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Use a series of tables?

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many archives linked to all in one place here. Thanks.

I found this page because it has been taking me extra time to locate German church records that I need. I have used the FHLC, ProGenealogists Gazeteers, and Google to find sources I need. Now I want to make it easier for others so they do not go through the same headache.

Purpose

Make it clear where each record is held without the patron having to navigate a German website.

Background

The church records can be held by a state archive, church archive, or local church. There is no simple way to link straight to the website for the group that holds the records you want.

Suggestion

Create a partially sortable table--for each German state--, similar to the ProGenealogist Gazeteers, but with live links and more thorough.

Suggested headings:

                                                    | Church and Archive           | Church and Archive

Town | District (Kreis) | Province | Evangelical (Evangelisch) | Catholic (Katholisch)

Suggested row content:

Name | name | name | link to archive that holds records | link to archive that holds records