german military records as genealogical sources


Manning, B., Heritage Books Inc., 1992 He introduced concepts, directives and commissions to have influence over his troops and made sure he himself appointed the officers. . Early 19th Century German Settlers in Ohio, Kentucky and Other States Appendices list the names of about 12,000 of these emigrants. Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents VREF 929.343 MINE Minert, R. P., GRT Publications, 2013 This work provides an in-depth examination of the Fraktur, Gothic, and Latin alphabets. Accordingly men were assigned to the infantery, cavallery or service at the garrison. This page has been viewed 108,730 times (1,486 via redirect). Chapters include: German Background; Germans to America; Bridging the Atlantic; Types of German Records; German Record Repositories; The German Language. stream Church Record of the Christ Reformed Church, Bowers, Berks County VREF 929.3748 HINK Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America VREF 929.343 BURG Schlegels American Families of German Ancestry in the United States VREF 929.343 SCHL Our Education pages provide other resources for learning about the Second World War. Entries for each letter of the alphabet are preceded by German print and script examples of that character. 1 0 obj

Genealogical Guide to Tracing Ancestors in Germany VREF 929.343 PALE Palen, M. K., Heritage Books, 1995 This handbook includes sections on Germany and its history, how to trace your ancestry, locating ancestral roots, and records and archives in Germany. research. From 1763 on the levying occurred through civil offices, such as the Land- and Steuerrte. Stockman, R. L., PlattDeutsch Press, 2003 Vol 1: The Northern Kraichgau and Vol 2: The Western Palatinate The information of such lists is sparse as far as genealogical evidence is concerned.

Marburg, Germany: Archivschule, 1971-1976, 1987-. The Mecklenburg Genealogical Handbook VREF 929.343 HALL German Immigrants Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to NY, 1847 1867 (3 Volumes) VREF 929.343 ZIMM xref The goal is to demonstrate that variant spellings are natural, logical, and predictable. The recorded facts of the officers have to do with their regiments, hire, release, service and advancement, rather than birth place, names of parents and wife and children. Consult our guide to Propaganda for advice on finding records of the Ministry of Information and of the Foreign Office concerning news, press censorship and publicity and propaganda at home and overseas.

The Baden Emigration Book VREF 929.343 SCHR For more historical information about the German military, see the following sources: This website requires a paid subscription for full access. Arranged by name of the conflict, unit,and soldiers'names, A website that collects German military field mail and has a free database. Each Prussian province had a general comissioner (Generalkommissar), who was in contact with the Amt (Kreisausschuss or Landwehrausschuss) regulating the levying of the male population. Some Germans served in the Confederate military. German military records can be of great genealogical value, but getting access to them is often a problem. Appendices include useful vocabulary words, an aid to reading church records and form letters. Map Guide to German Parish Registers VREF 929.343 HANS Hansen, K.M., Intl Historical Resources, Inc., various years The 57 volumes comprising the series enable the researcher to hone in on the specific church parishes in German speaking areas where family records can be found. Essays on a broad range of German genealogic subjects. Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research VREF 929.343 SMIT For more information read our guide to records of the intelligence and security services. The author's stated purpose is to set forth those things that beginners and advanced researchers must know to succeed in Germanic research. Germany had a large army and a small navy. Indexes from this series list each soldier's name, year of birth, place of origin, rank, and military unit and the source of the information. Also include the garrison town or commanding officer's name and your ancestor's rank if you know that information. For advice on finding records of Special Operations Executive (SOE), signals intelligence and code breaking and other intelligence matters, see our intelligence and security services guide. Lind, M., The Linden Tree, 1993 These records are now stored in several German state archives. Trinity Lutheran Church of Reading, Berks County 4 Vols. This comprehensive guide includes strategies for tracing the histories of families from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Alsace Lorraine, and other Germanic regions. 6: Emigrants from the Principality of Hessen-Hanau, Germany, 1741-1767 Subtitled How to get the most out of an LDS Branch Genealogical Library, the books sections include: how to locate and verify your ancestor's town; how to translate German records; and, how to communicate. German-English Genealogical Dictionary VREF 929.343 THOD German Immigration to America: The First Wave VREF 929.343 GERM Bowker Co, 1976 Smith, K.L., Picton Press, 1989 German military church records are usually listed in the FamilySearch Catalog with other church records. The book includes a condensed review of German grammar, vocabulary, and examples from church records. The Report a Journal of German-American History Various Issues Between Report 29 And 42) VREF 975.206 Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library, VREF 929.343 MCMI McMillin, T., Lind Street Research, 2014 Parts of eastern Germany ceded to Lithuania and Poland. Military service records of the Second World War, including those for servicewomen and military nurses, are still held by the Ministry of Defence. German-American Genealogical Research VREF 929.343 SMIT

