Use the menu below to visit other pages of the Bavaria Gen Web website.
Suggestions for this page should be sent to Joanne Parmley, the Bavaria Gen Web coordinator, at: JOPARMLEY@aol.com.
- Quellen und Hilfsmittel zur ortsbezogenen Familienforschung in Bayern Ralph Habersack's list of local history books, chronicles, etc. for towns in Bavaria that are valuable finds for genealogy researchers. Check his extensive list to see if your ancestral town is included. Some of the texts mention family names and even specific individuals who once lived in a town. Additionally, Ralph maintains another page in regard to Quellen zur berufsbezogenen Familienforschung in Bayern, Sources for Occupation-related Family Research in Bavaria. If, for example, your surname is derived from an occupation, a line of people in your family worked at the same occupation, or you simply want to learn more about a particular occupation a family member held, the webpage might be useful to you .
- Use Andreas Hanacek's Schlagwörter für die Online Bibliotheksrecherche / Headwords for Online Library Research for help in interpreting expressions used in German book titles.
- Visit this Bibliography page of selected English and German book titles which may be of general interest to Bavarian family history researchers.
- BibliotheksVerbund Bayern Bavarian Libraries catalog search.
- Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online Bavarian Federal State Library Online.
- Bayerische StaatsBibliothek Bavarian State Library.
- The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog A service of the University Library Karlsruhe, you can search 75 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide by title, author, institution or keyword.
- The publishing-house Oberpfalz-Verlag offers a comprehensive collection of books and brochures in regard to Bavaria, Bavarian history, chronicles, villages and towns. Most of the books are still in-print. The catalogs can be downloaded in .pdf file format.
Download a complete list of all copies of the Historische Atlas von Bayern Historical Atlas of Bavaria - Altbayern, Franken, Schwaben, and Historisches Ortsnamenbuch von Bayern Historical Place Names Book of Bavaria.
Oberpfalz-Verlag's Catalog covers many Bavarian districts and places for a variety of subjects (including Ortsgeschichten and Chroniken).
- Berkley University's Libweb - Library Servers via WWW Libweb lists over 6,500 pages from libraries in over 115 countries.
- The following webpage document, A Reprint from the "Mitteilungen fur die Archivpflege in Bayern." (Report on the Archives in Bavaria), details many texts / books (listed toward the bottom of the page) that are useful to Bavarian genealogy researchers.
- The New York Public Library has a number of Donauschwaben Ortssippenbücher and an extensive map collection that can be searched for here: http://catnyp.nypl.org/. For US residents, you may check into the details of borrowing a book via interlibrary loan. You may also request copies to be made of maps. Try searching for town or district names, etc.
- The largest, single online catalog of books can be found at The Library of Congress. Find out about their interlibrary loan service. People who do not live in the USA are also able to request books on loan from the Library of Congress!
- Ortsippenbücher und Familienbücher Search for "Town kinship books" (dealing with the genealogy of an entire village or town) and "Family books".
- Germanic Ortsippenbücher - Listed by Province
- List of antiquarian dealers in genealogical books and objects in Germany.
- ZVAB - Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher An online catalog of more than 7.7 million antiquarian books for sale from over 1,300 antiquarian book dealers worldwide.
- Publishers and booksellers in the USA and Europe dealing in genealogical books, forms, historical maps, etc.