Germany Digital Resources

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An increasing number of digital resources for German genealogy is bacoming available on the Internet, on CD-Rom and other media. Many of these materials are currently only available in German. This page is intended to

  1. alert the reader to available digital resources
  2. provide step-by-step instructions for users who do not speak German


Using the DigiBib (Digital Library) on www.genealogy.net

The DigiBib, short for Digital Bibliothek (Digital Library) is one of several major on-going projects carried out by members of the German Verein fuer Computergenealogie (Society for Computer Genealogy). This society has over 2800 members worldwide and provides numerous digital resources for German family history research. Many volunteers digitize books of interest to genealogists and family historians. These materials are either free of copyright or included with the author’s express permission.

Sections found on the homepage

The DigiBib is divided into several categories:

  • Genealogische Literatur- genealogical literature
  • Tagebuecher und Handschriften – journals and manuscripts
  • Heraldik -heraldry Raritaeten - rarities
  • Adressbuecher, Staatskalender etc. – address books, state calendars etc. 
  • Militaerisches – military resources
  • Pfarr-und Kirchenbuchverzeichnisse – parish- and parish register inventories
  • Historische Karten – historical maps
  • Ortslexika, Topografien, Statistiken etc. – gazetteers, topographical and statistical material, etc.
  • Chroniken - histories
  • Sonstige Nachschlagewerke, Vermischtes – other reference works, miscellaneous
  • Andere digitale Bibliotheken- other digital libraries