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(FHL book 973 W2smn no. These indexes exist for the years 1810-1822 with gaps. The following pamphlet lists the archives where existing military records for each state are found: Reschke, Horst A. German Military Records as Genealogical Sources. This dictionary provides detailed information on the variant spellings, origins, and meanings of 15,000 German family names. Readers are advised how to get started, find their ancestor's place of origin, use the church and civil records, use passenger departure and arrival lists, read German script, and use the resources of the Family History Library.

Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers of the German Reformed Church 1830-1839 VREF 929.343 MANN

The new system was more reliable since only Prussian nationals were recruited. Researching in Germany VREF 929.343 MINE 2013 Each guide listed below contains the links and advice you will need to search a specific set of records. German Immigrant Servant Contracts Registered at the Port of Phila, 1817-1831 VREF 929.343 GRUB The book is profusely illustrated with examples from documents. A Collection of Upwards of 30,000 Names of German, Swiss.Immigrants in Penn. (FHL book 943 M2lv.1; film 477,806. Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. The newspaper extracts cover events in Pennsylvania and several other states with much detailed information, such as precise causes of death, decedent occupations and names of survivors, etc. Lind, M. Burgert, A.K. Each regiment was given a levying district (Aushebungsbezirk) which was called a Kanton. Three of the most significant for Second World War research are: Numerous other government departments have transferred Second World War records to The National Archives. Military records identify individuals who served in the military or who were eligible to serve. endobj A reprint of an 1897 work that describes the turmoil in Palatinate communities along the Rhine River that led to wide-scale emigration and the exodus to the American colonies in the early 1700s. The common soldiers of the Brandenburg Prussian army have not been as well documented. from 1727 to 1776 VREF 929.3748 RUPP Dictionary of German Names VREF 929.4 B Tolzmann, D.H., Heritage Books Inc., 1993 Meyers Orts- und Verkehrslexikon has as a supplement listed all garrison towns of Germany. Cerny, J., Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988 More Palatine Families VREF 929.343 JONE Jones, H. Z., Jr., Picton Press, 1991 This volume relates to immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717 1776 and their European Origins; also, discoveries about German families who arrived in Colonial New York in 1710. It concentrates on the experiences of people who made the journey and records that were created as a result of their migration. Youll get a sense of the sort of records we hold and links to guides with more details and advice on how to find the records in our collection, including whether records are available online. Six Volumes.

German Immigration to America in the Nineteenth Century: A Genealogist's Guide VREF 929.343 WELL Researchers should note that the books were published in 1988 and that many more registers have been microfilmed since then. Schwalm, G.P., Closson Press, 1990-1992 For each query, the author provides ideas as to exactly where the immigrant had come from. Search the sources cited above to find your ancestor's regiment, ship, or commanding officer. To find information about Germans who fought for the Americans, see United States Military Records. Bahlow, Dr. H., Verlag Degener & Co., 1982 The German Correspondent, Baltimore, MD (2 volumes), VREF 929.343 RUPP Ruppert, G.B., Heritage Books, 2008 Although from time to time, such information is being revealed but not consistently.

