Europe – Links

Europe – Links

Europe -1815 map

Europe, 1815 map. From The Public Schools Historical Atlas edited by C. Colbeck, published by Longmans, Green, and Co. 1905. Courtesy the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas. Click for larger view.

General links for European genealogy and family history research

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

Tip – Check our list of Genealogy Aids and Tools for translation and pronunciation tools.

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:

Europeana, digitized content includes text, images, video and sound:

CenEuroGenWeb, includes Belgium, Denmark, Greenland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Liechenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland:

MediterraneanGenWeb, includes Andorra, Azores, Cyprus, France, Gibraltar,
Greece, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Holy See
(Vatican City):

Gazetteers, burial registry, many other databases, JewishGen:

Articles and links for research in these countries, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland. Internet Archive pages,   ProGenealogists:

European Emigration – covers England, France, Germany. Italy. Norway. Sweden:

Historical maps of Europe, Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin:

Historical Maps of Europe, ReiseNett AS (TravelWeb AS, Oslo):

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

Euratlas, historical maps of Europe, some free, by Christos Nussli:

Curated links to maps, ebooks, etc. Subscription, Global Research Library, Inc., formerly Genealogical Research Library. Search engine:

Toporopa, a fun free site with quizzes about European geography and more, by Sonja Snoek:


Displaced Persons’ (DP) Camps (mostly Europe):

Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945, Volumes I and II, downloadable, free. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: