Starke Genealogy Index
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Starke Genealogy Index
German Nobility

Designed, edited and maintained by
Charles Wardell

You will not find any birth/marriage/death dates on this site.

You will only find an indication whether a given surname is listed in any of the books of the Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels series. Even if the surname is listed, it might not be the same family you are researching.

You may purchase the books from the publisher -- or borrow them from a good genealogical library. Remember to specify the exact title, reference no. and publication date.

See a sample page of one of these books.

Table of Contents

Guide and Help
Cross Reference Index
Publication Index
Ordering Infomation

The purpose of this site is to allow you to determine if a certain surname is listed in one or more volumes of the Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels. It is recommended that you start by searching. When defining your search criteria, please keep in mind that the names have (wherever possible) been indexed in their official spelling, i.e. Görtz rather than Gortz or Goertz. If you do not know how to enter certain special characters using your keyboard, you can use soundex or wildcard searches.

The site is still being developed and improved. At this time you can determine whether or not a surname is referenced and, if so, in which volume(s). However, at present you cannot obtain a list of surnames for all volumes.

20 July 1998 Detailed name indices are now being added to the system, e.g. the name index for Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Freiherrliche Häuser, Volume XVII, Publication Ref. 807

I hope that this index will be a contribution to all persons involved in historical and genealogical research concerning German speaking countries.


My thanks to the many people that helped, guided and advised me during the past weeks and months, especially:

Dipl. Kfm. R. Salem, C. A. Starke Verlag, for authorizing the project.
Carol Hepburn, GenConnect, for her advice.
Marc Nozell, Rootsweb, for his guidance.
Patty Lindsay, Surname Helper, for her help, time and patience.

For other information concerning nobility, see:

The data is made available by kind persmission of the C. A. Starke publishing company. Please send any queries and/or problem reports to Charles Wardell who has edited and formatted the data on behalf of the AustriaGenWeb project. Copying or reproduction of the file without prior consent of the publishing company is prohibited. Click on the logo below for further information (in German) about the C. A. Starke Verlag.

Starke Verlag

The C. A. Starke Verlag is publisher of many genealogical works, including the genealogical handbook of German nobility "Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels" which is an essential companion to anyone researching German speaking countries.

The Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels

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