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| [[Germany History|History]], [[Germany Biography|Biography]], [[Germany Nobility|Nobility]], [[Dwellings Germany|Dwellings]]
 
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| Previous research (compiled<br>genealogy) <br>
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| | Record-finding aids
| Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies <br><br>
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| [[Germany Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Germany Church History|Church History]], [[Germany Church Directories|Church Directories]]
| History, Biography, Nobility,<br>Dwellings<br>
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| [[Germany Societies|Societies]], [[Germany Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| Church Records  
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| [[Germany Church Records|Church Records]]
| History
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| [[Germany History|History]]
 
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| Record-finding aids<br><br>
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| Social activities
| Archives and Libraries, Church<br>History, Church Directories<br>
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| Social Life and Customs
| Societies, Periodicals<br><br>
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| [[Germany History|History]]
 
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[[Category:Germany Search Strategies]] [[Category:Record_Selection_Tables]]

Latest revision as of 14:21, 14 June 2017

Germany Research Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Germany Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Germany is Baerbel
Germany
Record Finder

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:
Age Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Obituaries, Naturalization and Citizenship, Schools
Birth date and birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration, Jewish Records Obituaries, Occupations, Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Schools, Military Records
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers, Church History Maps, History, Historical Geography
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.
Historical background History, Church History Societies
Language helps Language and Languages Handwriting
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
Naming customs Names (Personal) Genealogy, Periodicals
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
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Historical Geography
Places of residence Population, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Directories, Jewish Records, Military Records Biography, Genealogy, Census, Dwellings, Land and Property, Periodicals Names (Personal)
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography, Nobility, Dwellings
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Church History, Church Directories Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church Records History
Social activities Social Life and Customs History