Looking for German Ancestors earlier than 1700s?



I am a beginner and have been using Ancestry.com but German records seem to come to a halt at the WWI.

What can be used to search further back?

Eric Wolfgang Angloher

Posted 2015-10-16T04:53:52.633

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Question was closed 2015-10-16T05:24:30.260


Welcome to G&FH SE! I've made this a duplicate of an earlier question that should give you a number of avenues to pursue. In addition this FamilySearch page may be useful to you: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Germany_Genealogy

– PolyGeo – 2015-10-16T05:28:26.567

4Eric: There's a mis-match between the date in the title (1700) and the date implied in the question (1914). Please make clear the era you are asking about. Learning that you are a beginner is good, but a quick summary your language capabilities and scope of the research you've done would also help us in writing our responses. – bgwiehle – 2015-10-16T19:20:46.823


The answers to this question might be helpful: How can I determine what records are available in a particular locale?

– Jan Murphy – 2015-10-16T21:33:27.747

Thank You PolyGeo I appreciate the redirecting me. Thank you BGWIEHLE for the constructive criticism; I will try to be more precise. And thank you Jan, I will read through this. Thanks again all. – Eric Wolfgang Angloher – 2015-10-21T02:48:01.460

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