Tips for German research


CFH-Widget-Germans-P-Cass-6-8-20209-NFHMFollowing on my presentation today as part of National Family History Month and hosted by Caloundra Family History Research Inc, I’m listing some research options.

German Newspapers can be searched:

https://digipress.digitale-sammlungen.de/search/simple

With more difficulty through Google Books (not newspapers):

https://books.google.com.au/

My tips for searching can be reviewed in this blog post:

https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2012/10/23/searching-german-newspapersbooks/

https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2019/05/31/finding-the-fass-in-bavarian-papers/

My Dorfprozelten blog:

https://dorfprozeltenaus.wordpress.com/

The WWI service of the Dorfprozelten descendants

https://cassmobfamilyhistory.com/2011/11/11/remembrance-day-honouring-the-australian-born-diggers-with-german-ancestry/

Sketches by Conrad Martens: Google search

Text Queensland https://www.textqueensland.com.au/

AncesTree: the journal of the Burwood and District Family History GroupArticles by Jenny Paterson about the German immigration ships. https://bdfhg.weebly.com/ances-tree-articles-by-date.html

They weren’t all Lutherans – A case study of a small group of German Catholics who emigrated to Australia from Dorfprozelten, Bavaria. Cass, P. Published in the Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, Darwin, 2006 (try your local family history society for this book).

Research Recommendations:

  1. Local histories – Australian area & in Germany
  2. Catholic church records – Australia & Germany. Try familysearch catalogue: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog
  3. Cross-reference sources to confirm details.
  4. Email contact with other family historians who come from the same area.
  5. Photos and newspapers on Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au/
  6. War service information, including photos: awm.gov.au and www.naa.gov.au
  7. Genealogical, family history, and local history societies for indexes/references
  8. Kopittke indexes (online ordering from QFHS) https://www.qfhs.org.au/shop/shop-catalogue/society-publications/shipping-migration/
  9. Hamburg passenger lists 1850 -1934 https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1068/
  10. Catholic Archives or parishes in your area of interest
  11. Online grave searches eg Drayton and Toowoomba cemetery http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/cemeteries/deceased-search/burials
  12. Online mapping services
  13. Church histories (books or web)
  14. University libraries for studies and theses on your area of interest

Books on Dorfprozelten

Dorfprozelten Am MainDorfprozelten Schüler, Schulmeister Schulhäuser 1600-1998. Veh, G, Benedict Press, 1998.

Dorfprozelten am Main, ein Dorf im Wandel, seiner 1000jähriger Geschichte. Arnold, W; Lang, Elsa; Veh, Georg; Weiss Josef; Zőller Eugen; Zőller Werner. Benedict Press, 1995.

Dorfprozelten am Main Teil II

Veh, G, Benedict Press, 2002.

Note: This book is held by the Genealogical Society of Queensland, along with a partial index.

Thank you to Caloundra for offering me the chance to speak on this topic, and to all those who joined in.


5 thoughts on “Tips for German research

  1. Thank you for your very informative zoom presentation on tips for German research hosted by the Caloundra Family History Group.

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