Ancestry.com Posts 500 German City Directories
Posted by Grace
Pay database Ancestry.com
last week put online 500 German city directories, from Aachen to Zwickau.
Often overlooked as a genealogy resource, city directories can fill in
the blanks between censuses and help trace wandering ancestors. Ancestry's new collection includes business and professional directories, as well.
From the main German Genealogy Records page
, you can browse by state (mistakenly labeled as Counties in the drop-down menu) and by time period. Or try searching for a name in the fields on the left side of the page.
The records include about 27 million names, according to the 24-7 Family History Circle blog
, with most records from the late 1800s to mid-1900s.
World Deluxe Membership is required to access the digitized directories. Click here to search
International Genealogy | Public Records
Monday, March 10, 2008 2:46:16 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)