German Maps & Facts For Genealogy
German Maps & Facts For Genealogy
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German Maps & Facts for Genealogy;, by Wendy Uncapher & Linda Herrick, 72 pp; Soft Bound; 8.5x11; 2001, 2012 printing; Item #O-BK163.

This book points out the uniqueness of Germany in over 100 maps including detailed historic maps of kingdoms, duchies, and principalities, to hand-rendered maps showing the religion of the states, location of major rivers, and what was included in Prussia. The following maps are included:

  • German Settlement Growth – showing the evolution of German settlement from abt. 700 AD through the early 1800s.
  • Germany 1892 (detailed map from the Chicago Chronicles Unrivaled Atlas of the World, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago 1901. The map includes an index to the major cities in 1901, as well as an index to the Kingdoms, Duchies, and Principalities – making the map extremely useful.
  • Holy Roman Empire - 800-1806.
  • Confederation of the Rhone 1806-1814.
  • German Confederation 1815-1866.
  • North German Confederation 1866-1870.
  • German Empire (Deutsches Reich) 1871-1918.
  • Weimar Republic 1918-1933.
  • Third Reich 1833-1945.
  • Allied Occupation 1945-1949.
  • German Democratic Republic (East Germany) 1949-1990.
  • Federal Republic of German (West Germany) 1949-1990.
  • Federal Republic of Germany 1990-Present.
  • Germany’s European Neighbors- Post WWII-1989.
  • German Colonies – with explanation text and dates.
  • German Emigration to the U.S.
  • Areas Affected by Wars – includes: Bohemian War 1618-20; Palatinate War 1621-23; Lower Saxon-Danish War 1625-29; Polish-Swedish War 1625-29; Swedish War 1630-34; Franco-Swedish War 1635-48; Treaty of Westphalia – 1648 Peace settlement for Thirty Years Was; Northern War 1655-60; Wars of Louis XIV 1667-97; Great Northern War 1700-21; War of Spanish Succession 1701-1714; Wars of Austrian Succession 1740-48; and the Seven Years’ War 1765-63 (The Third Silesian War). These are separate maps showing the regions affected by the war (as well as those unaffected).
  • German Migration 1940-1951.
  • Historic Regions of the German Empire.
  • German Dialects.
  • German-Speaking Areas in Europe.
  • German-Speaking Area in Russia.
  • Religion – showing the regions where those of the Roman Catholic & Evangelical principally lived.
  • Civil Registration – showing when Civil Registration started for the regions of Germany.
  • Population Density about 1870.
  • Forest & Mountains – showing the mountain ranges and forest for Germany.
  • Elevation map for Germany.
  • Major German Rivers.
  • Industrial Products – showing major products of industry for Germany.
  • Farm Products - showing major farm products for Germany.
  • Farm Layout – map showing how farms were typically laid out around the villages in Germany – the example used is Maden, Hesse-Kassel.
  • Railway Growth – 3 maps 1850, 1866 and 1880 with a chart of early important railway links.
  • Ports and Shipping Routes – Trade Routes from Major Emigration Ports.
  • Travel Distance – showing the German Empire and relative distances.
  • Prussia – maps for: Brandenburg Land by 1640; by 1744; by 1793; 1806-1815; 1815-1865; 1866-1918.
  • Alsace-Lorraine.
  • Baden.
  • Bavaria.
  • Brandenburg.
  • Brunswick & Anhalt & Waldeck.
  • East Prussia.
  • Hanover.
  • Hesse.
  • Lippe & Schaumburg-Lippe.
  • Mecklenburg.
  • Oldenburg.
  • Palatinate.
  • Pomerania.
  • Posen.
  • Rhineland.
  • Kingdom of Saxony.
  • Province of Saxony.
  • Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Silesia.
  • Thuringia.
  • Westphalia.
  • West Prussia.
  • Wuerttemberg (Württemberg).
  • Relationship Map of Central Germany 1871 – showing how the German States lay out in relationship to each other.
  • Detailed Map of Thuringia.

Also found in this book are population charts; timelines showing why people left, where they left from, and where they were heading; migration figures; terms; lists of rivers, forests, and mountains. Following is a listing of some of the charts, text and timelines:

  • Events That Affected Migration.
  • Most Common Reasons to Leave for all Time Periods.
  • Annual Migration Statistics.
  • German Emigration to the U.S.
  • Germanic Migration in Europe.
  • German Migration 1940-1951.
  • German Dialects.
  • Religion – showing numbers of those of the Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Other, and non-Christian Religions in 1871 (by German State).
  • 1875 Male & Female Population for the German States.
  • Population for German States in Selected Years.
  • Population for the German States in 1855 & 1871.
  • German Rivers by name of river and German state/states in which it flows.
  • Major Ports Used by German Emigrants – with details and timeline.
  • Place Names in Other Languages (German – English – French – Polish – Other).
  • Terms found in Records.
  • Postal Codes.
  • Bibliography.
  • Index.