Internet Resources

Documents and Resources Online

Concordia University Wisconsin - Rincker Memorial Library Digital Collections
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Convention Essays in PDF documents.
Project Wittenberg
This site contains electronic text of the works of Martin Luther and other Lutheran resources, including LCMS documents.
The Writings of Edward H. Schroeder
This site contains copies of the writings of Edward H. Schroeder.
The Writings of Robert W. Bertram
This site contains copies of the writings of Robert W. Bertram.

Lutheran History Online

A web site devoted to the history of Germans in and around Buffalo, New York, including translations of documents related to J. A. A. Grabau and the Buffalo Synod.
George Wenner, The Lutherans of New York: Their Story and Their Problems
A Project Gutenberg Ebook

Genealogy Sites

Acadian Genealogy Homepage
An Acadian-Cajun resource site, providing visitors information of available "specific family" genealogy CD-ROMs, a graphic image of your own Family Crest and tons of Acadian-Cajun historical text information.
offers a variety of information, including the opportunity to search for your family name and to add your family tree to its database.
Eden Theological Seminary Archives
One of the archives of the United Church of Christ, particularly of the Evangelical Synod of North America and its churches in the Midwest, especially in the Saint Louis area - see its Research Guides web page.
Family Tree Maker Online
an excellent kick-off point, the site offers surname searches and more.
Family Tree Searcher: Find Family Trees Easily
Enter your ancestor information just once to search for family trees at multiple online genealogy databases.
Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches
Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customized advice on the most effective next steps in your genealogy search.
Genealogy Home Page
an enormous clearinghouse of links to genealogical sites, software, mailing lists, and more.
Genealogy Online
a collection of chat rooms, databases, and other genealogical resources.
GenWiki is designed to become the main source for genealogy in the German-speaking areas of the world. The pages will be maintained by the Society for Computergenealogy e. V..
Guide to Lutheran Church Records (St. Louis County Library)
Lutheran Church History and Records Online
Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Saint Louis, Missouri)
          Baptisms (1850-1865)
          Baptisms (1866-1869)
          Confirmands (1851-1866)
          Confirmands (1870-1897)
          Marriages (1850-1874)
          Deaths (1851-1885)
          Old Bethlehem Cemetery Burials
Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Sylvan Grove, Kans.) History
St. John Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Kans.) History
Western Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Saint Louis, Missouri — Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marcus and Lexington Avenues)
"Lutheran Roots" Genealogy Exchange
two sections: the Family Registry, where you can post and look up Lutheran surnames; and the Message Board, where you can post questions about genealogy to other researchers.
Lutheriden Homepage
a site for information on descendants of Martin Luther (in German)
National Genealogical Society
the home site of the Arlington, Virginia-based NGS.
Saint Louis Genealogical Society
Founded in 1967, the SLGS is the largest local genealogical society in the U.S. Its volunteers provide education and research opportunities and collect, preserve and publish genealogical and historical records. The society holds free monthly programs at the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., and sponsors a fair, the largest one-day genealogical event in the Midwest, every spring.
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Wisconsin Genealogy Index
an online database that leads to more than 100,000 obituaries, personal sketches and other short biographies of Wisconsin people; fees apply for copies; for other genealogical resources on the Wisconsin Historical Society web site, click here
Wyneken Genealogy Page
page created and maintained by Matthew Wyneken, Freiburg, Germany

German Immigration

The Early Germans of New Jersey: their history, churches and genealogies, by Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers (online book)
The German Exodus to England in 1709, by Frank Ried Diffenderffer (online book)
The German Emigration to America, 1709–1740, by Henry Eyster Jacobs (online book)
The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania: a critical and legendary history of the Ephrata Cloister and the Dunkers, by Julius Friedrich Sachse (online book)
Immigrating to the United States in the Modern Era- Includes articles on the history of immigration
The Palatine or German Immigration to New York or Pennsylvania, by Sanford H. Cobb (online book)

Lutheran Sites

Book of Concord (The Lutheran Confessions)
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
     ELS Historical Society
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (German)
Folkekirken, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark (Danish)
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (Detroit, Michigan)
Luther Academy
Luther Academy is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of genuine confessional Lutheran theology and research. It sponsors publications and conferences which serve to promote genuine unity, on the basis of the Lutheran Confessions, of Lutherans in the United States and throughout the world.
Lutheran Historical Society
The Lutheran Historical Society, located at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, awards the Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History annually to one or more outstanding essays by students enrolled in a master's degree program at a seminary, divinity school or department of religious studies. Qualifying essays must combine original research with interpretive analysis of any aspect of American Lutheran history or provide an interpretive critique of other published literature in the field. For details visit the Lutheran Historical Society website at The amount of the prize is $1,000.00.
Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (German)
Wendisches Museum, Cottbus, Germany
Web site of the Wendish Museum in Cottbus, Germany. Text is in German or Sorbian.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Reformation Sites

Department of Germanic Studies at Boston College
an electronically accessible Index Verborum, drawn from a critical decade (1516-1525) of Dr. Martin Luther's writings.
The Hall of Church History: The Reformers
text and links from "Theology from a Bunch of Dead Guys".
The Renaissance at Costume Super Center
although part of a commercial site that sells costumes, this page provides a wealth of links to topics related to the Renaissance and Reformation, including important people, art and music, the Reformation, places, architecture and culture.
Sachsen-Anhalt (German) (also in English)
the official site of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, birth place of the Reformation.
Treasures from the Saxon State Library: The Reformation in Germany
the Library of Congress' exhibit on the birthplace of the Reformation.

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