The Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Inc.

German Library Research

German Library Research
By Anne Chapman
To use the (Mid-County Regional) library website, first enter and use the drop down menu to find the Charlotte County Library System.  There find the updated website and card catalog.  A large section of German Genealogy books as well as other areas will be found that will help to cross the pond!  Do not use the German Section only but use other parts of the Genealogy Room such as, Family Histories, Immigration and Census sections.  Keep an open mind writing research questions and find answers using all parts of the Genealogy Room.  Following is a partial listing of books to help German research:    
By Bentz, Edna M: 
By Uncapher, Wendy K:
By Thode, Ernest:
· German-English genealogical dictionary
· Atlas for Germanic genealogy
· Historic German newspapers online
By Hansen, Kevan:
Note: The key to using Hanson books knows the name of the town.  Google map will help to find town name.  Library has a series of books, 929.13 and when town is located you have hit the jackpot!
Following Series: Map Guide To German Parish Registers Series: