Family Research

Displacement, Expulsion, Genealogy…
Where does my family come from? Where can I find documents from the time before the displacement and expulsion that will assist me in my research? We are happy to advise you on suitable search methods so that you can undertake your own research. Our central genealogical databases are available to you free of charge in our reading room and at media stations in the corridor in front of the reading room. They are also accessible at weekends. Our focus is on research on the former Prussian eastern provinces and the German settlement areas in Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.

Research options in the Documentation Centre

Handout for family research [PDF]