Lübeck, German Empire Archives and Libraries

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Church records or duplicates may have been gathered from the local parishes into central archives, either by the churches or the state. Older records are frequently given to these archives for safekeeping. Some gaps in the church records of local parishes could be filled using these records.

  • Pdf Archive Inventory: "Part 1 of 2: Church records in Archives" - is an inventory of localities and the location or archive where their records should be found. The sixth column, "Archives", gives a number. To find the name and contact information, look up that number in the second column of this .pdf: Part 2: Archive Addresses.  It is not clear how up-to-date this inventory is.


Some archives offer searches for a fee. Archives might be unable to handle genealogical requests, but they can determine whether they have specific records you need, sometimes perform very brief research, such as just one record, or they may recommend a researcher who can search the records for you. Archivists are required to speak English.

E-mail[edit | edit source]

  • You can e-mail archives and ask whether they have records for a parish. Also, you should inquire whether they provide research services and what their fees are. You can communicate with the archives in English.

Lutheran Archives[edit | edit source]

For information from the church records of Lübeck Evangelical Parishes, contact the church registry, which is now in Ratzeburg .

Evangelical Lutheran Church Duchy Ratzeburg
- Church District Office -
Am Markt 7
D - 23909 Ratzeburg
Germany

Tel .: 04541/889 310, phone: 04541/889 317 (Monday Only)
An inspection of the Church records is only by prior appointment by telephone.
E-mail: verwaltung.kklauenburg@nordelbien.de

Catholic Archives[edit | edit source]

Propsteikirche Sacred Heart
Parade 4
23552 Lübeck
Germany

State Archives[edit | edit source]