Maps of the German Lands
Where to find maps of the German lands:
Online
Gazetteers
  • Genealogy.net (www.genealogienetz.de/index_en.html)
  • Kartenmeister (www.kartenmeister.com/preview/databaseuwe.asp)
  • Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com)
  • Müllers Grosses Deutsches Ortsbuch (not online)
  • Gemeindelexikon fur Konigreich Preussen (www.ancestry.com)
 
Nationwide gazetteers & atlases
  • Gemeindeverzeichnis Deutschland 1900 (www.gemeindeverzeichnis.de/gem1900/gem1900.htm?gem1900_2.htm)
  • Genealogische Orts-Verzeichnis (GOV) (http://gov.genealogy.net/index.jsp)
  • Deutsches Post (German Postal Offices): (www.deutschepost.de/dpag?xmlFile=828)
German State Gazetteers
  • FamilySearch catalog (www.familysearch.org > Catalog)
  • Family Search Wiki (www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki)
Maps 
  • Ravenstein’s Map of the German Empire (http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/)
  • Federation of East European Family History Societies (http://feefhs.org/maplibrary.html)
Books 
  • Edwards, Lois Hemmeter for the Germanic Genealogy Society, Beginner’s Guide to Germanic Genealogy, “Finding Maps of German Lands,” Germanic Genealogy Society, St. Paul, MN, 2005
  • Riemer, Shirley J., Roger P. Minert and Jennifer A. Anderson, The German Research Companion, Third Edition, Lorelei Press, Sacramento, CA, 2010
  • Thode, Ernest, Atlas for Germanic Genealogy, Second, Revised Edition, Heritage House, Indianapolis, IN, 1983
  • Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick, German Maps & Facts for Genealogy, 2nd Edition, Origins, Janesville, WI, 2002