German Heritage

Local records in Germany

For those who choose to pursue their roots on their own, an invaluable resource are the records that cities, towns, and churches in Germany keep. Many cities have, in addition to birth, death, and marriage certificates, lists of emigrants and passengers on ships. Churches keep detailed records of baptisms.An especially useful resource can be found at BallinStadt, Hamburg’s Emigration Museum with links to additional sourcesgenealogical research portals and reference materials. Click below for more information on Hamburg’s new emigration museum and/or take a virtual tour and gather further information from Bremerhaven’s German Emigration Center.


In the Footsteps of your Ancestors

 The opportunities for heritage travel are spread throughout Germany. Click here to read about exciting attractions in HamburgBremen and BremerhavenBaden-Wuerttemberg and Thuringia, and offerings from Air BerlinChoice Hotels and Mercurio Bike Travel. Our partners welcome you to Germany to discover your roots and German originality.