Monday, June 23, 2008

Ancestry posts nearly 100 new German Databases

Oddity of Recent Databases Widget Visitors to my website Wednesday afternoon may have been the first to see that Ancestry has posted 90+ new German databases.

They also got to see an "oddity" of my Recent Databases widget. When a database is not in English, instead of presenting the title as the link to the database, the widget shows something like "(in German)". The illustration to the right shows one English database and two German databases. My story is that I wanted it to work that way, and I'm sticking to it. But I digress.

I think the databases are city directories. Take a look for yourself.

Thorn, 1908 (in German) 06/18/2008
Pyritz, 1935 (in German) 06/18/2008
Dramburg, 1925/26 (in German) 06/18/2008
Marienwerder Wpr., 1935 (in German) 06/18/2008
Hamburger Adressbuch, 1908, Band 2 (in German) 06/18/2008
Adreß-Kalender der Stadt und Festung Rastatt 1869 (in German) 06/18/2008
Einwohnerbuch Nürnberg 1928 (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adressbuch für 1935, Erster Band (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch 1943, Erster Band: Einwohner (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch 1943, Dritter Band: Strassen u. Häuser (in German) 06/18/2008
Adreßbuch der Stadt Düsseldorf 1933 (in German) 06/18/2008
Leipziger Adreßbuch: mit Markkleeberg, Böhlitz-Ehrenberg, Engelsdorf, Mölkau 1947/1948 (in German) 06/18/2008
Leipziger Adreßbuch: mit Markkleeberg, Böhlitz-Ehrendorf, Engelsdorf, Mölkau 1949 (in German) 06/18/2008
Adressbuch von Hannover: Stadt- und Geschäftshandbuch 1928 (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch für das Jahr 1937, Erster Band (A-K) (in German) 06/18/2008
Adressbuch der Stadt Düsseldorf 1937 (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch 1914, Zweiter Band (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch 1934, Erster Band (in German) 06/18/2008
Berliner Adreßbuch 1934, Dritter Band (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1906 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1894 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1883 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1949 / 50 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1914 (in German) 06/18/2008
Warnemünde, 1918 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1918 (in German) 06/18/2008
Warnemünde, 1922 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1922 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1924 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1926 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1934 (in German) 06/18/2008
Hallesches Adreßbuch, 1900 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle an der Saale, 1912 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle an der Saale, 1903 (in German) 06/18/2008
Gera, 1925 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1943 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1904 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1912 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1916 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1920 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1928 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1932 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1936/37 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1940 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1900 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1896 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1888 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1884 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1881 (in German) 06/18/2008
Rostock, 1872 (in German) 06/18/2008
Magdeburger Adreßbuch 1925 (in German) 06/18/2008
Gera, 1927 (in German) 06/18/2008
Görlitz, 1925/26 (in German) 06/18/2008
Zwickau, 1919/20 (in German) 06/18/2008
Frankfurt(Oder), 1922 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle a. d. Saale und Giebichenstein, 1879 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle a. d. S. und Umgebung, 1921 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle an der Saale, 1918 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle an der Saale, 1943 (in German) 06/18/2008
Halle an der Saale, 1909 (in German) 06/18/2008
Nordhausen, 1937 (in German) 06/18/2008
Plauen, 1943 (in German) 06/18/2008
Plauen, 1938 (in German) 06/18/2008
Plauen, 1933 (in German) 06/18/2008
Pasewalk, 1928 (in German) 06/18/2008
Pasewalk, 1925 (in German) 06/18/2008
Pasewalk, 1921 (in German) 06/18/2008
Luckau, 1935 (in German) 06/18/2008
Luckau, 1927 (in German) 06/18/2008
Cottbus, 1938 (in German) 06/18/2008
Cottbus, 1937 (in German) 06/18/2008
Potsdam, 1938/39 (in German) 06/18/2008
Potsdam, 1934 (in German) 06/18/2008
Blankenburg, 1949/50 (in German) 06/18/2008
Blankenburg, 1931/32 (in German) 06/18/2008
Blankenburg, 1925/26 (in German) 06/18/2008
Blankenburg, 1920 (in German) 06/18/2008
Jena / Landkreis, 1940 (in German) 06/18/2008
Potsdam, 1949 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1934 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1929 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1927 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1922 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1920 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1917 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1915 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1913 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1942 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1937 (in German) 06/18/2008
Greifswald, 1904 (in German) 06/18/2008
Eisenach, 1925 (in German) 06/18/2008

P.S. Interesting Observation (or Not)

This will bore most of you. To create this blog entry, I cut and pasted the titles, above, from Ancestry's list of recent databases. I had to do a little formatting of the HTML and I made an interesting observation. The links for a lot of these titles were almost identical, sometimes incrementing the number at the end of the address by one, sometimes skipping a value and sometimes mixing up the sequence. That's all. I told you it would be boring to most of you.

www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31500
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31501  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31502  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31503  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31504  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31505  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31506  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31507  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31508  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31509  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31510  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31511  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31512  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31514  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31515  
www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31516

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that last "boring" tidbit. I in fact was wondering how you compiled the list.

    One question: I can't figure out how to navigate to a similar list of directories for other countries. When I click on the general heading of Directories, I can search all Directories housed by Ancestr.com, or I can search one specific Directory (AKA title) at a time. How can I search all Polish directories, for example?

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