Genealogy and Search Services in Germany and Canada

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Please note that the German Foreign Missions cannot assist with genealogical research. Please consult the English language manual of the German Association of Genealogists (see link on right side).

Personensuche und Ahnenforschung

Genealogy/ Finding a Person in Germany and Europe

This page contains the contact data of German institutions who can assist with genealogic inquiries or the location of missing persons in Germany.

Ahnenforschung

Genealogy/ Finding a Person in Canada

Due to privacy laws the German Foreign Missions cannot disclose any personal information from their files and cannot assist with locating a missing person. The following Canadian institutions may be able to assist with genealogic inquiries or the location of missing persons in Canada.

German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V.)

The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge in German) is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of German war graves. It is a humanitarian organization which is charged by the Federal Republic of taking care of registering the German war dead abroad and to ensuring that it is updated and monitored. The German Public Alliance advises relatives of war grave care, supervises public and private sites, supports international cooperation and assists within the sector of war grave care and fostering the engagement of young people in the last resting-place of the war-dead.