06 October 2014

Celebrate German-American Day ... research your German-American ancestors!

Today is German-American Day.

Today is the German-American Day remembering the first German settlers in the later USA on October 6, 1683. 300 years later in 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared this date to become the German-American Day in the U.S. Following the historical path and also in further development of the Declaration of Salt Lake City by the DAGV and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) in the US on March 22, 2013 we as German umbrella organisation present this site for intensify the contact not only between the our two but between all genealogical societies and researchers on genealogy in both of our countries dealing with people that are interested in that special topic.

To celebrate, DAGV has a provided a neat list of resources to help those researching ancestors of German origin. Check out the list.

Other resources that those of German heritage might find helpful are:
+ German Travel – Trace your German roots: Resources, Tools, Databases [use the “please select” dropdown menu for the tools or select another menu item to learn more about people, language, traditions, etc – do check out the timeline!]
+ Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg -- Emigration from Southwest-Germany
+ Evangelical Church in Germany Archive [entirely in German; use Google Translate]
+ Evangelical Central Archive in Berlin [entirely in German; use Google Translate]   

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