Ancestry has released a new database that will make connecting with those German relatives even easier: Germany and Surrounding Areas Address Books: 1829-1974. This resource was searched for several of the local surnames with varying results
Since this database is in German, Ancestry encourages users to use German words and spelling when searching the database. Thus, those surnames reporting zero results might have results if a different spelling of the name is used.
Like city directories in the U.S., these address books contain an alphabetical list of heads of household. Also included will likely be the address and occupation information for the head of the household.