Lübeck, German Empire Census

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For a comprehensive understanding of census records, study the article Germany Census.

Census records for Lübeck are available for the years 1831, 1845, and 1851 on Ancestry.com.  These images contain excellent information about residents including name, age, birthplace, marital status, occupation, and religion.   Many individuals living in Lübeck were born in other areas.  This is a good source to look for individuals from other areas of Germany, particularly Mecklenburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

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Census records may contain:

Given name
Surname
Street address
Head of household
Occupation/status
Marital status
Members of the household and their relationship to the head
Religion

Records at Ancestry.com[edit | edit source]

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Searching Census Records[edit | edit source]

When searching census records, remember the following:

  • Information may be incorrect.
  • The ages listed may not be correct.
  • A given name may not be the same as the name used in vital records.
  • Names may be spelled as they sound.
  • Place-names may be misspelled.
  • Some parts of the census may be illegible.
  • If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.