Historically, Germans represent one of the largest immigrant groups in America. Germans and their descendents have played major rolls in the political and industrial history of this country. As America is considered the great melting pot, and with so many immigrant Germans in the earliest years, there is a really good chance for finding at least one German ancestor in many a family tree. German family history research is definitely represents a significant part of the genealogical community’s focus. For those who have identified a German ancestor in their past, then German-Americana: A Bibliography may just be the guide needed to further tracing that German lineage.

German-Americana is a selective bibliography with over 5,300 primary and secondary sources. Sources are listed by categories and, include various media types, such as the following:

  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Government Publications
  • Newspapers
  • Periodical Articles
  • Dissertations
  • Records
  • Photo Albums

Sources are listed alphabetically, by author’s name, within each of the ten categories. Each category is a separate chapter. Titles are underlined for easy identification and an extra space is placed between each source for easier reading. The book finishes with both a Journal’s Index and an Author’s Index.

German-Americana was written by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Tolzmann dedicated his professional career to the pursuit and promotion of German American studies. He recently retired as Curator of the German-Americana Collection and Director of the German-American Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati. While serving as President of the Society for German-American Studies he led the 1987 national campaign to establish October 6th as national German-American Day, earning him the title of “Father of German-American Day.” Some of his other books include:

The First Wave: German Immigration to American

The German-American Forty-Eighters1848-1998

 

“Since its original publication in 1975, this book has become a standard reference to material published on German-American history.” Get your own copy of this key history, order German-Americana: A Bibliography from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: HBT0120, Price: $ 29.89.

 

Table of Contents

I. German-American History

  • Archives, Libraries and Research Centers
  • Collection Guides
  • German-American National Organizations
  • Historical Societies
  • Bibliographical Guides
  • General Histories
  • State Histories
    • Alabama
    • Arizona and the Southwest
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • The Carolinas
    • Colorado
    • The Dakotas
    • Delaware
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia and West Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
  • Journals of German-American History
  • Emigration and Immigrations
  • Ethnicity and Acculturation
  • German-Americans in American Politics and Wars
  • Political Activities

II. German-American Language and Literature

  • The German Language in America
  • Bio-Bibliographies of German-American Literature
  • Literary Societies
  • Literary Journals: A Chronological List
  • Histories of German-American Literature
  • Anthologies of German-American Literature
  • German-American Authors
  • German-American Literature: 1700-1974

III. The German-American Press and Book Trade

  • German-American Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Newspaper histories
  • German-American Journalists
  • German-American Printing and Publishing Histories
  • Bibliographical Guides to German-American Imprints
  • German-American Printers
  • German-American Book Stores and Sellers
  • German-American Book Stores and Distributors
  • German-American Reading Interests and Habits

IV. Religious Life

  • Bibliographical Guides and Introductory Material
  • The Hutterites
  • The Amish
  • The Mennonites
  • German-American Sects
  • The Lutherans
  • The Jews
  • The Catholics
  • Other Groups
  • Freethinkers and the Freie Gemeiden

V. Education

  • A List of German-American Schools
  • Teachers
  • Schools, Colleges and Seminaries in German-American

VI. Cultural Life

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • German-American Theatres
  • Intellectual History
  • Customs
  • Folklore
  • VII. Business and Industry
  • Histories and Individual Studies
  • The Labor Movement

VIII. German-American Radicalism

  • The Forty-Eighters
  • Communists, Socialists and Anarchists
  • Utopianists
  • Radical Literature from German-American
  • IX Biography
  • Collections
  • Individual Studies

X. Genealogical Works

Library Locations

Journals Indexed

Index