The Kreisausschuss consisted of an officer, the Landrath and the manor lord (Gutsbesitzer). Includes church records from 1765 to 1832. Immigrants from the German-Speaking Countries of Europe VREF 929.343 KREW <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 17 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R 29 0 R 30 0 R 31 0 R 32 0 R 33 0 R 34 0 R 35 0 R 36 0 R 37 0 R 38 0 R 39 0 R 40 0 R 41 0 R 42 0 R 43 0 R 44 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> xb```f``:AXc3Lhjb-{^EilU_8Y99wrs)M|l Since most German states had conscription laws, most young men were required to register for military service. American Historical Society of Germans From Russia, 1969 to 1977 Commencing in 2006, the Library is obtaining all new issues of the publication. "Die militrischen Bestnde des Preuischen Geheimen Staatsarchivs und ihre Bedeutung fr die Personen- und Familienforschung". This introductory guide discusses the land and history of Germany, locating the immigrant ancestor and where they lived in Germany, and contacting genealogical sources. Each monograph is individually indexed. The German Colonies in South Russia 1804 to 1904, 2 Volumes VREF 929.343 KELLKeller, C., American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1905 These volumes celebrate the centennial of colonies established near Odessa pursuant to the Czar& decree of 1804. German genealogy materials in the Reference Collection of the Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Public Library system. Cobb, Sanford H., Heritage Books, Inc., 1988 Hn@sI*1.$7i,Bmo_^BBGf3s5u}{{2l$e:dLf}=c+) `~Mxx^G&8$bFzQY!il14e. We'd like to use additional cookies to remember your settings and understand how you use our services. About one in ten Union soldiers was born in Germany. To locate copies of captured German and Italian documents follow the advice in our guide to German Foreign Ministry records. German Genealogy Research Online: Tips and Links VREF 929.343 MEIT Meitzler, L. Family Roots Publishing, 2012 Information includes: gazeteers, German databases, website translations, addresses and contacts at German state archives, ancestral home pictures and websites. Schweitzer, G. K., 1992 If you write to archives for information from military records, you must indicate the regiment or company to which your ancestor belonged. They cover the years 1786 to 1811. T:?~S-mx;B/lsZ+^S*6`ybM!3 y' H;/%8[:m0FI0,S/H!yRMmf./uBIU,F. %PDF-1.4 % This comprehensive work covers German lands past and present; tools, contacts, and resources; emigration and immigration; U.S. and German resources; language and vocabulary; archives; life in earlier times; newspapers, libraries, and museums. Many German records were destroyed. Leipzig: Zentralstelle fr Deutsche Personen- und Familiengeschichte. rahway library resources newspaper The Genealogist's Guide to Fraktur for Genealogists Researching German-American Families VREF 929.373 EARN This work is an important compendium of information about German civilization in Europe and America, with emphasis on rural populations that settled in the Midwest, New York, and Texas. Though we do not generally hold photographs of individuals, there are large numbers of photographs depicting elements of military operations, some of them taken as part of the operations themselves, and some from the Home Front too. In Search of Your German Roots VREF 929.343 BAXT VREF 929.3748 TRIN Basic instruction is provided for gathering, verifying, recording, and organizing research findings. Since 1874 each officer was listed with all vital dates in a separate file. Pennsylvania German Pioneers 2 Vols.

However, you can use operational records of the units they served with to paint a broader picture of service (see next section for advice on operational records). Hall, C.M., Everton Publishers Inc/Monda Genealoga Ligo, various dates 0000001332 00000 n

Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania VREF 929.3748 STOE John Casper Stoever. Most of this work is devoted to the contents of specific emigrant records of those settling in America; coverage is also provided for those who left for other places. Use our guide to land requisitioned for war for guidance on finding records of land requisitioned by the military and by the state during the war. From that time, soldiers of any German state (except Bayern, Sachsen, or Wrttemberg) were recorded only in the military records of Preuen. You will find details for many of them in the guides which we provide links to below. Sldnerheere (armies) of the 16th century were primarily hired by warring nations through contracts (Kapitulationen). Die altpreuische Armee1714-1806 und ihre Militrkirchenbcher (Old Prussian army and its military parish records, 1714-1806). Subscribe now for regular news, updates and priority booking for events.Sign up, All content is available under the Open Government Licence Brethren from Gimbesheim in the Palatinate toPennsylvania Discovery is a catalogue of archival records across the UK and beyond, from which you can search 32 million records. In general, the identities of individuals who worked for the security and intelligence services are protected and therefore records of them are not made available to the public. Walter D. Kamphoefner and Wolfgang Helbich, eds.

87 0 obj<>stream We can either copy our records onto paper or deliver them to you digitally, Visit us in Kew to see original documents or view online records for free, Consider paying for Dobson, D., Clearfield Company, 2007 0000007229 00000 n Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia VREF 929.3784 AMER Kuby, A. H., Penn. ), . This guide provides a brief overview of Second World War records held at The National Archives. Since 1690 this system supplied necessary troops. These records include garrison [Garnisons-] records, parish registers, and regimental [Regiments-] church records. These volumes contain data extracted from ship passenger lists extending from 1840 through June 1897. Burgert, A. K., AKB Publications, 2000 @M8.DgOxM*@Zvx 76cM,iWue3"gL)svIKSFC!gRHB0i,./0=e,NI=rA)2M`y NTP]$ Ojrc F=)d.CCal3 [#<8iK]/ Baptisms and marriages from 1730 to 1779, from the records of Rev. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from Langenselbold in Hesse to America VREF 929.343 BURG Includes baptisms, marriages, and burials from 1781 to about 1810. Part of an ongoing effort to locate and identify the European village of origin of colonial immigrants, the book includes detailed 17th and 18th Century records and other information from European and American sources. Germans to America Series I and II (Ongoing Series 73 Volumes Published to 2006) VREF 929.343 GERM British and German Deserters, Discharges and Prisoners of WarDeserters and Disbanded Soldiers VREF 929.342 SMIT This book is available online through ancestry.com at Link. For more guidance on searching or browsing our catalogue, visit our Discovery help pages. Reprint of a 19th-century pioneer work identifying from ship lists persons who arrived in America between 1727 and 1776. We hold relatively detailed records of merchant seamen who served during the Second World War and records of their service medals.

