Surnames/tags: Baltic-Germans Deutschbalten Germany
This page is part of the Germany Project
This is the team page for the Baltic-German Team, a group of Wikitreers devoted to developing Baltic-German profiles across the centuries.
Who are the Baltic-Germans?
The Baltic-Germans (Deutsch-Balten) are a German-speaking minority from the historic regions of Estland, Livland, and Kurland (collectively known in German as the Ostseeprovinzen), now part of modern-day Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. German-speakers were settled in the region from the twelfth century and amounted to almost 200,000 individuals at the population's peak in the late nineteenth century, but were overwhelmingly displaced during the upheavals of the twentieth century and now consist of a world-wide diaspora as well as a few thousand still residing in their historic homeland.
What is the Baltic-German Team's mission?
The mission of the team is very simple: to add and improve Baltic-German profiles on Wikitree and to do so collaboratively, pooling our knowledge and resources to create the best genealogical and biographical resource possible.
What are the team's current aims?
At present, the aims of the team are as follows:
- Gather together interested researchers.
- Continue developing profiles within the Baltic-German Nobility and Baltic-German Notables categories.
- Expand and categorise coverage of non-noble Baltic Germans.
- Develop tools and resources for researchers.
How can I help?
Contact the Team Leader (Kelsey Jackson Williams), join the project's trusted list, and chat with others to see what you can do to best help!
- Kelsey Jackson Williams - Team Leader
- Lloyd de Vere Hunt
- Susan Laskowski
- Dusty Boren
- Greville Seddon
- Will Palmer
- Baltic-German Team Live and Seeking Volunteers Jul 10, 2019.