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First time visitor

by PaulFB Online Now Dec 29, 2006 at 7:03 AM

I am 52 years old and traveling to Germany for the first time. My grandparents were both born & raised in Germany and my grandfather was from Saarbrucken. I want to spend some time in the town and am looking for suggestions as to how to best get a sense of the town's history as well as how the locals live now. Also, I am assuming that most public records were destroyed during the war, but if anyone has information about how to trace my family tree while I am there that would be appreciated as well. thank you.

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    RE: First time visitor

    by christine.j Online Now Dec 31, 2006 at 12:01 AM

    For some information about the history check out this museum:historisches-museum.org/hist...
    Tracing your family tree : Do you know which church your grandfather belonged to? Baptism records are usually a good source for finding our more about one's
    family.

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    RE: First time visitor

    by abalada Online Now Dec 31, 2006 at 7:29 AM

    Saarbrücken homepage in English
    http://www.en.saarbruecken.de/

    Not directly in Saarbrücken, but not far and typical for the industrial heritage for this region:
    Völklinger ironworks
    http://www.voelklinger-huette.org (the first industrial monument on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list)

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