- Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites. James M. Beidler
Maps and Gazetteers (after you know the hometown of your German ancestor)
- FamilySearch Wiki Germany Gazetteers gives helpful information about using gazetteers and the location of several online volumes.
- Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (often known as Meyers Orts Gazetteer. Online, free, and searchable by name of town/city. Read a review of this website here.
- For scans of actual pages see Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs, Volume 1: A-K and Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs, Volume 2: L-Z. Both volumes are written in German and both are more than 1200 pages.
German Language Helps
- SK Translations: German-English Translation Services. There are many posts on this blog that will help those who are trying translate documents themselves.
- The Bohemian Genealogist. At this blog you can find a list of German words, including professions, with translations into English. Two other posts feature multiple images of handwriting of common German names, both male and female, especially helpful because they offer the opportunity to compare the same word with different handwriting.
- German English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernest Thode
updated February 11, 2017