Prussian/ German Genealogy Help



If you are new to Prussian/ German (Polish, Mennonite & Shoah) research or just ‘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 500GB of original (digital) genealogical and historical source documents.

In addition to our documents and tools, 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.


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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 um 1939

This was their “Heimat und Heimatland”
(“Home and Homeland”).
As my Oma frequently said, “Es war einmal”
(“once upon a time”).

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Establishing & Understanding Context

Primary Research Source Materials
WW1 & WW2 Internet Resources

Because the following resources are external to ManyRoads, we are obligated to “warn you” of the same…

WW1-WW2 Victims Internet Resources

WW1 & WW2 War Victims

Shoah (Holocaust) Resources

Jewish (Shoah) Research

Victims of National Socialism

Victims of National Socialism

Soviet GULAG Resources
The Resistance
West-East Prussia Images & more
Be advised the following links will take you to image libraries many of which will load slowly!

Maps (Cartographic Materials)

Historical European Maps
Maps of West Prussia-Pomerania

ManyRoads’ Presentation

Immigration Libraries

The Brickwall Checklist

ManyRoads Search Portal

Research & Coaching Tips for…

Custom Search Tools

External Search Engines

Finding Surnames

German Administrative History

Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte von der Reichseinigung 1871 bis zur Wiedervereinigung 1990 von Dr. Michael Rademacher M.A. (R.I.P.)

Historic Gazetteers

(locate former place names)

German Script Help:

Click on the image (above).


Internet Resources (External Web Links)

Be advised these Internet Resource Link Lists are large and long! ManyRoads Caveat! We accept no responsibility for the content on any external site. We only provide these links as a convenience to our readers.

Beginning Genealogy
German Internet Resources

German Genealogy Associations & Groups

German History (Deutsche Geschichte)

German Research (Ahnenforschung - Genealogy)

German- Old Terms & Professions

Germans from Volga & Bessarabia

Germany (Ostpreußen- East Prussia)

Germany (Westpreußen- West Prussia)

Mennonite/Amish Internet Resources


Polish Internet Resources

Polish Genealogical Societies

Polska Genealogia - Polish Genealogy

Here are nearly 2000 additional links, from Hans Selbach.