A German Genealogy Library is maintained in the Augsburg Stube, located off the Rathskeller of the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner. Members are welcome to use and check out books for personal use. Instructions for Library loan are on the table next to the books.The library is open evenings, the 1st, and 3rd Mondays of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 PM when there is choir practice. In addition it can be open by appointment or on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. An appointment can be scheduled by e mailing Louise Gaertner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library in the Augsburg Stube also contains novels in German and information books on Germany. It also contains children's books in German especially suited for the tiny ones, and for Opas, and Omas, who want to give their grand kids an opportunity to experience German.
Please click on the link below to access the list of books available for loan.
Next Presentation Details
Add to your knowledge of genealogy and learn from some exciting speakers at the following meetings and presentations:
April 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m. -- Bob Rau, experienced genealogist and speaker on German genealogy, will speak on, "Searching for Gertrud Eissfeller and Her Ancestors.
May 23, 2015, 1:30 p.m. -- Amie Tennant, of the Miami County Historical Society will help you, "When the easy stuff is done", to find more in depth genealogical information.
The following is a list of websites that might help you in your Genealogy Research:
Discover German Originality
Family Search - Where Generations Meet
Connecting the World One GEDCOM at a Time
A List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
One Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse
America's First Immigration Center
Christoph Stoepel's Homepage (This website is in German)
Maps for German Genealogy
Interlink Bookshop and Genealogical Services
Genealogy Unlimited - Map Resource
Atlas des Deutschen Reichs (This website is in German)
Searching for Genealogical Records - includes many links to help with your search.
Many sources for the formerly German areas of Poland.
Tips and materials for starting your search.
Online German Emigration Records, Lists and Indexes
A list of 19th Century emigrants from Nordrhein-Westfalen
Although there is an English tab on this page, unfortunately, it only translates the main webpage. Google Translate is your friend!
But to get the list, go to the bottom of this page and click on the blue link "zum Findbuch." It will open a great Excel file.