German Ancestry

This page is designed to assist those of German ancestry in tracing their roots through Guilford County. Any suggestions and contributions of information are welcome.

Guilford Area German History
from the History of Guilford County, North Carolina,
by the Guilford County Bicentennial Commission

excerpt from “North Carolina Through Four Centuries,” by William S. Powell

The Palatine Project

Earliest Settlers of Friedens

Old Stone House

2/3 of Guilford came from Old Rowan, and many of Guilford’s early settlers can be found in Rowan records.