German Surname Genealogy

Interested in researching your German surname genealogy? Then you’ve come to the right place!

As you may well be aware of by now, tracing your German genealogy can often be very time-consuming and to no avail, particularly if you are unable to speak the archaic language of your German and Prussian ancestors. Even many Germans cannot decipher it, as it has not been used since the Second World War.

German surname genealogy

The quickest and most successful way to trace your German roots, therefore, is to hire a proven German genealogist, who studies and researches German and Prussian family history and can trace back as far as the records permit. 

In an ideal world a genealogist should be recommended to you. As you probably know, there are many ‘rogue’ genealogists and German genealogy resources out there claiming to be able to trace your German surname genealogy, but actually when it comes to it they have no proven track record nor wide-ranging experience.

As you would have seen elsewhere on my website I never recommend anybody unless I’ve researched them fully and/or have used them myself. So if you, like many others, are wondering who I would recommend for discovering your German ancestors, then I would most definitely suggest making contact with Karl-Michael Sala (via the form towards the bottom of this page.)

Karl has been tracing the German surname genealogy of hundreds of people for over 30 years. Karl, born to a German mother and American father, was the first person hand-picked for’s highly successful Paid Expert Research Line and his wife Lynell, the second person! She has single-handedly cracked five matriarchal German lineages for their clients.

Furthermore, Karl was also the primary European Research Consultant for (Germany) and often assisted On Karl is also the highest-rated international genealogist and the only German genealogist.

Karl will make use of a number of historical records and will, possibly most importantly, apply his own impressive knowledge of archaic German customs, laws, migration movements and also historical socio-economical circumstances to compile the information for you.

His experience in and knowledge of German surname genealogy are helped along by his ability to decipher old German. Thus, he will be able to read old German documents and records quickly and accurately for you…no mean feat I’ll have you know!

What particularly struck me personally is his 90 per cent success rate in tracing German/Prussian and European ancestry and the hundreds of endorsements from his previous clients and colleagues.

They include a former director at Deutsche Bank (Germany’s largest bank) as well as celebrities such as Tim Russ (aka Tuvok on Star Trek Voyager) and various politicians. 

Even though Karl's prices are approximately half that of’s research arm, such a project will, nevertheless, require a decently-sized budget, depending on what research is desired, of course. Before any money is transferred, however, and the project taken on, he will have a fact-finding conversation or two with you to ascertain if he might be able to help you.

Also, particularly important, if Karl doesn’t find the information you require, you will get, for no extra charge, limited but complimentary efforts to find what you seek. Most clients get twice that for which they pay!

Rather than just visiting Germany to see the land of your ancestors, imagine if Karl was able to find the specific village and reunite you with distant (or not so distant!) relatives and, via the use of historical images and documents, introduce you to your German ancestors? Magical!

So, if you are wondering whether or not Karl can help you trace your German surname genealogy, please just fill out the short form below. This is a non-contractual and non-binding interest form. Karl has promised to get back to you within 48 hours to let you know if he can be of assistance.

He would preferably like to make contact via telephone, so please do leave a number (including country code) if you feel comfortable doing so. Your telephone number will not be used for any other purpose than this.

Good luck everyone...and please do let me know if Karl managed to help you and what magical information he discovered for you!!

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