Links for Genealogists


Walden Font – Source of old-style computer fonts, including Fraktur and German Script

Fraktur – Another source of German fonts

Nonprofit Associations

American Translators Association

Association of Professional Genealogists

Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS)

Other Resources

Resources for Historians – Virtual Bookshelf – Useful resources related to German history

Cyndi’s List – Link to the Germany section of this popular genealogy site

Firstmom’s Genealogy Resources – Germany – Many helps and links

Names – Explains German naming customs and history

Deciphering – Katherine Schober offers 20 tips for deciphering old German handwriting

Fraktur – Irving S. Gilmore Music Library (Yale) has tips not seen elsewhere.

Peter’s Pages – Peter Doerling offers tutorial for learning to read German script

Polish Roots – Some former German-speaking areas are now in Poland

Friedrich R. Wollmershäuser – Genealogical research in Southwest Germany, useful resource list