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Any good resources for German genealogy?
« on: Tuesday 10 April 18 18:00 BST (UK) »
Hi all

My girlfriend's Grandmother was German, Bavarian to be exact, and came to England in the 40's. I've found tracing her German family on Ancestry incredibly hard. Does anyone know any good resources or tips regarding German genealogy?

Many thanks

Samuel
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
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5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 18:23 BST (UK) »
Samuel ... there's a lot of good resources here on the Europe board ...

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=791514.msg6474738
Almeroth, Germany (probably Hessen).

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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 18:50 BST (UK) »
Ah, thank you! My apologies, hadn't seen there were boards further down the page ...
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 19:52 BST (UK) »
... and, of course, there's the Anglo-German Family History Society

http://www.agfhs.org/site/index.php
Almeroth, Germany (probably Hessen).

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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 20:01 BST (UK) »
Any particular area in Bavaria? I've found much of my great-grandfather's family in the records extracted from local churches here-
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927074?region=Germany
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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 20:18 BST (UK) »
Gemünden am Main. About 40km from Wurzburg.  :)
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Any good resources for German genealogy?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 April 18 18:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Samuel

For birth, marriage and death records less than 100 or 120 years ago you have to ask at the civil registry office of Gemünden or maybe at the archive of the town if there exists such an archive.
For birth, marriage and death records further back in time its important to know to which religion they belonged to. The catholic churchbooks of Gemünden should be at the Diözesanarchiv Würzburg but their records are not online. I don't know where the lutheran churchbooks are held or if they are already online on archion or ancestry. If they were jewish there are other research possibilities.

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