The old handwritten book guided church is often the only witness to our ancestors and the sole source for those interested in history.
The records were written mostly in chronological order of the pastors / priests and contain entries about weddings, births, and funerals of people, regardless of class, wealth or gender, often with work and residence.
In the German Reich on 01 06 1876, church records were replaced as official register by the registry offices.
Baptismal records 110 years
Confirmation tab 75 years
Wedding books 80 years
Funeral books 30 years
Our genealogist page you can find books provided digitally, by research.
We genealogists stick our noses into dusty books, files, documents and have a feeling for details. Our goal is to bring history to life. Of course, many files are written in an illegible Old German handwriting. In the old church books, the birthday is often only entered with the baptism date. It is often not the date of death that is noted, but the day of burial and the proper names change from year to year. At the beginning of the books we often find the "u" written as "w" or a fad with the "i" written as "y".
Sütterlin manuscript in the church book
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For evangelical church books, the new Church Book PortalArchionallows a variety of documents placed online. This service is subject to charges.
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