I am a beginner and have been using Ancestry.com but German records seem to come to a halt at the WWI.

What can be used to search further back?

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    Welcome to G&FH SE! I've made this a duplicate of an earlier question that should give you a number of avenues to pursue. In addition this FamilySearch page may be useful to you: familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Germany_Genealogy
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 16, 2015 at 5:28
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    Eric: There's a mis-match between the date in the title (1700) and the date implied in the question (1914). Please make clear the era you are asking about. Learning that you are a beginner is good, but a quick summary your language capabilities and scope of the research you've done would also help us in writing our responses.
    – bgwiehle
    Oct 16, 2015 at 19:20
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    The answers to this question might be helpful: How can I determine what records are available in a particular locale?
    – Jan Murphy
    Oct 16, 2015 at 21:33
  • Thank You PolyGeo I appreciate the redirecting me. Thank you BGWIEHLE for the constructive criticism; I will try to be more precise. And thank you Jan, I will read through this. Thanks again all. Oct 21, 2015 at 2:48