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Selected German Resources at the OGS Library

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  • Ancestry.com – passenger lists for New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, etc.

Emmigration & Immigration

  • Early Pennsylvania pioneers from Mutterstadt in the Palatinate.
  • Eighteenth century Pennsylvania emigrants from Hassloch and Böhl in the Palatinate.
  • Emigrants from Eppingen to America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Even more Palatine families, 18th century immigrants to the American colonies and their German, Swiss and Austrian origins.
  • German immigrants in American church records, volume 1: Indiana protestant.
  • German Immigrants: lists of passengers bound from Bremen to New York, 1847-1854, with places of origin.
  • German immigrants: lists of passengers bound from Bremen to New York, 1855-1862.
  • Germans to America, lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports, 1850-1855.
  • Jetzt sind wir Amerika, sudhessen in der neuen welt: berichte und briefe.
  • Mercenaries from Hessen-Hanau who remained in Canada and the United States after the American Revolution.
  • More Palatine families: some immigrants to the middle colonies 1717-1776 and their European origins, plus, new discoveries on German families who arrived in Colonial New York in 1710.
  • Nineteenth century emigrants from Baden.
  • Palatine Mennonite census lists, 1664-1793.
  • Pennsylvania German Pioneers: a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808.
  • Pennsylvania pioneers from Wolfersweiler Parish, Saarland, Germany.
  • Rhineland emigrants, lists of German settlers in Colonial America.
  • The Amish-Mennonites of Waldeck and Wittgenstein.
  • The Baden emigration book.
  • The Wuerttemberg emigration index.
  • Westerwald to America: some 18th century German immigrants.
  • Wir ziehen nach Amerika, briefe Odenwalder auswanderer aus den jahren 1830 bis 1833.

Family Books and Church Records

  • Amt Zwingenberg/Bergstr. Mannschaftsregister von 1771.
  • Brensbacher und Niederkainsbacher Familien-Buch, 1655 bis 1732.
  • Dornfelder kirchenbucher aus dem ukrainischen Gebietsarchiv Lemberg-Lviv.
  • Evangelische church records of Baumbach, Braach and Sterkelshausen, Hessen-Kassel 1658-1748.
  • Familienbuch Steinbach, Kreis Giessen, families bis 1807.
  • Familiennamem im Huttenberger Land von 1470-1900.
  • Friedrichstal church records 1698-1812.
  • Records of the Lutheran church, Herschberg, Germany 1755-1839.
  • Vielbrunner und Seckmauerer Familien-Buch, 1655-1742.


  • A genealogist's guide to discovering your Germanic ancestors, Anderson.
  • A German genealogical primer, Potts.
  • A guide to German parish registers in the family history library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cerny.
  • Address book of Germanic genealogy, Thode.
  • Beginner's guide to Germanic genealogy, Edwards.
  • Encyclopedia of German-American genealogical research, Smith.
  • Encyclopedia of German-American genealogical research, Smith.
  • German genealogical research, Schweitzer.
  • In search of your German roots: a complete guide to tracing your ancestors in the Germanic areas of Europe, Baxter.
  • Schlegel's American families of German ancestry in the United States.
  • The ABCs of German-American migration, annotated guide to German-American migration records.
  • The Atlantic bridge to Germany, Hall.
  • The German research companion, Riemer.

Maps and Guides

  • A tour of ten important Anabaptist and Reformed sites in rural Switzerland, Wenger.
  • Anabaptist and Reformed walking tours of the cities of Zurich and Bern, Switzerland, Wenger.
  • Atlas for German America, Thode.
  • Atlas of the German empire – 1892, Thomsen.
  • Der grosse Shell atlas – Deutschland/Europa 1985/86.
  • Lands of the German empire and before, Uncapher.
  • Map guide to German parish registers (21 volumes), Hansen.
  • Meyers orts- und verkehrs-lexikon des Deutschen Reichs, with researcher's guide and translations of the introduction, instruction for the use of the gazetteer, and abbreviations, Wright.
  • Super strassen Deutschland und Europa 1:4000000.


  • Genealogical abstracts from newspapers of the German Reformed Church, 1830-1839; 1840-1849, Manning.
  • Index to the subjects of obituaries abstracted from Der Christliche Botschafter of the Evangelical Church 1836-1866, Seder.


  • Germanic Genealogist.
  • Mennonite Family History.
  • Palatine Patter: Newsletter of Palatines to America.
  • Pennsylvania Mennonite Family History.