Filmed at Ludwigsburg, the volumes contain the names of about 60,000 people who made applications to leave Germany for the USA and elsewhere in the late 19th Century. Burgert, A. K., AKB Publications, 1994, 1995 & 1987 This bibliography covers the German settlements in Colonial North America, particularly, the Pennsylvania Germans. For other German military records, see the Place Search of the catalog under: Germans were involved in the following military actions, among others: 1870-1871: Franco-Prussian War. (FHL book 943 M2mg; films 1,320,516 items 6-7 and1,320,542 items 5-6.) Subtitled A Handbook for your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors this revised and expanded volume has chapters dealing with trip preparation, getting around, conducting research and visiting family, and diversions in Germany. The 2 volumes, arranged by the German state, list the parish registers whose records of christenings, marriages, and deaths were microfilmed and are available for review at the Mormon Church Family History Libraries. Decipher Germanic Records VREF 929.343 BENT This volume includes a number of highly detailed essays by Yoder and others. J.W., Closson Press, 1997 This information will help us make improvements to the website. We place some essential cookies on your device to make this website work. This work shows the origin of various German-American families to preserve a record of prominent descendants and to show through personal narratives the relation of such figures to the growth of the nation. NAID 6487553 National Archives, Bavaria, Germany, WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918, Name Card Files of Prominent German Airmen, 1917 - 1918 NAID 6585685, Germany, World War I Casualty Lists, 1914-1917, Numerical Lists of German Prisoners of War Interned by the American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919 NAID 6706704, Organizational Lists of German Prisoners of War Interned by the American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919 NAID 1918-1919, Lists of German Prisoners of War Assigned to Prisoner of War Company Commanders when Labor Companies were Formed, 1918-1919 NAID 6455801, Prisoner of War Rosters, 1942-1947, National Archives NAID 849166, Records Relating to Prisoners of War, 1942-1927, National Archives NAID 865093, Records Relating to German Prisoners of War, 1943-1952, National Archives NAID 876973, Germany, Deaths of German Citizens Abroad, Registers from Berlin Standesamt 1, 1939-1955, Military listing for 1848 of fallen and injured soldiers, Hessian Soldiers: Their History and How to Find them in America and Germany, https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/index.php?title=Germany_Military_Records&oldid=4816813. Recruitment outside the borders was now prohibited. Most records on them (1660-1822) consisting of Quartalrollen were lost. 15: Immigrants to America from the Former Recklinghausen District Around the Middle of the Nineteenth Century The colonels of such armies administered to their troops and appointed officers as they saw fit. To find information about Germans who fought in the Civil War, see United States Military Records. For example, it is very hard to get information from military records through correspondence. Since the Swedish-Polish War of 1655-1660 the Kurfrst of Brandenburg attempted to establish a permanent army. These volumes, each devoted to separate Germanic areas in Europe, include highly detailed maps and details of jurisdictional influences and record availability. Master Index to the Emigrants Documented in the Published Works of Annette K. Burgert VREF 929.343 BURG Schwarzwald Church Register, Exeter Township, Berks County VREF 929.3748 BOOS Our guide to war crimes includes advice on finding records of investigations and trials of war criminals in Europe and the Far East as well as of the tracing of ex-enemy nationals suspected of committing war crimes. +cL\F9+( DeMarce, V.E., Westland Publications, 1984 A companion to the above volume covering the 19th century. Across the Atlantic and Beyond VREF 929.373 HALL The German Researcher VREF 929.343 DEAR Commanding officers can be identified with their units relatively easily. An extended section on Jews in Southwestern Germany is included. Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, November 1982 to Ongoing The book includes an alphabetized name index to facilitate research of particular surnames. Grubb, Farley, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994 Cities like Berlin, Breslau and Knigsberg were not part of cantons and neither was the Province of Cleve. This work includes detailed maps of the region and specific parish records available for various time periods. Schrader-Muggenthaler, C., Closson Press, 1992 Brandt, E.R., et al, Germanic Genealogical Society, 1997 A Guide to German Parish Registers Vol 1 and 2 VREF 929.343 CERN 12: Emigrants from the former Amt Damme, Oldenburg, (now Niedersachsen), Germany Pennsylvania German Roots across the Ocean VREF 929.343 PENN This book includes many examples of German script to help the researcher decipher German and Danish records. Strassburger, R.B., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975 An accompanying Decennial Index volume lists people who were named in issues from 1975 to 1985. 