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HTC Boston-German Links

These links are for the researcher primarily interested in Boston roots of German Origin.  If I am missing one of your favorite links, be sure to e-mail me so it can be added.  Are you addicted to Genealogy?

Last updated: January 26, 2009 

Various Transcribed Data Links

 Boston Area Cemetery Address

 New England Naturalization Petitions 1791-1906

 US Catholic Dioceses Addresses

 Germans in Boston Resource Center by Marge Reid

 Germans in Boston - 1880 Census Project


*** General Research Aids ***

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Family Tree Maker Online
FamilyFinder Index
Free Genealogy Helplist
General Research Info
Roots Surname List Name Finder
ROOTS-L Home Page
Switchboard - White Pages
Nationwide obituary web page

*** German Research Aids ***

People finder
German Archives (State and Private Archives, Church Archives, Archives of Concerns,  Military Archives, Special Archives)
German Genealogy Home Page - (Beginner's tips -FAQ for soc.genealogy.german, General help,  Regional Research, leads to the main collection of pages with genealogy-related information for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, former German Territories and Settlements, German Emigration to America)
German Translation; form letters examples
German white pages - looking for someone living in Germany with your ancestor's last name?
Another on-line German phone search

  • Scroll down until you come to the boxes for entering information  In the "Name" box, type the surname you are trying to locate, then go back up a line and click on "Anfrage starten." In a few moments a page will come up noting the NUMBER (in bold print) of times that surname is listed in German telephone directories.

Michael Palmer's page of German Immigration Sources
North Rhine Westfalia, Prussia page ** Updated link Jan 2001**
German Migration  - German Migration Resource Center by Diana Church
Finding Passenger Arrival Records at the Port of Boston, Massachusett
Robert J Shea's German Resources
German Roots: German Genealogy Resources
Mailing lists for German Ancestors ** Added Mar 2002*
German American History and Heritage
Canisius College relationship with Holy Trinity Church of Boston ** Added Nov 2000**
German WebPage Project ** Added Mar 2002*

German Savings Bank and  Germania Cooperative Bank  ** Added April 2001**
David Rumsey - his personal map collection of Europe

*** Massachusetts Links ***

Archdiocese of Boston
Boston History
Boston Public Library
Cyndi's Massachusetts Research List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Marge Reid's Home Page  - a wealth of information specific to Germans who settled in Boston
Massachusetts State Archives
National Archives - Boston
N.E.H.G.S.  - New England Historical Genealogical Society.
Suffolk County Research
Transcribed Massachusetts Census - on going project by USGenWeb
Rootsweb - Karen's list of Massachusetts links
Boston Globe Obituary Database from 1990 on.
Details on ordering records from City of Boston
Massachusetts Research Web
Massachusetts Research Services - Primarily a document search and retrieval business, specializes in locating both contemporary and historical Massachusetts related documents. Customers include probate lawyers, private investigators, historians, family genealogists and other related businesses and individuals.  Services include the search, retrieval and delivery of Massachusetts vital records, probate case files, land deeds, United States citizenship and naturalization  records and federal and state census  information.
Boston Family History  The web site includes maps, demographic information, and links to libraries, archives, religious organizations, ethnic associations, and information on ethnic heritage sites located in Boston.
Pilot Catholic Newspaper
Massachusetts Genealogical Research Services
Massachusetts State Archive

***German Surname Pages***

Giant list of different Surnames being researched  - generated by Yahoo.  May be worth your while to see if any of them are yours.

Kramer family
Pohl family
Walker family

        *** On-line Research Help ***

Listed below is researchers who are willing to give some of their time to help other researchers expand on their research.  Do you wish to help? Send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. Please be patient on receiving a response, as  we have to balance work and taking the kids to soccer practice as well.


 Online Help

 Ginny Chung - Free

CD 17 Birth Records: United States/Europe 900-1880 
CD 51 1860 Massachusetts Census Index - Only Heads of household listed 
CD 134 Civil War Soldiers & Sailors,1861-1865 
CD 146 Military Records: U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811 
CD 156 Family History: Mid-Atlantic Genealogies 1340-1940 
CD 188 Griffiths Valuation Records (Ireland) 1848-1864 
CD 197 Ireland Census Index 1831 & 1841 (Cavan and Derry counties) 
CD 239 Marriage Index: New York City, 1600s-1800s 
CD 256 Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston 1821- 1850 
CD 257 Passenger and Immigration Lists: Irish Immigrants to North America 1803-1871 
CD 271 International Land Records: Irish Flax Growers 1796 
CD 284 1870 Massachusetts Census Index - All household members listed 
CD 287 Census Index: NY City, 1870 
CD 307 Census Microfilm Records: Massachusetts, 1850 
CD 322 Census Index:  New England, 1900 - Only Heads of household listed 
CD 354 Passenger and Immigration List 1538-1940 (99 Update) 
CD 403 Selected U.S./International Marriage Records 1340-1980 
CD 449 Local and Family Histories: New England, 1600s-1900s 
CD 500 Family History: Southern Biographies and Genealogies 1500s to 1940s 

Bonita B Mitten - Free

German arrival records to America.  They start with 1850 or so until late 1800's 

 Web Page for CD lookups

Broderbund CD look-ups

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