A specialty archive, the Central Office for Genealogy [[http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Deutsche_Zentralstelle_f%C3%BCr_Genealogie Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie]] was founded as an archive for genealogical materials. Later its holdings were incorporated in the Leipzig State Archive. Its extensive collection of German church records from Posen, Ostpreußen, Westpreußen, Pommern, and Schlesien (now in Poland, Russia, and Lithuania) was microfilmed by FamilySearch. The Central Office collection also includes records of many German settlements in eastern Europe. The Family History Library has microfilms of these records, but if you need more information, you can contact the center. For a fee, employees of the center will try to find genealogical sources. But as a general rule, research must be done in Leipzig by the researcher.
The mailing address is: <br>Sächsisches Staatsarchiv Leipzig<br>Abt.[http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Deutsche_Zentralstelle_f%C3%BCr_Genealogie Deutsche Zentralstelle für Genealogie]<br>Schongauer Strasse 1<br>04329 Leipzig<br>GERMANY<br>Internet: [http://staatsarchiv.sachsen.de/index.html http://staatsarchiv.sachsen.de/index.html]
== Archives Outside of Germany ==