- Research Sites
- Documents and Resources Online
- Lutheran History Online
- Genealogy Sites
- German Immigration
- Lutheran Sites
- Reformation Sites
- Discussion Groups
- AltaVista/SYSTRAN Internet Translation
- instantly translates any text or web page (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish).
- German-English On-Line Dictionary
- a searchable translator with over 130,000 entries.
- Repositories of Primary Sources (U. of Idaho)
- lists over 2,000 websites concerning archival, rare, and historical materials. The list is arranged by geographic region, then by the title of the institution.
- Scholar's Guide to the World Wide Web
- an extensive list of links to useful websites for researchers & historians.
Documents and Resources Online
- Arthur Carl Piepkorn Center for Evangelical Catholicity
- This site includes biographical material and copies of the writings of Arthur Carl Piepkorn. The center "is a religious non-profit organization established to make the personal and professional written works of Arthur Carl Piepkorn (1907-1973+), Pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, Professor of Lutheran Symbolics, and Confessor of the Faith available on the Internet and on digital media at little or no cost to users." The center's address is:
- The Arthur Carl Piepkorn Center for Evangelical Catholicity
76 Willowbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06268-2205
Director, Philip J. Secker, Th.D.
- 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
- 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.
- Everton's Genealogical Helper
- a subscription-based site with online resources.
- 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.
- An online genealogical and historical resource offering rare books in a digital format that makes them much more affordable. The books include in-depth histories, biographies, photographs and maps that will add more than just names and dates to a family history.
- 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)
Old Bethlehem Cemetery Burials
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Sylvan Grove, Kans.) History
- Drammen Lutheran Church (Eau Claire Co., Wis.) Birth Records
Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Wartburg, Monroe County, Illinois) Data extracted from records; includes all deaths, births before 1 Jan 1931 and marriages before 1950
- Immanuel Lutheran Church (Saint Louis, Missouri) Baptisms (1848-1909)
St. John Lutheran Church (Monticello, Iowa) Church Records
- St. John Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Kans.) History
- St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Penn Township, York County, Pennsylvania), 1743-1799
- St. Paul Lutheran Church (Columbia, Illinois), Family Register
- St. Paul Lutheran Church (Preble) (Decatur, Indiana)
- Cemetery Records
Trinity Lutheran Church (Horse Prairie [Prairie, Red Bud], Illinois) — Local heritage book database with surname list, places of birth of foreigners, places of death of German emigrants
- Trinity Lutheran Church (Millstadt, Illinois), Confirmation Records, 1850-1921
- Trinity Union Lutheran and Reformed Church (Bucks County, Pa.), 1751-1800
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
- National Genealogical Society
- the home site of the Arlington, Virginia-based NGS.
- Online Genealogical Database Index
- links to "all known genealogical databases".
- Resource Page for the Windheim Kirchspiel
- a resource site for the German Evangelical parish of Windheim in Nordrhein-Westfalen, from which many immigrants to Fort Wayne, Indiana, came in the period 1835-1900; includes transcriptions of parish records from microfilm provided to the LDS church by the German State Archives at Bielefeld covering the years 1669-1800; primary focus is sociology of Windheim villages with genealogical benefits from supporting materials
- 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. The society's web site includes pages listing Lutheran churches and Lutheran clergy in the Saint Louis area.
- Saint Louis Probate Records, 1804-1865
- Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
- University of South Florida Tampa Campus Library
- a few online collections with a large collection of links to other genealogical resources.
- Wisconsin Name 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
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)
The Palatine or German Immigration to New York or Pennsylvania, by Sanford H. Cobb (online book)
- 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)(also in English)
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 www.abs.net/~lhs/prize.html. The amount of the prize is $1,000.00.
- Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (German) (also in English)
Wendisches Museum, Cottbus, Germany
- Web site of the Wendish Museum in Cottbus, Germany. Text is in German or Sorbian.
- Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
- 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.
- Germany HQ
- Everything Germany, from A Map Of Germany to Wurzburg Germany.
- The Hall of Church History: The Reformers
- text and links from "Theology from a Bunch of Dead Guys".
- Life in Renaissance Times
- Contains links relating to People, Art and Music, Architecture, Culture, Inventions and Science and general Renaissance Resources.
- 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.
- Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection
- at Pitts Theological Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, is a repository of rare and valuable documents produced in connection with the Protestant Reformation. The collection contains over 3,300 pieces written by Martin Luther, his colleagues and opponents and printed during their lifetimes.
- 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.
- CHI News List
- The CHI News list is a moderated discussion list sponsored by Concordia Historical Institute as a means of distributing information about the work of the Institute and as a discussion forum for its members. Questions and comments about the work of the Institute and about the history of Lutheranism in America are welcome. Click here to subscribe. List members may use this means to ask questions or discuss topics on American Lutheran history. The list is moderated, but contributions by members are welcome.
- Wittenberg List
- an e-mail discussion group dealing with the history of the Lutheran Church. Click here to join this list.
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