Germany Record Selection Table

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Germany Research Topics
Muehlhausen Thueringen .jpg
Beginning Research
Record Types
Germany Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Germany is Baerbel

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

Church Records, Civil
Registration
, Jewish Records
Obituaries, Occupations, Census

Birthplace

Church Records, Civil
Registration
, Jewish Records
Occupations, Naturalization and
Citizenship
, Schools, Military Records
Boundaries (parish, district, or
county)
Gazetteers, Church History

Maps, History, Historical
Geography

Death


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 aricle 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

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
Religion Church Records History
Record-finding aids

Archives and Libraries,Church
History
, Church Directories
Societies, Periodicals