Prussia (Germany)

Welcome to the ManyRoads’ Prussian/ German research library.  Our library contains nearly 500 texts; all are free for the downloading.

Be advised, most of the texts are written in German and use Gothic print. I know it is strange but for some reason Germans wrote and used German.  Who would have guessed…

So if you are ‘stumped’ for additional clues and resources, hopefully this page will provide new sources of hope, inspiration, and information. In total, the ‘local’ ManyRoads’ libraries alone contain more than 50GB of original (digital) genealogical and historical source documents.

In addition to our documents, this page provides links to what I believe are the most helpful Internet research resources for conducting Prussian/ German research. Based upon your usage patterns and comments, plus my client research efforts, I will update the contents of this page frequently.

The ManyRoads’ collections as well as all my “Preussische’ research & genealogy efforts are dedicated with love and heartfelt gratitude to:

  • my mother (Luise geboren Senger);
  • my grandparents (Richard Senger & Frieda geboren Recht); and
  • my onkel Erich (Senger).
Familie Richard Senger 1939
Familie Richard Senger 1939

This was their “Heimat und Heimatland”.

As my Oma frequently said, “Es war einmal.”

In order to facilitate quick and thorough access of our entire genealogical and historical record collections (those online, as well as, those archived ‘off-line’), ManyRoads’ now offers a Service to conduct and provide research results to our clients. A full description of our new research offering is available via Download. For those who may be familiar, our new search service is modeled directly after a similar service offered by The Allen County (IN) Libraries.

To be clear, this is not intended to be private family research but rather an information look-up for you, our readers, on a specific topic or individual. If you are seeking bespoke family history, genealogy research, or other professional genealogical services, please visit our Services page to review our offerings.

Complete Prussia/ Germany Document Library Listing

Popular Links!

Please note: should you have difficulty with any of the document formats we provide, you should download and use a tool like Calibre. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books; it runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Much of the content available on this page is available via by-nc-nd creative commons license.

The institution responsible for the licensed content is: the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center