This guide helps beginning and advanced genealogists search for their German-speaking ancestors throughout the world. Its emphasis is on the records of the countries of origin, although it covers the records of immigrant countries briefly. Many of the records generated in Europe have, however, been microfilmed by the Family History Library and are available in the US and other immigrant countries. Addresses of other important repositories in the US and Canada are listed. The 2nd ed. of this guide is approximately 1/3 larger than the 1st ed. Major additions and updates in the 2nd ed. include: 1.Completely revised and greatly expanded information about Jewish history and genealogy, now in two chapters, the nucleus of which was Dr. George Arnstein's chapter in our 1st ed. 2.Completely revised chapter on Christian denominations to which German-Americans historically belonged, including changes such as mergers, and now including all denominations we have been able to identify as having had German-speaking congregations in the US and Canada. 3.Major expansion of genealogical records and resources for tracing German-speaking ancestors in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, Finland and Bosnia, and lesser but significant additions for Canada, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Czech Republic, Italy and the UK. 4.A new chapter on computers and genealogy. 5.Substantial expansion of material on the migration of German-speakers to various countries. 6.Updated information about the resources of the Family History Library. Records which are of the most direct genealogical value have been microfilmed and are available worldwide through the many Family History Centers. 7. A large number of updated and additional bibliographic entries. 8. A list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations. 9.Many new addresses. 10.A number of new or revised maps. 11.Added information about special resources for Minnesotans.