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Germanic Special Interest Group Links

Here are some of the links mentioned in our Germanic SIG meetings

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the primary benefactor for FamilySearch services.
                Pedigree Resource File    
                International Genealogical Index (IGI)

GEOGEN Surname Mapping
Geogen is the short form for "geographical genealogy" which means location based ancester research. On this website, you can create maps which show the distribution of surnames in Germany and Austria. Significant concentrations can point to a local root of the family or of the family name.

Rootsweb is a free genealogy website that contains a wide variety of resources.
The link to the WorldConnect Project is located in the left column. WorldConnect is a collection of family trees. It is free to search and free for you to post your trees.

deutschen Genealogieserver - German Geneaology
In the past, this site was known as It contains a very extensive collection of databases, information, and links to help research Germanic genealogy.

The WorldGenWeb Project
The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access.
Germany GenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project

Cyndi’s List - 329,420 links to genealogy resources. The 204 categories are easy to browse.
        The Germany / Deutschland Category has 1011 links as of January 2014.

German names in the telephone book today

Homepage for Eifel Birth and Marriage Data - This is the homepage of Thomas A. Pick- Rheinland

Soldiers and Sailors Database - The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, and Message Boards:

Rootsweb mailing lists and message boards are categorized by name, location, or other topic. Click on the "mailing list" or the "message boards" button near the top of the page.

Germanic Mailing Lists The languages used in these groups vary.

Cyndi's List - Germany/Deutschland - Mailing Lists, Newsgroups & Chat
As of January 2014, this page has 141 links.


More Helpful Sites:

Cyndi’s List - 329,420 links to genealogy resources
Family Search - LDS information
Rootsweb - surnames, S.S. death index, etc.
Eastman’s online newsletter - Genealogy Newsletter
DearMyrtle - Daily genealogy column - tips, advice, how to get started, etc.
Florida Department of State - Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
Florida Death Records Indexes & Obituaries - There are listings for all US States on this website.
Florida GenWeb Project

Florida State Genealogy Society - FSGS
National Genealogical Society - NGS
Federation of Genealogical Societies - FGS
Florida State Society of the DAR

Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.
P.O. Box 1917
Sarasota, FL   34230-1917