130 German Directories Added to Ancestry

This past week Ancestry added 130 German directories containing more than 8 million names. The directories are in German.

Click here to view all the recently added databases at Ancestry or browse through the directory titles here.

14 thoughts on “130 German Directories Added to Ancestry

  1. That’s nice they added these directories for people who can read German but what about those of us who can’t?

  2. I am not interested in genealogy outside of the USA at this time, but I do wonder why most of the recently added databases require a deluxe world membership. And whatever happened to posting of the newly-added newspapers?

  3. Thank you so much for more German databases! As for translation, there are plenty of free translators on the web that can be helpful.


  5. Nice addition for German research, but like others, need to use translators to search for info. I also have to ask about info on Prussia. Sure would be a big help to many of us I know. Folks at Ancestry are doing a great job overall.

  6. Could really use this web site but do not know German, also do not know any web sites that translate. Hope they can solve this, why buy world if you can not use it.

  7. I would like to know how to obtain and use the translators, and also about East Prussia. The part I’m interested in is apparently in Lithuania now.Always glad to see more info. Maggie

  8. There are many Ancestry users that do speak German. I am one that does. Is there a place we could round up the various languages that people speak and would be willing to list those willing to help others? Another option is to go to the search engine altavista.com and find a language translator (for free). You can type in the information and it will translate it for you.

  9. I think part of the fun of research in foreign countries to to learn a bit of the language! After all, most of the records used by genealogists use a limited vocabulary that you can learn without too much difficulty. When I began researching my Swedish lines, I bought a book to teach myself Swedish and it added a richness to my experience to be able to read the records in the language used by my ancestors. Most guides to research in foreign countries include a list of words you need to know to do basic research. freetranslation.com is a good website if you want a free quick translation of foreign material.

  10. If we were able to travel to Germany (or any foreign country) -which I can’t for many reasons – we’d have the same problem. I think it’s wonderful to have access to these records. Besides the fact (as has been previously mentioned) there are sites for translating and when traveling it may not be as easy to translate onsite.

  11. Could you please tell me if you have any families by the name of Mozelle in Germany? Perhaps the name was spelled different. I am at a lost to locate this family name.
    Would appreciate your help.
    Thanks, Jerrie

  12. Hi Jerry,
    in the German Telephone book I found several Moselle families (no Mozelle). Here they are:
    Name Straße, Hausnummer Postleitzahl, Ort Telefonnummer
    Geiben Klaus Dr.jur. , Moselle Joa… Hohenzollernring 6 66740 Saarlouis 06831 4 89 74-0

    Moselle Franz Kreuzbergstr. 52 66740 Saarlouis 06831 8 04 33

    Moselle Helga Zum Gipsberg 29 66663 Merzig 06861 7 30 51

    Moselle Jörg u. Wolff Daniela Mettlacher Str. 120 66663 Merzig 06861 93 77 38

    Moselle Liselore Lohestr. 20 66740 Saarlouis 06831 8 67 48

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