Friday, December 26, 2003


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The Rheinland-Pfalz:

Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) Genealogy Links:

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany WorldGenWeb Project:

Hessen GenWeb:

Cemeteries of Rheinland Pfalz, Germany:

Pfäzisch-Rheinische Familienkunde:

Electorate Prince-archbishopric of Trier:

Westdeutsche Gesellschaft für Familienkunde:

State, municipal and church archives at Speyer, including central archives of the Evangelical and Catholic churches of the Palatinate:

Protestant Archives in Pfalz (Evangelischen Kirche der Pfalz): Email:

Archive in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Rheinland-Pfalz:

Trier-Roots Mail list:

Trier Tourism:

List of Trier Auswanderer (emigrants):

Joe Miller's Westphalia Genealogy Website (English & German):

Thomas A. Pick's Eifel Germany Birth and Marriage Data:

Pirmasens Genealogical Study Group:
  Which towns and villages belonged to which parishes?


The history of Saarland:

Veröffentlichungen des Heimatkundlichen Vereins Warndt:


Merzig-Wadern area - Vereinigung für die Heimatkunde im Landkreis Saarlouis e.V.:

From Etienne - Hefersweiler (zipcode 67753) is in the region called Palatinate (Pfalz), not far from the town Kaiserslautern. This region belongs to Germany, but was part of the French "Departement du Mont-Tonnerre" from 1801 to 1816.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Pfalz:

What is a Palatine?:

Official sites of the Cities & Towns of the Rheinland-Pfalz:

German Mail Lists:

From Mary Ellen Wilmoth - The Institut für pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde (formerly known as Heimatstelle Pfalz), 67653 Kaiserslautern, GERMANY. Phone: 0631-3647-303. email:; Hours: Mon-Thurs. 9-12 and 2-4; Fri 9-12. Pre-registration recommended. Huge index of emigrants from and immigrants to the Palatinate (about 750,000 names) and large library with genealogical and local history holdings.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pfalzisch-Rheinische Familienkunde (genealogical society of the Palatinate), Rotstr. 17 (Stadtarchiv), Ludwigshafen: Hours: Thu 2-6 or upon appt. (call 0621-523857). Membership includes quarterly, and 20% off society publications. Comprehensive collection of genealogies, family books (Ortssippenbucher), and local histories.

Landesarchiv Speyer, Otto-Mayer-Str. 9, Speyer. Pre-registration recommended. The central library of the Palatinate (Pfalzische Landesbibliothek) is housed in the same building; catalog: Useful local history bibliographies for towns and villages in Rheinland-Pfalz:

Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz:

Village Life in Kreis Saarburg, Germany:

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford

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