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German-American Genealogy: Home

INFO 697: Genealogy & Local History


This guide provides a foundation for the research of your German ancestors including free online resources with access to vital records, passenger lists, military records, and naturalization records. There are guides for research available under the general online resources and the books provided in the further reading tab.


If you have any further questions, the creator of the LibGuide is available for remote reference via email (provided below).

A group of German immigrants at Ellis Island, 1926. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1905).  Retrieved from