Talk:German Church Record Locator
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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.
Make it clear where each record is held without the patron having to navigate a German website.
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.
Create a partially sortable table--for each German state--, similar to the ProGenealogist Gazeteers, but with live links and more thorough. Give links to the archives websites, and a link to the online collection or FHLC entry if available. Provide actual years covered as different archives have different year ranges sometimes.
Town or parish | Kreis or Kantone | Evangelical Archive | Catholic Archive | State Archive | Online or FHL
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Is anyone willing to make suggestions on altering this idea or joining a project to make it happen? Maybe a Wiki project?
--McCormickMW 19:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)