Mecklenburg-Schwerin Archives and Libraries

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This website will give you all possible record locations for a given place name. For instance: For the town Zarrentin, one can find documents in the city archives of Stralsund, Wismar, and  Schwerin in the state archives of  Greifswald and Schwerin, in the communal archive of Nordvorpommern and in the Church archive in Schwerin. Clicking on the boxes at the left will then give further information about the time frame of the documents.

Church Archives[edit | edit source]

Lutheran Archives[edit | edit source]

Landeskirchliche Archiv Kiel
Winterbeker Weg 51
24114 Kiel

Phone: + 49-431 64 98 60

Landeskirchliches Archiv Schwerin / Church District Archives Mecklenburg
Postal Address: 110407
19004 Schwerin

Reading room and office building:
Am Dom 2
19055 Schwerin

Tel .: 0385 20223-292
Fax: 0385 20223-299
Mail: schwerin @

Catholic Archives[edit | edit source]

Diocesan Archives Archbishopric Hamburg (Visiting Address)
Schmilinskystraße 80
20099 Hamburg

Diocesan Archives Archbishopric Hamburg (Mail Address)
Am Mariendom 4
20099 Hamburg

Phone: 040 24877 294
Fax: 040 24877 288

Area, City, and University Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Landkreis Bad Doberan Kreisarchiv, August-Bebel-Str. 3, D-18209 Bad Doberan
  • Landkreis Güstrow Kreisarchiv, D-18273 Güstrow
  • Landkreis Ludwigslust Kreisarchiv, Alexandrienstr. 576, D-19288 Ludwigslust
  • Landkreis Müritz Kreisarchiv, Kietzstr. 10/11, D-17192 Waren
  • Stadtarchiv Waren, Neuer Markt, D-17192 Waren
  • Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg Kreisarchiv, Börzower Weg 1, D-23936 Grevesmühlen
  • Landkreis Parchim Kreisarchiv, Moltkeplatz 2, D-19370 Parchim, Postfach 53 und 54, D-19361 Parchim
  • Stadtarchiv Parchim, Putlitzer Str. 56, D-19370 Parchim
  • Stadtarchiv Schwerin, Platz der Jugend 12-14, D-19053 Schwerin
  • Central Land Archives, Grundbucharchiv Schwerin, Lübeckerstr. 287, D-19059 Schwerin
  • Stadtarchiv Wismar, Vor dem Fürstenhof, D-23966 Wismar