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German-American Steuben Parade of New York is one of the largest observances of German heritage throughout all America and the world. With tens of thousands of German-Americans marching up Fifth Avenue every year in September, the Parade is also a showcase of the strong friendship between the two countries. New York City, NY, USA, September 16, 2017. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/ABACAPRESS.COM, © ©picture alliance / abaca

27.05.2022 - Article

Trace and explore your German roots using these research tools and databases on German-American Heritage.

More than 44 million Americans claim German ancestry. They are the largest group of immigrants in the United States. We invite you to trace and explore your German roots using these research tools and databases on German-American Heritage.  

Information and Genealogical Resources on German-American Heritage

The German National Tourist Office provides tools and information about genealogical resources.

https://www.germany.travel/en/campaign/german-heritage/heritage.html

Research your immigrant ancestors with this free genealogical database from the Baltimore Immigration Museum.

https://www.immigrationbaltimore.org

The German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven, Germany, traces the footsteps of the over 2.7 million people who boarded ships in one of the busiest emigration ports in the world.

https://dah-bremerhaven.de/en

The German-American Heritage Museum has a resource page for German-American community news and helpful links.

https://gahmusa.org/community-news-links/

Find places, clubs, heritage sites, museums and German-American businesses through this online directory.

https://germanrootsusa.org/

The German Historical Institute promotes transatlantic cooperation for historical Research, which includes managing a digital project for German migration.

https://www.ghi-dc.org

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