Miscellaneous A to Z


Immigration/Deutsche Emigratenhaus

Immigration 'Journey from Germany to Pennsylvania'-Donated by Randy & Noreen Herbert

Names (German Names-Anglicized) (Do you think your name may have been changed? Do you want to know the meaning of your German name?)

Newspapers (German papers 1785 to Present)

Why did the Family Name change? German Name Changes

Oath of Allegiance


(German) Orphan Home (Contains a good deal of information about the German orphanage and a photo, as well as transcriptions of 'inmates' or orphans living there in the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Federal Census. Information about other orphanages also included.)

Augsburg Lutheran Village

St. Andrew's Catholic Orphanage

Baltimore Orphanage

(Hebrew) Orphan Asylum

John Frederick Wiessner Orphan Asylum

St. Vincent's Male Orphanage/St. Vincent's Infant Asylum

Redemptioner (Did your family come over as redemptioners?)

Schützen Parks

Singing Societies

Street Name Changes

Street Names-German Influence (Prior to the onset of WWI, Maryland and specifically Baltimore had a heavy German population and influence, which you can see by the street names).

WWII German/American Internments

Western Maryland Germans (An illustrated drive through a few of the German portions of Western Maryland-including Schifferstadt, Hager House and more). Presented on October 11, 2016 at the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland's annual dinner. This is a large file and takes several minutes to download.

The Alphabetical dividers on this page are those of 'Old German Script'. Below are the lower case counterparts