1 VREF 929.3755 ROHA Gale Group, 2001 Lutheran Zion-Pine Church Record 1786 1827 VREF 929.3755 SHEN Genealogical Guide German Ancestors from E. Germany and Eastern Europe VREF 929.3431 GENE The book enables readers to trace their ancestors from home using internet sites, CD-Rom, and other resources. Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors VREF 929.343 ANDE American Historical Society of Germans From Russia, 1978 to 2001 0000002626 00000 n This work is represented as being appropriate for researchers who have no previous experience with German records. A young man who had not yet served had to get special permission before he could emigrate. <> The book is based on over 220 immigrant ancestor queries received from members of the Palatines to America organization. Before, the Brandenburg-Prussian army existed and the states of Bavaria, Saxony and Wrttemberg had their own armies. Records of births, marriages, and deaths, together with many other records dating from the Middle Ages, are preserved in about 2,000 archives in Germany. In 1813/15 approx. If your German relative served in the Danish military before 1803, you may be able to find valuable genealogical information in Denmark Military Records. After 1772 the army began to recruit more Danes, and by 1803, the army was entirely Danish. The Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland, 1956 to 1993) In early days regiments had to report directly to the king. Glazier, I. Rupp, I. D., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975 Die Regimentsnamen der altpreuischen Armee. This small handbook lists alphabetically Scots in Germany who were found listed in various records in Scotland and Germany. Bound and unbound issues of the newsletter of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. The first half of this pamphlet covers the history of Pomerania while the second half covers Pomeranian culture and customs. Place Name Indexes VREF 929.343 MINE and Smith, A. P.-C., R.R. At year's end Conduitenlisten were sent to the king and reports given about every officer's qualifications. Source: Klffler, Martin. Burgert, A. K., AKB Publications, 2000 v3.0, the War Office, which administered the British Army , the Admiralty, which administered the Royal Navy , the Air Ministry, which administered the Royal Air Force . 0000000016 00000 n The catalogue contains short descriptions of the records and a document reference for each you will need the document reference to see the record itself or to request copies. Source: Rohr, Wilhelm. Records of the looting of works of art and cultural property throughout Europe by Nazi Germany are covered in our looted art guide. ridge oak cemetery schmidt schnautz sons maria 1880 passed rest away place The Learning Company, Broderbund, 2000 This guide provides information on how to look for genealogical sources for areas in Eastern Germany and areas not included in present-day Germany. Our guide to newspapers gives links to online newspaper archives, the British Path website and the British Film Institutes Britain on film have online films from the period. This index lists only the soldier's surname and the series number of the monograph where information about that soldier can be found. Although the records they describe were burned in World War II, the garrison towns listed are locations to look for in other records: Lyncker, Alexander von. Bound issues of the quarterly publication from Summer 1981 to September 2001 and several unbound issues of earlier date. Although The National Archives has government records of policy regarding evacuation, no central records of evacuees were kept. Many remained in the United States or went to Canada after the war. Of Carroll County, 1986-1991 Researching and Finding Your German Heritage VREF 929.343 LIND Based on 17th and 18th Century church records, they provide insights into those times and the flavor of life in the Palatine community. Hanover's military records might include date and place of birth, father's name, and widows, pension. German-American Names VREF 929.4 J Schwalm, G.P., Closson Press, 1991 Minert, R.P., GRT Publications, 2000 The booklet addresses birth, baptismal, confirmation, marriage, death, and burial records; provides guidance in reading German script, and contains a vocabulary including a listing of common occupations. Nineteenth Century Emigrants from Baden-Wurttemberg Vol 1 VREF 929.343 B Each guide will indicate whether records have been made available online (charges usually apply). slocum steamboat general disaster 1904 array excursion depicts dockside festive canvass decks flags flying above three illustration research ngs massachusetts states series

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