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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 four 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.


AGFHS Meetings at King's Cross - CANCELLED

In light of the current developing Covid-19 pandemic, the AGFHS Committee has taken the decision to cancel the April, June and August meetings at King's Cross Methodist Church. It is hoped that the speakers can be re-booked for a later date. We will be making every effort to inform all members by phone or email of the cancellations, but if you are in contact with regular meeting attendees, we would be grateful if you can ensure they are aware of this decision. Please check the website later in the summer to see if the October meeting is going ahead.

4th Great German Pork Butcher Descendants’ Reunion 2020

Karl-Heinz Wüstner is organising the fourth of his very popular Pork Butcher Descendants’ Reunions in August 2020, this time based in Schwäbisch Hall.


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?


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?