Brandl Surname and Family Research Resources
This site has been set up primarily for anyone
with a connection to or an interest in the BRANDL surname.
name variants such as Brendl, Prandl, Brandel, Praendl, Brindel,
Prendl, Prentl, Prantl, Brandle, Brandli, Brendli, Brandal, Prandell,
BRANDLs are and have been living mainly in the German-speaking
parts of Europe (concentrating in Bavaria &Austria)
a few immigrated to the USA. Therefore our site will mainly concentrate
on these regions of Europe.
meanings: Ancestry has opened a Learning
Center with services mainly for subscribers.
A few things however are for free, my personal favorite being 'Name
Meanings' with information from the 'Dictionary of American Family
Names'. Added to Research xx-xxx-2005
Security Death Index: Rootsweb offers this very
helpful interactive searchpage for free. Just enter the name(s) you
have, and see what's there. Added to Online-Search xx-xxx-2005
The Eötvös Loránd University Budapest has published several
detailed maps which aren't available yet in print. In particular the
maps of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1910 may
be helpful to genealogists. Added to Localities xx-xxx-2005
- Join the BRANDL Mailing-List - visit our Message
- Subscribe to or unsubscribe from the mailing list
- Find out more about and visit the BRANDL discussion forum (message
- Let you direct to the mailing list archives for viewing earlier postings
Go to the List & Board page
- Online Searches
- Search-Page: Just a single click
away - search-machines, directories, dictionaries and other resources.
Search for keywords on our site, on the web or other resources
- Surname Helper
at Rootsweb: Search thousands of genealogy webpages for Brandls or name
variants - find registered websites and related queries
at Rootsweb (soundex code B653): Find or submit BRANDL related websites
- Find your surname or special name variants in the Rootsweb
Surname List (RSL)
- Surname message boards - there are many, like for instance for Brandl,
(please let me know of any other boards)
- Launch a General Search in indexes, databases
and vital records (US) at Rootsweb.com
- The Ellis Island Passenger
Manifest database contains information on over 22 million immigrants that
came through Ellis Island, NY, between 1892 and 1924. Start searching
your immigrant-ancestor directly from our Search-Page
- Other Ships
Passenger Lists, and still much more over here
and at the Olive
Tree Genealogy site.
- The LDS Family Search Portal,
a huge repository of genealogical records and family research material.
- Gendex - Genealogical index
on the web which comprises 37,389,833 Individuals, 863,037 Surnames and
12,916 Databases (as of August 2002)
- The Search Engine
Page gives access to several genealogy search machines and related
websites at once
- The Surname Super Search
site is a similar collection of several search machines & search sites
- Kuijsten's Navigator
lets you search the whole web for any name globally or for selected world
regions. Searches several sources simultaneously
- Telephone directories of
the world online.
- Austrian telephone directory. AustriaGenWeb
has great hints
for using the directory
Austrian locations via phone directory, and vital data via parish
records. We have detailed directions in two parts, here on our
- Czech Republic and Slovakia
telephone directories online - there's also a listing for czech area
Censuses online: Familysearch.org has US 1880, British and Canadian
1881 censuses available. Look at the hints
for using the 1880 USA census on our site here.
Since January 2003 there is also the 1906 Census of the Canadian Northwest
- US Soundex Census Transcriptions - Brandl related
- Census - Measuring
America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000. A publication of
150 pages describing the Questionnaires and instructions.
- Localities, Maps and Gazetteers
- Maps and Geography: Search the National
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Maps
and Images of the world (with some gaps), spanning a pretty wide period
- The David Rumsey Map Collection
"... contains to date over 7,180 maps online and focuses on
rare 18th and 19th century North and South America cartographic history
materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also
- A huge repository of US
Maps and GIS data, old and present time. Have a look at one of the
great relief maps there, e.g. for the Western
US (takes some time to load, depending on the connection).
- Gazetteer for the US helps
you find places - gives ZIP, coordinates, links for maps etc.
- Find out more about Migration
Routes & Trails in the US
Germany & Bavaria-Bayern:
- Find a location and show it on a map with the ShtetlSeeker
(Central & Eastern Europe-CEE)
- The Harmsworth Atlas
and Gazetteer (1908-09, London). The description says: "...
it presents the maximum geographic scope of the three great European empires
(Austria / Hungary, Germany and Russia) just prior to their dissolution
at the end of World War I (1918-1919). Certainly worth a look.
