GERMANY: Helpful websites for research
Dear FamilyTreeCircle members, Hi. Here are some German sites which may be of use:-
The Archives of the Protestant Church in the Federal Republic of Germany
Evangelisch-lutherischer Stadtkirchenverband Hannover - Kirchenbuchamt
Archiv Type : Kirchenbuchstelle (Church Book Place)
Anschrift: (Address) Ev.-luth. Stadtkirchenverband Hannover
Stadtkirchenkanzelei - Kirchenbuchamt
Hildesheimer Str. 165/167
Postfach 57 40
Telefon: (Telephone) (0511) 9878-553
Fax: (0511) 9878-660
Internet Address: Evangelisch-lutherischer Stadtkirchenverband Hannover
E-Mail Address: Kirchenbuch.Staki.Hannover@evlka.de
Manager: Birgit Klein The records kept as this archive are older church books for the region Hannover both land and city.)
This a digitised version of an atlas and gazetteer of the German Empire from 1883. Something that might be useful is that churches are marked on the maps. An Atlas of the German Empire by Ludwig Ravenstein
Once you have found a place on this map that you are researching and if you are having trouble locating them on modern maps, try and overlay the maps onto Google Earth. This works well apparently. There are links for this at Atlas des Deutschen Reichs. At the bottom of this page is a link which has Google Earth placemarks of some towns - Marburg, Templin, Mindin. You may wish to view a place called Grunenplan, where Hermann WINDOLF was born. From Google Earth it's a small village surrounded by a large C shaped area of woods. Looks worth a visit!
Be careful of the size of the images, 8-10MB per map, and there are 9
maps. There are links for each map. So you don't have to download all of them. But it would be impossible over a dialup link.
Some interesting reading at this website on a ship on which Francis Xavier HAUCK came to Australia from Hamburg. Lots to look at on this site Freideburg.
Australia's Moreton Bay History
GenWiki is designed to become the main source for genealogy in the German-speaking areas of the world.
For translation, scroll down to 'translation' in the left-hand margin and click on Dutch and/or Nederlands.
Good luck everybody.