4Verein für Computergenealogie
The utilitarian design might put you off this German website, run by the Association for Computer Genealogy (Verein für Computergenealogie). But it is packed with useful information and free resources for anyone researching Germany ancestry. Alongside a vast GenWiki and frequently updated news pages, it is home to what is described as the largest and most active German-speaking forum for family researchers. It also has a selection of free databases drawn from sources such as monumental inscriptions, plus a database of addresses from historic address books, population directories and civil books.