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Welcome (Willkommen)

The Anglo-German Family History Society welcomes all those who are interested in researching the genealogy or family history of people from the German-speaking parts of Europe who have emigrated over the centuries and settled in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (North and South), and the neighbouring islands.

We are a self-help group with considerable expertise and resources, and new members are always welcome. Please take the time to look around the site. If you experience any problems, please see our help section.

New Society Publications

The Society has recently published two new books.


Other New Publications

Two other publications that may interest members, one concerning the Lofthouse Park Camp in WW1; and the other concerning internees in WW2.


Talks at St. George's German Lutheran Church

Learn about the upcoming talks at St. George's, Alie Street.


AGFHS Stand at Future Family History Fairs

Peter and Jenny Towey are organising for our stand to be at just one more Family History Fair this year and are then hanging up their hats.


Issues with Website

We have recently had a fault with this website. It is now operating normally but unfortunately some recent updates have been lost. If you have requested new Names of Interest to be added in the last three months, please can you resubmit them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Would you like help researching your family in Germany?

Woerteragentur provides research assistance for AGFHS members seeking information about their family in the following areas: Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.


Casualty Lists of World War I Austria-Hungary 1914-1919

Can you help indexing the casualty lists of Austria-Hungary who participated in WW1?


Did you have an ancestor interned on the Isle of Man in WW1?

We are a registered charity which is developing a Visitors Centre at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.


WW1 Internment on the Isle of Man

Was someone from your family interned on the Isle of Man during the First World War? To find out, visit the Manx National Heritage Library and Archives.


German Watch and Clockmakers

Do you have one of these in your ancestry? Do you have photos, pictures, watchpapers, advertising material? Would you like your story to appear in my new book?