[Not found 130303; alternative
- The Centennia animated Historical
Atlas (commercial). Europe and Middle East, from the beginning of
the 19th century to the present
- The Perry-Castañeda
Library Map Collection - Historical maps of Europe, extending over
a period of more than a millennium
Austria - Österreich:
- Germany at About.com: Maps,
Geography, Data, Cities and much more
German Gazetteers - offers an extensive collection and some valuable
- Search for placenames
in Germany (in German)
- Bavarian districts, locations
& administrative structure Click on the district-maps to find a town.
- List of all the
places in Bavaria, including small villages being part of a town (as
of 1964). Shows placename, town, ZIP, district and county. You'll btw
find several villages named BRANDL or similar.
- Database of over 20,000 locations
east of the Oder and Neisse rivers, based on the borders of the eastern
German provinces in Spring 1918. Excellent starting point for searching
former German places that have changed names once or more.
of Austria - from the Empire till present day
- These are "...old and contemporary maps about Austria-Hungary
at the beginning of 20th century." (from Hungary
- Austro-Hungarian Empire
- Map Index. Small and more simple regional maps.
- Towns and Cities of Austria - this is a Gazetteer
with some 20,000 named places. Gives coordinates, weather and a roughly
- Links to the best place
finders on the web, focussing on Austria (AustriaGenWeb site)
- Genealogical Research - Websites, Tools and Reference
- Tools & Reference Materials at Cyndi's
List with more than 150,000 searchable links (can't beat that!).
- Rootsweb's Genealogy
Resources on the Internet give lots of hints and links to helpful
sites. Also worth a look is the Rootsweb
Homepage. Has records, references, tools, help, tips & tricks.
And also free webspace if you want to put your family tree on the web.
- The Worldgen Web Project offers
a broad variety of resources and links for worldwide genealogical research
of Primary Sources on the Web - showing a comprehensive country index.
Although I didn't count them, it looks like there's not a single country
- Links and resources for genealogical research at Genealogy.com,
has a research directory
covering the world's ethnic and religious groups. US
resources are accessible from a clickable map.
- The alphabetical Index
of Genealogy Resources on the Internet keeps a low profile, the contents
are overwhelming nevertheless
- GenealogyOnline.com has
plenty of links for genealogical topics, regions, references and related
lets you search for surnames, but offers lots of resources, help and links
for your research as well.
- European Genealogy
Sources has a lot of helpful links, ordered after general regions
- Former Austro-Hungarian
Monarchy: Genealogical research resources from the Institute for Historical
Family Research (IHFF - commercial). Diese Seite gibt es auch auf
- East EuropeGen Web
with links to all the many old and (re)born countries in the East
Find help with searching for ancestors in the former German settlement
regions of Czechia, including Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian Silesia (see
on site map; in English and also German).
- Czechoslovakia - genealogical
websites: Czechia, Slovakia, Silesia and Ruthenia are genealogically connected
regions. Here you have links and lots of resources for your research.
- Genealogy in German-speaking
areas - Genealogie im deutschsprachigen Raum - presents detailed and
comprehensive links and pointers to information and resources (English&
zur Genealogie des deutschen Sprachraumes (Stand Dezember 1998). There
is also an English language version, Internet
Sources of German Genealogy (as of Dec 1998)
- German and German-American
FAQs (Frequently asked Questions). Written for the soc.genealogy.german
newsgroup to help genealogists " ... who are getting started, either
with genealogy or with the Internet."
- Online German
Emigration Databases & Indexes presented by German Roots. Most
of this is free to browse or search, some do require payment.
- Bavaria FAQ (Frequently
asked Questions). Created and maintained by the volunteer help team of
the Bavarian-Ancestors and Deu-Bayern Rootsweb mailing lists
- AustriaGenWeb - an
entry page for current provinces, but also for the former duchies, countships,
crownlands or other territories of the old Empire.
- Diagramme für Verwandtschaftsgrade
im deutschen Sprachraum, nach kanonischem und bürgerlichem Recht
Chart, available also as a printable
PDF-version. There is still another
variant, which is quite easy to read.
- Genealogical Working
Documents (from South Africa)
Steps to climbing Genealogy Brick Walls (quotation from Millennia
News Oct 29, 2002)
on Online Genealogy - a small but interesting selection
- Free resources: Links to (mainly) free
stuff that may help you in your genealogical research while using and
also maintaining a PC. Including software, newsletters etc.
- Other links,
not necessarily genealogy related (under construction)
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