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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.

Free Advice with Research for Members

Peter Towey, Vice-President, has offered to provide members with free family history advice by email, during the lockdown. If you would like advice from him, please email him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please include your membership number). He will try to answer all enquiries within a day or so, but it will depend on the number of enquiries!

FEEFHS 2021 Virtual Conference

FEEFHS is joining with many societies in going virtual for their 2021 FEEFHS Conference, to be held August 11-13, 2021.


Talks at St. George's German Church, Alie Street

St George's monthly talks are now on-line which means you don't have to leave home on a wet night and sit in a hard eighteenth century box-pew to attend!


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.


AGFHS Meetings Postponement Notification

With the ongoing and devastating effects of the pandemic, the Society is currently unable to hold the scheduled meetings at King's Cross Methodist Church. However we are intending to begin holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Please look out for further details in the Spring edition of the 'Blatt. 

We will continue to review the situation with respect to in-person meetings, dependant on the government Covid guidelines and the King's Cross Methodist Church's policies.

4th Great German Pork Butcher Descendants’ Reunion 2020 - POSTPONED

Due to the coronavirus pandemic Karl-Heinz Wüstner's 4th Pork Butcher Descendants’ Reunion in Schwäbisch Hall has been postponed until 10-14 August 2021.

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?


Temporary Free Access to Isle of Man Newspaper Archive

Manx National Heritage (MNH) has suspended the subscription charge to access its online newspaper archive during the coronavirus pandemic.

Link to BBC News article

Archion - Reduced Subscription Rates for Limited Period

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of their goal to make the church records of the Evangelical Church in Germany and its regional churches available in digital form, Archion is offering a special subscription rate.


The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)

Just to remind you all that our Society is a partner in this organisation (Website link). The IGGP publishes a bimonthly e-newsletter, containing information about the partnership, new developments and upcoming events (Link).


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

The Centre for WW1 Internment at Knockaloe opened its doors to the public this year.


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?