500 German Directories Posted to Ancestry

Ancestry____logo.bmpAncestry has posted posted five hundred German city directories containing an estimated 27 million names for those with a membership to Ancestry.de or a World Deluxe membership. Most are from the late 1800s and early to mid-1900s.You can browse all of the German directories or search the Ancestry Card Catalog by keyword to locate directories of interest to your research.

14 thoughts on “500 German Directories Posted to Ancestry

  1. can you tell me have I can get more information on my Schrock Ancestry. That is one of the reasons I signed up for this. Am from German or Swiz ancestry. Sure would like to know how to get records.

  2. My family started in Germany in 1746 with the birth of Phillipus Wohlwein. Would like to know where he was born.

  3. I;m looking for Rook. My great grandfather John Rook and great Grandmother Ernestine (Henning) Rook came the U.S. in about 1850 from Germany.

  4. I’m looking for family of Rosa Krause born Apr.10 1872 Underlengnardt Germany. Father name Christian Krause. She came to the U.S. about 1888. Rosa married John Meister in Battle Creek Mich. She is my great- grandmother

  5. My great grandfather’s first name was Berry, Beare, or Bearre. I never find a reference to that first name associated with a German first name. Does anyone have a suggestion what Bearre (Beare) could be short for?

  6. I have a perfect DNA match with another Falk family from Schweighausen,Ger., right next door to Singhofen where my grandfather was born in 1858. However, wwe are having trouble finding a common ancestor. Any suggestions?

  7. Lokking for any information on Christian Vorbeck, b.1827, d.1881. He was living in Mecklenberg Germany and moved to Buffalo NY in and around 1867. He lived the rest of his life in Livingston Co. Mo.

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  9. I m ingerested in a Gernman Polish connection – Matthew Printz and family – came to America after 1880, ettled in Wisconsin and Illinois and them my grandmother Sophia Printz came to California with husband last name McGuire – had a son by a man whose lat name perhaps last name was Lancaster.

  10. looking for Reinach family from Bad Homburg
    Steinhauer family from Schwelm, Hagen
    Boswirth family from Paffenhoffen (Bavaria)

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