Europe – Links

General links for European genealogy and family history research

(see also lists for Eastern Europe and for individual countries)

Note that commercial/$ websites mentioned here usually offer some free information or services.

The European Library, searchable digital collections and catalogues of 48 national libraries in Europe, and links to other libraries and collections: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org

Europeana, digitized content includes text, images, video and sound: http://www.europeana.eu/portal

CenEuroGenWeb, includes Belgium, Denmark, Greenland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Liechenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ceneurgw

MediterraneanGenWeb, includes Andorra, Azores, Cyprus, France, Gibraltar,
Greece, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Holy See
(Vatican City): https://sites.google.com/site/mediterraneangenweb

Gazetteers, burial registry, many other databases, JewishGen: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/

Articles and links for research in these countries, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland.  ProGenealogists: http://www.progenealogists.com/specialtysites.htm

Historical maps of Europe, Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_europe.html

Historical Maps of Europe, ReiseNett AS (TravelWeb AS, Oslo): http://www.reisenett.no/map_collection/historical/history_europe.html

The Map as History, includes Europe 1815-1914, 1918-1942, 1945 on. Animated maps of the world, some free, most by subscription: http://www.the-map-as-history.com/

Euratlas, historical maps of Europe, some free, by Christos Nussli: http://www.euratlas.com

Curated links to maps, ebooks, etc. Subscription, Genealogical Research Library: http://www.GRLresearch.com

Toporopa, a fun free site with quizzes about European geography and more, by Sonja Snoek: http://www.toporopa.eu

Displaced Persons’ (DP) Camps (mostly Europe): http://www.dpcamps.org

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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