Uncover Your German Ancestry Using Genealogy Records

Explore your German American ancestry in over 2 billion genealogy records.

Become a member today for immediate 24/7 unlimited access to a wealth of German genealogy records and trace your German-American family history:

  • Over 30 German-language newspaper titles
  • World’s largest obituary collection online
  • 327+ years of U.S. newspaper coverage
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

Popular German American newspapers easily searchable in our exclusive online archives include: Pilot, Pelican, Wahrheit, Vorbote, Der Zeitgeist, Egg Harbor Pilot, New Yorker Volkszeitung, Unparteyische Harrisburg Morgenroethe Zeitung, and many more!

Search our expansive collection of German American newspapers to discover the details about the daily lives of your ancestors.

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 Our vast collection of over 7,000 U.S. newspapers, plus thousands of historical documents and books provide extensive coverage of the day-to-day lives of our Germanic ancestors from the 1600s to today.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.

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