Students and researchers intending to use archives in Germany might find the new German archives: a guide to discovering and using them useful.
Created by Ms Ulrike Kändler as part of her internship at the Bodleian Library, August 2014, the guide is designed to help you finding your way through German archives and to enable you identifying exactly what you need for your research – quick and easy! There are more than 3.600 archives offering their holdings and services in Germany so it can be daunting to know where to start.
The guide comes in three main sections:
Do you know your Ablieferungsliste from your Zugang?
A glossary will help you understand specialists terms you are likely to encounter and enable you to communicate with German archives more effectively.
Help, I can’t read the script!
The guide also includes links to script tutorials and useful transliteration resources.
I am very grateful to Ms Ulrike Kändler. Without her incredibly hard work, dedication and expertise this guide would not exist. Her short period in Oxford leaves a legacy from which Oxford researchers can benefit from for a long time to come.