Source Information

Ancestry.com. Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1815-1974 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. Details are available on each record page.

About Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1815-1974

This database is a collection of city address books for select cities in Germany and surrounding areas for the years 1815-1974.

Generally, a city address book will contain an alphabetical list of citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information.

The index for this collection was created using text recognition (OCR) software. Records were not transcribed. Because this collection uses OCR technology, we encourage you to correct any errors you find in the data by going to the image and editing the name in the correction panel at the bottom of the page.

This database is also searchable as part of a larger collection.

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