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German Origins in the United States: A Guide to Local History and Genealogy Sources

Getting Started

This section consists of resources to begin researching your German ancestry. Also included are general emigrant lists and resources from Germany that cover no specific locality. You will also find emigrant letters back to their homelands and biographical sketches of emigrant arrivals.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.