Bavaria Team

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Welcome to the Bavaria Team Page

Team Members

Team Leader: Michael Thomas

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Topics and Teams Related to Bavaria

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Bavaria free-space page Susan Tye
Agilolfing Nobility in Early Bavaria Jack Day
Thansüß place study Joe Kohl
Munich (Muechen), Germany Munich
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Bavaria Facts

Free State of Bavaria location within Germany
Name: Bavaria
German: Bayern
Place Type: Modern Federal State
Coordinates: 48.7775, 11.431111
Located in: Germany
When: 1949-present
Previous locations:
Bavaria Map



Family Research Aids

Historical Information & Background

Wikitree Links

Overview of Bavaria

Officially the Free State of Bavaria is the largest by area and second largest by population. It is landlocked and located in the southeastern corner of the country. Bavaria's main cities are Munich its capital and largest city, Nuremberg and Augsburg. It has a long history beginning in 555. It has been a Dutchy, a part of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom, and after World War II part of the new German Federation It includes parts of the historic regions of Franconia and Swabia. The majority of its population are Roman Catholic. It is considered a wealthy state with the second highest GDP. Bavaria shares international borders with Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. It also borders the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Thuringia, and Saxony. The Bavarian Alps create a natural border with Austria. The Bavarian Forest and the Bohemian Forest create another natural border with the Czech Republic.

Maps Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 11°25′52″E ISO 3166 Code DE-BY

Current Resources

a. Library/Libraries

b. Vital Records

c. Religious Facilities

'd. Local Genealogy Groups

e. Local Cemeteries

f. Colleges and Universities

They often have local records and have professors who are versed in local lore so can be a wonderful resource and many are multilingual.

g. Local Phone Books

h. Online help



Germany has a number of different cultures. Cuisine in Bavaria has many dishes in common with Austria and Switzerland. It is known for its beer gardens, pretzels, potato dishes and beet dishes. Meats and noodles, coffee cakes and fruit cakes. Oktoberfest, beer gardens, castles, wood working, and alpine sports are all part of the Bavarian culture.

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Hi Greta, Improving profiles, letting us know about good resources are all helpful to WikiTree.
posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Another handy resource that might fit here (and other areas of wikitree, too) is: . Once you register for an account, you get access to databases containing records in Vienna, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Passau, Nuernberg, Bayreuth,etc. I found a record for my great-grandfather in the Passau database, but a few details seem to differ slightly from the birth certificate I have for him.
posted by Harold Wright
Thanks Glenn I added the URL to the Vital Statistics Section.
posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
I have ancient DNA and a 23andMe DNA test that says one of the regions that I'm from is Bavaria, Germany. I'm interested in this project but not sure how I can help the project.
posted by Greta Moody