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America has long been a prized destination for immigrants—and now that GenealogyBank has its German American newspapers collection, it will be a coveted research destination for all researchers of German heritage, including myself!" – Mary Harrell-Sesniak, professional genealogist
German immigrant ancestors played a leading role in the history of the United States, leaving behind more descendants than any other single ethnic group. Our vast collection of over 7,000 U.S. newspapers, plus thousands of historical documents and books provide extensive coverage of the day-to-day lives of our Germanic ancestors from the 1600s to today.
Begin tracing your German genealogy in popular German-language newspapers and historical publications from across the United States to uncover the stories of your family’s past today! Browse through German marriage records, obituaries, passenger lists, and other genealogy records to get started.